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Learning ServiceNow. - Second Edition

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Learning ServiceNow. - Second Edition

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Overview of this book

This book is an updated version of Learning ServiceNow, that will cover the new and updated features of the ServiceNow platform. It will show you how to put important ServiceNow features to work in the real world, while introducing key concepts via examples of managing and automating IT services. It'll help you build a solid foundation of knowledge, and will demonstrate how to effectively implement and configure modules within ServiceNow. We'll show you how to configure and administer your instance, and then move on to building strong user interfaces and creating powerful workflows. We also cover other key elements of ServiceNow, such as notifications, security, reporting, and custom development. You will learn how to improve and automate your business' workflow and processes. By the end of this book, you will be able to successfully configure and manage ServiceNow like a pro.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Learning ServiceNow Second Edition
Contributors
Preface
Index

Business rules


Business rules execute on the server, so the usual server-side APIs are available to any scripts that might need to be run. Also available in business rules, are the current and previous objects, though previous isn't available when the business rule runs asynchronously.

Business rules have an added level of granularity as to when they can be run. An administrator can choose to have a business rule run either before, or after a record or update has been saved to the database.

Let's say for example, that I'm looking at an incident ticket, and I change the State field to Closed. After saving the record, that record update is sent on its way to the database; but if we have a business rule with the When field set to before, then any scripts in it will be executed on that record prior to the record being saved to the database. This is important to note, because it gives you another means by which to reject an update before it hits the database using the setAbortAction() method of...