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I belive we may have opened a ticket for this question in the past but I can't find the answer.

We have a need to delay changing user attributes until their transfer/promotion date.

So we have a Custom Command called Promote/Transfer. It takes in several parameters (manager, title, department)

We set the transfer/promotion date in adm-customattributedate2

We have a scheduled task that runs the following powershell hourly.

# Get all pending Approval Requests
$containerPath = $Context.GetWellKnownContainerPath("ApprovalRequests")
$container = $Context.BindToObject($containerPath)

$requests = $container.GetApprovalRequests("ADM_APPROVALSTATE_PENDING")

foreach ($requestID in $requests)
{
    # Bind to the Approval Request
    $guid = [Guid]$requestID
    $request = $Context.BindToObjectEx("Adaxes://<GUID=$guid>", $True)

    $approversInfo = $request.GetApproversInfo()
    if (-not ($approversInfo.IsApproverEx($Context.Initiator.UserAdsObject, $request.Requestor, $request.TargetObject)))
    {
        continue # The Scheduled Task is not an approver
    }

    # Get date when modifications are due
    $operation = $request.DescriptionOfOperationToApprove
    $result = $operation | Select-String -Pattern "(?<=\{.{8}-.{4}-.{4}-.{4}-.{12}\}\s)\d{2}\/\d{2}\/\d{4}(?=\s\{.{8}-.{4}-.{4}-.{4}-.{12}\})"

    if ($result -eq $NULL)
    {
        $Context.LogMessage("Cannot find a date when to execute the following operation: '$operation'.", "Warning")
        continue
    }

    try
    {
        $date = [Datetime]::ParseExact($result.Matches[0].Value, "dd/MM/yyyy", $NULL)
    }
    catch
    {
        $Context.LogMessage("Cannot convert a date when to execute the following operation: '$operation'.", "Warning")
        continue
    }

    if ($date -gt [System.Datetime]::UtcNow)
    {
        continue
    }

    # Approve the request
    $request.Approve()
}

Somehow someone changed something and now its not working anymore. I can't for the life of me find the original article/ticket that this powershell came from, but it had the instructions we needed to delay modifying a user's manager, title, and department until the scheduled date.

Any help would be much much appreciated. Thanks!

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Hello,

It looks like you mean the below script.

# Get all pending Approval Requests
$containerPath = $Context.GetWellKnownContainerPath("ApprovalRequests")
$container = $Context.BindToObject($containerPath)

$requests = $container.GetApprovalRequests("ADM_APPROVALSTATE_PENDING")

foreach ($requestID in $requests)
{
    # Bind to the Approval Request
    $guid = [Guid]$requestID
    $request = $Context.BindToObjectEx("Adaxes://<GUID=$guid>", $True)

    $approversInfo = $request.GetApproversInfo()
    if (-not ($approversInfo.IsApproverEx($Context.Initiator.UserAdsObject, $request.Requestor, $request.TargetObject)))
    {
        continue # The Scheduled Task is not an approver
    }

    # Get date when modifications are due
    $operation = $request.DescriptionOfOperationToApprove
    $result = $operation | Select-String -Pattern "(?<=\{.{8}-.{4}-.{4}-.{4}-.{12}\}\s)\d{2}\/\d{2}\/\d{4}(?=\s\{.{8}-.{4}-.{4}-.{4}-.{12}\})"

    if ($result -eq $NULL)
    {
        $Context.LogMessage("Cannot find a date when to execute the following operation: '$operation'.", "Warning")
        continue
    }

    try
    {
        $date = [Datetime]::ParseExact($result.Matches[0].Value, "dd/MM/yyyy", $NULL)
    }
    catch
    {
        $Context.LogMessage("Cannot convert a date when to execute the following operation: '$operation'.", "Warning")
        continue
    }

    if ($date -gt [System.Datetime]::UtcNow)
    {
        continue
    }

    # Approve the request
    $request.Approve()
}

However, we cannot be sure. For us to suggest a full solution which might not require any scripts, please, post here or send us (support@adaxes.com) a screenshot of the custom command you are using. Any additional details regarding the workflow you have will be much appreciated.

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