Set Field – “Specify Target Field” OptionalPosted: June 18, 2013
When using the Set Field script step, I’ve always used the “Specify target field” option, thinking that, for Set Field to work, I had to say which field to set. I must have done this hundreds of times. But it was only this morning that I realised that this option is just that – an option, and that I therefore have the option not to specify the target field. In this case, the current field is set (assuming that a field is already selected).
This means that, for example, triggered scripts can be made much more portable – often I’ve found myself passing the field name as a parameter in situations where, I now realise, I can just do (say), “Set Field [“”]”.
This was one of those “doh” moments, with which I have a love/hate relationship. I’m embarrassed and annoyed not to have realised before, but pleased to feel better equipped for future challenges!