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This example shows how to calculate the gallons per minute (GPM) on water hydrants. Cartegraph recommends verifying the calculation in this example works for you before you implement it.
- Click >Automation Manager.
- Click Create Automation.
- Select the Verify or perform a calculation before a task is saved trigger.
- Extend the trigger with the following filters.
This makes sure the automation only runs when someone closes a task rather than other times the task is edited.
- Use a series of Condition blocks to validate that all of the required information has been entered, and use the Error Message block to report errors back to the user.
- Implement one last check to verify that the required fields are not empty.
- Use a Set Fields block. Add the GPM field to this and set the field type to (s) Syntax; use an appropriate formula.
You could start with the following formula, but you may need to adjust it to work with your system: