This post is based on a recent question that I got from a blog reader in a blog post related to List Formatting and setting field values:
I am trying to add an action button to my Microsoft list. The reason for this is that I would like the trip date column to populate with the current date the button was pressed. Just to make it easier for the executives to confirm they have completed a work trip. Can this be done thru list and conditional formatting and json coding?
We can use the customRowAction attribute with the setValue action type in list formatting to achieve this.
Basically we need to set a field value to the by retrieving the current date using the token @now (that detects the current date/time automatically).
This value brings the time automatically, so if we need to set the date only manually we can generate a string in the format ‘yyyy-MM-dd’ and it will also work, as below:
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