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New Release Feature

This guide references the Computed Field Values feature from the Spring ‘23 Release. To turn this feature on in your account, navigate to Account Settings > Account Features and select the following features:

  • Preview Feature: Computed Field Values
  • Improvements to Computed Fields
  • Built-in Fields in the UI

Computed Field Values (aka Computed Values) allows businesses to configure an algorithm to automatically populate the value for a particular field on an entity.

In order for a field to have its value computed, a user must define a Computation Method for the field in question. This configuration is part of the field definition, in the same way that the display name, tooltip, and validation are a part of the field definition.

This guide is intended to walk you through setting up Computed Field Values, including configuring your field, as well as computing the value for a field on an entity.

For details on the required permissions and access controls needed to use this feature, visit the Computed Field Values reference documentation.