"old" keyword

Note: This keyword is applicable only for Zoho Creator.


The old keyword fetches the previous value of the specified field when you edit and resubmit an existing record of a form.

Note: This keyword can be used only in the "On Validate" block of a workflow when a record is edited.


<variable> = old.<field_link_name>;

To store the fetched old value


Link name of the form field whose old value needs to be retrieved

Example 1

The following example fetches the value stored in the field - plan before the record is edited:

 previous_plan = old.plan;

Example 2

The following example checks if the value of the field - plan has been changed when the record is edited:

 if(old.plan != input.plan)
 info "Plan has been changed";

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