How to Append Last Modified Date & User within the Description field of an Activity

The following is a handy tip for appending the last modified date and user details to the description field of any entity. In this case I’ll be using the Phone Activity. This may be useful for providing a visual guide for your team members in quickly seeing a history log of when this record was last touched.

Here’s how you can accomplish this.

  1. Create a new background workflow
  2. Set to on Record fields change
  3. Select Fields. Check all fields except Modified By, Modified By (Delegate), Modified On, and Description.
  4. Add a new Update Step
  5. Set Properties to
  6. Save the workflow and then Activate

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