You wish to calculate the age of an employee and maintain this information in the biographical information Portlet
Employee Central - Biographical Information
There are two different ways in which the age of your employees can be displayed.
They are YY/MM/DD or the value in years (Rounded Down).
- In order to use the YY/MM/DD format you must ensure the age field is a custom string field.
- In order to use the value in years (rounded down) you must ensure the age field is a custom double (Numeric) field.
To Create the rule:
Go to Admin Centre> Configure Business Rules
Create a Basic Rule with Base component Biographical information, and use either one of the SET conditions in the below example (not both) -:
- For YY/MM/DD create a rule using the "Convert to YY/MM/DD" function
- For the age value (rounded down) use the "Difference in Years Round Down" function
Set the Rule as onView on the Biographical Information element - either via xml or the Manage Business Configuration tool.
NOTE: onView, Calculated fields are transient fields and so no data is saved to the system. The Values will dynamically calculate each time that you visit the users Biographical Information. You will not be able to report on the value, so long as the rule is set to trigger onView.
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