Scenario Overview

In your business, you may need to restore information that has been changed. 

In this scenario, we are required to revert the phone numbers of all Account entities back to their values from 7 days ago. 

This can be done using auditing and some North52 formula.  

Note : In the real world, we actually scheduled this formula to fire over the course of a couple of nights to allow for the high workload. We removed this part for simplification.  

North52 Decision Suite Solution

The North52 Decision Suite solution works like this:

  • A formula of type Process Genie will be triggered by a Quick Button on the Account entity
  • The formula will gather the auditing values of the Account entity from the last 7 days
  • It will then read the telephone number from 7 days ago and update the Account record with it

Note : For this formula to work, you will need to have auditing turned on for the Account record. 

Please see Microsoft online articles for instruction on how to do this.         

North52 Decision Suite Steps  

The following set of steps outline how to create this Formula:

  • Create a new formula of type 'Process Genie'
  • Set the Mode to 'ServerSide'
  • Set Display Format to 'String'
  • Set the Source Entity to 'Account'
  • Go to the Formula editor
  • Copy and paste the formula below
  • Click Save
  • Copy the Short Code in the top right hand corner for later




  xCacheLoadLocal('AuditEC', FindRecordsAudit('account', [account.accountid], 7, 1, false)),

  xCacheFilterLocal('AuditEC', 'Attribute = "telephone1"', 'Date'),

            xCacheGetLocal('AuditEC', 'Old Value', '?', 0   )


N52 Create a quick button.

Please follow the instructions at the link here, using the Shortcode of the formula you made above. 

Wizard - FindRecordsAudit

Please see below the wizard you can use to create the FindRecordsAudit() function call used in this formula. 

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