Configuring Stopwatch Active Flag

    You are able to configure a flag on Salesforce Tasks that serves as an indicator for when the stopwatch is actively running for the task. This makes it easier for you to identify which Salesforce Tasks have an active stopwatch. This help article will walk you through how to configure said flag.


    Please note: This feature is only supported in Salesforce Tasks and is not available for any other object where you may have added the Stopwatch component.


    Create Custom Checkbox on Salesforce Task Object

    The first step is to create a custom checkbox in the Activity object that will serve as a flag.


    1. Click on the Gear Icon at the top right corner and go to Setup.

    2. Go to Object Manager.

    3. Click on Activity.

    4. Go to Fields & Relationships and click on New.

    5.  Select "Checkbox" as the Data Type and click on Next.

    6. Enter a field name. In the example below, we named the field "Stopwatch is Active" but you can choose to use a different naming convention if preferred. 

      Set the default value to "unchecked". You can also choose to provide a description and help text. Click on Next when finished.

    7. Set the field to be "Visible" for all user profiles and click on Next.

    8. Select the task layout(s) you would like to add this field to, and then click on Save.

    9. After the field is created, copy the API name.


    Populate Custom Settings

    Next, you will need to pop

    1. In Setup, go to Home and enter "Custom Settings" in the Quick Find box. Then click on Custom Settings.

    2. Click on Manage beside Inspire Planner Config.

    3. Click on Edit on top of the page.

    4. Paste the API Name of your custom field in Stopwatch Active Field. Then click on Save.

      By populating the API Name here in Custom Settings, when the Stopwatch is running for the Salesforce Task, it will also set your custom field to TRUE.


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