I am using rules to set a data value of a field on a node. Works great!
BUT, when the rule is triggered, the node's 'updated' timestamp is changed. In my particular application, I do NOT want this to happen. I totally understand why this behavior might be desired by some (most), but in my case I don't.
Is there any way to prevent the 'updated' timestamp from being updated when rules is used to set/change the value of a field on that node?
Here are the nitty gritty details of my application: I have two node types: Parent & Child The child node includes an entity reference field to relate it to its parent node. When a child node is created or updated, I use rules to change a field value of it's parent node. I got that all to work great, but, when the rule is triggered, the parent node's 'updated' timestamp is changed to the current time, which I do not want.
I also posted this question to the Rules issue queue on d.o: https://www.drupal.org/node/2796899