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Using fields for setting evaluation time

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Using Fields for Setting Evaluation Time

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This screencast shows how to use fields when scheduling Rules components. In the example we are also using the Flag module, to allow people to sign up for reminder e-mails 24 hours before an event starts. The screencast covers:

  • Using flags to load user lists in Rules
  • Scheduling a rules component from a triggered rule
  • Some words about rescheduling the evaluation if the event date should change
  • Using conditions to make fields available in Rules configuration
  • Using a date field to set evaluation time
  • Adding an offset to the evaluation (-1 day)
  • Verifying the configuration by executing the action set manually

Note: It would have been smarter to use the “Before saving content” event for this rule – to make it act on both new nodes and updates of existing ones. If combined with a check to see that the event is in the future, you would actually have pretty good notification system!

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