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I'm using the Web Interface to create and edit records in AD. I have two 'fields' on the form for the attributes positionPrimarySupervisor and Manager. There is a property pattern for Manager and upon creation it will be populated with the value entered in positionPrimarySupervisor. My issue is that I also need it to populate when a user record is updated and the value in positionPrimarySupervisor changes, but I don't have the option in the property pattern dialog to indicate that it needs to "execute" on both create and edit like what is available for other property patterns. I'm attaching a screen capture below. Is there some other way for me to accomplish this easily.

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Yes, you can do that, but instead of a Property Pattern, you need to use a Business Rule that will update the manager when the primary supervisor changes. To create such a rule:

  1. Create a new Business Rule.
  2. On step 2 of the Create Business Rule wizard, select User and After Updating a User.
  3. On step 3, add the Update the User action and click Add.
  4. In the Property to modify filed, select Manager.
  5. Select Update value and click the Browse button embedded in the New value field.
  6. Activate the Template tab and enter the following template: %positionPrimarySupervisor%.
  7. Click OK 3 times.
  8. Right-click the action you added and click Add Condition.
  9. Select If <property> changed.
  10. Select If Position Primary Supervisor has changed, where Position Primary Supervisor is the display name for the positionPrimarySupervisor attribute.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Finish creation of the Business Rule.

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