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add a button label field for custom buttons
custom button label is same as the button name. As you cant have two buttons with the same name, you can't create two custom buttons with the same label. This is needed for example where the business process action from the user perspective requires the same button name to be selected, but actions need to be different dependent on criteria in the record.
ID
421
Category
TeamDesk
Author

Graham White
Date Created
2/7/2011 11:53:19 AM
Date Updated
2/21/2011 10:56:35 AM
Status
New Idea
Score
10
Promoted By
Graham White
Comments
Kirill Bondar  Staff  2/7/2011 5:52:49 PM
The only reason for button name uniqueness is to ensure that in no situation the user will be presented with two or more buttons with identical labels.

But if you want it - there are many tricks. If the label consist of two words you can add few extra spaces between words. Or use different characters that look the same - such as Latin A and Cyrillic A.
Nathan Phillips (CW) 2/20/2011 11:06:58 PM
Graham - you could use the button to trigger two different workflow rules. If you filter the two workflow rules differently, one for each of the criteria you want to check for, then only the correct action will trigger. You can set up the trigger in both rules on a checkbox column - the same checkbox column in both trigger. Default it to unchecked. Then trigger a different workflow action in each of the rules.

The only assignment in the button, then, is setting that trigger flag to true. Then clicking the button will always perform the correct action.

If you need to be able to trigger the action again on the same record, then in both workflow actions you can clear the trigger column so that it can be triggered again.
Graham White 2/21/2011 3:13:45 AM
Thanks Nathan - great solution!
Nathan Phillips (CW) 2/21/2011 10:56:35 AM
My pleasure. :-)
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