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Apex Trigger - Update Date field with value in other Date field on same custom object

All ,

This is my first attempt in creating a trigger.

I have 2 date fields (below) in a custom object name Judgment_Event__c

Expiration_Date__c
Recording_Date__c

When I attempted to write my trigger below, I received the error.

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I want a trigger to initiate when a user enters or edits the Recording_Date__c the same date value will automatically populate into the Expiration_Date__c . This could be easily done with a formula field, however I am trying to learn how to code using triggers.

Regards,
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sharathchandra thukkanisharathchandra thukkani

obj.Expiration_Date__c = obj.Recording_Date__c; 

reverse it.

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sharathchandra thukkanisharathchandra thukkani
you need to take the reference of the Judgment_Event__c object when you are assignin the value.

i.e obj.Recording_Date__c = obj.Expiration_Date__c
 
Forrest MulduneForrest Muldune

sharathchandra,

For some reason whey I enter a date in  Recording_Date__c the date value does not populate into the 
Expiration_Date__c field. 

My update trigger is below

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sharathchandra thukkanisharathchandra thukkani

obj.Expiration_Date__c = obj.Recording_Date__c; 

reverse it.
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Forrest MulduneForrest Muldune

sharathchandra,

Thank you sir, I appreciate your time. if you know of any websites that could help me with the similar issues I had, I would appreciate it if you could send it to me.