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Can we update the the modified field?

Apr 25, 2015 at 1:53 PM
Edited Apr 25, 2015 at 2:05 PM
Hi folks,

I have a pretty simple question, is there anyway to update the modified field? I just need a way to to either force it to update without having to any modification done to any fields or update the modified field with the current date and time.

To give you a bit more details on my project, I have created a button whre I wan ti to force/update the modified date. Users would have tasks to perform everyday and would need to update their tasks hourly via this button. I have a list where I used the modified field to show when it was last modified, if the item hasn't been updated for more than an hour it would turn red. That would remind of their task. So I just need a simple way to update the modified field.

Would anyone have any idea?
Apr 26, 2015 at 10:19 AM
No, you can't update the Modified value directly. You could, however, update any column in the item and the Modified value would change. You might want to create a special column just for this purpose, since from the sounds of it you aren't actually updating any other values.