In a situation where I know that a specific change to the content of a specific node will need to be made on a specific date and time, is there any way to automate that change so that I do not need to make the change manually specifically at that date and time, but rather can prepare it in advance?

The Scheduler module allows for scheduling publishing and unpublishing nodes, and I am basically looking for some (hopefully lightweight) way to achieve a similar effect to the content of a node.

This is for Drupal 7 (though compatibility with the upcoming Drupal 8 is definitely a plus). Ideally it will also handle the components on Webform nodes (one of the things I want to be able to do is replace the list of options in a "select" component).

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This could be done with a Rules Schedule:

The Rules module allows site administrators to define conditionally executed actions based on occurring events (known as reactive or ECA rules). It's a replacement with more features for the trigger module in core and the successor of the Drupal 5 workflow-ng module.

specifically this functionality: Flexible scheduling system that allows scheduling any component / action.

  • Okay... that looked promising at first, but unfortunately it has two problems. One, it seems quite heavy-weight for what essentially boils down to changing some text at a given time. Two, and this is something I completely forgot to mention in the question originally (sorry about that): it doesn't seem to handle webforms very nicely at all.
    – user
    Jun 14, 2015 at 12:24
  • well, then it sounds like you will need a custom module
    – Geoff
    Jun 14, 2015 at 12:30
  • I'll see if anyone else can come up with a good suggestion. (A custom module is certainly an option, but it's definitely not my first option.) Still, have an upvote, because your answer clearly can be coaxed into doing what my question was asking for at the time of your answer.
    – user
    Jun 14, 2015 at 12:32

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