Created subitems via automation now have Last Updated = Creator of automation. Adjustable?

Hi there,

I’ve created a rule that automatically adds some subitems whenever a user creates an item.
This works OK, though it shows that it was last updated by me (as creator of the automation I guess?). So even when someone else creates the parent item.

Can I control this in some way? I would like to see the person who created the parent item instead…

I see the field in the parameter options, but it’s greyed out?

Hi @HarmLommers , I just tested 2 methods that work.

  • The first is to use the Creation Log column rather than Last Updated. Creation Log can show the person as well as date (it’s in the column settings if it doesn’t show them automatically). In my test, it successfully showed the actual item creator (Guest), not automation creator (me).

  • The second method is to have a person column for the Creator, and in your custom automation add a step to “assign creator” to that column. This method also worked correctly, as you can see in the screenshot below.

The only one that shows the automation creator is the “Last Updated” column!
Picture 2021-06-25 at 8.26.18 PM