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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

Important task fields


The task table, like any table, consists of table columns (fields) that can store data for each record. In particular, the task table has several fields which are supremely useful for nearly any record that could be used to track work in ServiceNow. Following are some of those fields, and a description of their purpose. These fields may or may not be shown on the form or the list of any task-extended table, but all of them exist on all tables that extend the Task [task] table (give or take some differences caused by dictionary overrides).

Active

Active is a Boolean field. This means that it stores a true/false value, and displays on the form as a check-box. This field is often controlled by a business rule. A business rule is a server-side script that runs in response to specific events on a record. In this case, an event which triggers off the State field is usually what determines whether the Active field should be set to true or false. The Active field is a good general...