Modify a record with a formula field

posted Nov 18, 2013, 12:53 AM by Ezra Kenigsberg   [ updated Nov 18, 2013, 12:56 AM ]
Here's a cool one from Pete Fife
  1. if I build a URL that modifies a field value,
  2. and then embed that URL in a HYPERLINK() function in a formula field,
then I've created a clickable link within a record that automatically changes its value! Very clever.

A picture helps explain:
(Picture from Pete Fife's solution.)