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Integer Increment Function on Workflow

We are trying to use the Task Focused UI Workflow to increment an Integer field as an action on one of the stages. This is a common function usually handled via a Trigger. I can see that the increment Date field works with a set number of days. The Integer field however throws a number format exception.
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  • Mar 29 2019
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Priority High - Critical
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    JOHN Lundgren commented
    April 25, 2019 12:32

    Thank you again for submitting this Idea!

    This request will not be delivered within the release currently under development, but the theme is aligned with our multi-year strategy. IBM is soliciting Community feedback for this request through activities such as voting. IBM will update this request in the future.

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    Guest commented
    April 24, 2019 04:31

    Hi John,

    This function is already present for simple string fields as part of the operations of Workflows, as it is already possible for text it should be fairly easy to extend for decimal fields. The date field also has an increment by day function.  I understand the idea of the operations is to reduce the number of basic triggers that need to be developed. At the moment we have implemented a workaround using a simple string field to hold numbers and increment the field as text in the operation instead.

    Thanks, Adam

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    JOHN Lundgren commented
    April 24, 2019 02:40

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks again for submitting this Idea!

    For use cases such as "how many times the due date of an Issue has been extended", what is the maximum typically? If this maximum is low, we are wondering what the issue is with using a Trigger?

    Please provide additional reasons why you believe using Triggers to satisfy the use case is not sufficient.


    John Lundgren - Senior Offering Manager - OpenPages GRC