I have two rules -

  1. Triggers - after new content is saved
  2. Triggers - after updating existing content


  • When I create a new node both rules are getting triggered together.

Probable Cause

However, there must be some solution to this. Please any suggestions, workarounds, solutions...anybody?


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You could add a condition in both rules to check whether the $node->created and $node->changed timestamps are same.

For a newly created node $node->created and $node->changed time will be same, while for an updated node both will be having different timestamps.

You probably need to add an Execute custom PHP code in rule condition to do this.

  • You can also use $node->new flag also... Commented Jan 24, 2013 at 5:35
  • Checking with $node->created and $node->changed worked smooth..awesome!...@DineshKumar a description in tokens under rules says - $node->is_new : 'Whether the node is new and not saved to the database yet.', I suppose its not what I want here. But thanks anyway for trying to help.
    – SGhosh
    Commented Jan 24, 2013 at 6:15

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