This function is only used with the Insert Multi Child workflow block. This function is executed by the Insert Object quick action during run time and returns the value of a field within an instance of a business object.

Use this function with caution. Because it connects with the database, using this function too often can affect the application performance.


GetBOValue(recId, boRecId, boRef, boField)

Enabled For

For a description of the business object categories, see Notes on "Enabled For".

Business Object Category Yes/No
Business Rules: Before-Save Rules Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (After Save, with or without Also Recalculate on Load) Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, without Also Recalculate On Load) Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, with Recalculate On Load) Yes
Business Rules: Editing Rules Yes1
Business Rules: Initialization Rules Yes
Business Rules: Read Only Rules No
Business Rules: Required Rules Yes1
Business Rules: Validation Rules Yes
Client Expressions No
Object Permissions No
Services Yes
Mobile Yes
Quick Actions (except UI Quick Actions) Yes
UI Quick Actions No
Reports Yes
Search/Dashboard without field references Yes
Search/Dashboard with field references No
1. Except when this field appears on a form or is triggered by such a field.


Parameter Description
recId The RecID of the context business object.
boRecId The RecID of the related business object instance.
boRef The name of the business object, such as Profile#Employee.
boField The field of the business object instance (boRecId) for which to get the value.

Return Value

The same type as the boField parameter type. For example, if the boField parameter is a DateTime value, this function returns a DateTime value.


Task#Assignment.Details = $(GetBOValue(RecId, 'boRecId', 'Journal#', 'Subject'))

In this example, there are the following values:

RecId is the RecID of an incident

boRecId is the RecID of the journal

boRef is Journal#

boField is 'Subject'

If the Journal.Subject value is "Incident 10945 is assigned to you", then the Task#Assignment has in its Details field the following: "Incident# 10945 is assigned to you".