I am new to Drupal. Trying to get it work with Rules module.

I have added new field (decimal type) to user: field_user_custom which I can see in DB as user__field_user_custom as a table.

I want to add value to this table on each article update.

I have setup rule as this:

  1. Create a Reaction rule

  2. React on Event: "After updating content"

  3. Action:

    a. Type: set data

    b. Data Value: @user.current_user_context:current_user:field_user_custom

    c. Value: 888

However, on article update, this value is not updated. I have tested if the rule is applied with having System Msg and it throws the msg but doesn't update the user field.

I doubt my Data Value is not correct. Which is why I have tried with this:

  • user:field_user_custom

but this didn't help either. What am I missing?

  • chances are that you're missing this Commented May 1, 2017 at 7:45
  • Sorry, didn't get you. Do you mean I haven't installed this module? Like I said, it show the sys msg already. Commented May 1, 2017 at 8:28
  • which release of it? Commented May 1, 2017 at 8:30
  • Version 8. Tried with both. Commented May 1, 2017 at 8:36
  • Sorry but there are multiple releases for Drupal release 8, so can you be more accurate to indicate something like alfa1, alfa2, betaX, RcY ? Commented May 1, 2017 at 8:40

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You were close. It's actually @user.current_user_context:current_user.field_user_custom, per "Set a data value"?.

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