000027708 - Understanding when Calculations trigger in RSA Archer 5.x and differences between the As Needed vs Always options

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Article Number000027708
Applies ToRSA Product Set: Archer
RSA Version/Condition: 5.x
IssueUnderstanding when Calculations Trigger in RSA Archer
ResolutionArcher 5.x offers a couple of different options from a configuration standpoint for the frequency of calculation of a calculated field. 
This can be a bit confusing, so below is a breakdown of when a calculated field will trigger depending on the recalculation property: As Needed vs Always.
As Needed fields fire:
  • On change of a dependent field(same application or related app - depends on the fields calc logic)
  • On a manual full module recalc(clicking the Launch Full Recalculation button on the calculations tab)
  • On a click of the recalculate button within a record
  • On install of a package(update of an existing application)
Always fields fire:
  • On change of a dependent field(same application or related app - depends on the fields calc logic)
  • On change of any field within the same application
  • On a manual full module recalc(clicking the Launch Full Recalculation button on the calculations tab)
  • On a scheduled full module recalc
  • On a click of the recalculate button within a record
  • On install of a package(update of an existing application)
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