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Populating field based on Account Name

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I am trying to create a script that will autofill a person's email address based on their user account name. I know I could do an if-then step in the script, but for 40 users that would be a lot. Is there a way to use the Set Field with a calculated result? What I imagined was this:

Get Accountname

If Accountname=bookkeeper set the field to bookkeeper@example.com

If Accountname=purchasing set the field to purchasing@example.com.

Is it possible to do that in one calculated result?

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Get(AccountName) & "@example.com"

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I assume you are looking to set up an email address for your employees using their accountname as part of the address. e.g. Accountname@abc.com.

If the account name is already their set up an auto enter calculation in the email address field:

Get(Accountname) &"@abc.com"

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Many are the same as the email address, but some are not. I had also intended on one that autofills the Title in another field and I thought I could use the same routine if it worked.

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You should have a User (or Employee) table, where the Email address is stored, along with the Account Name. You can then use this on the child side of a relationship from a "CurrentUser" global or unstored calc in the local table to the Account Name in the User table. With the relationship established, you can reference the Email address (or whatever fields you wish) from the User table. The script can then grab the related Email field and insert it in the local record using Set Field[].

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So once I have that separate table created, I have the script compare the accountname to the Users table, then set the field from the related record?

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