Dot-walking and GlideElement

As we learned in a previous chapter, dot-walking allows you to access fields on related records via a reference field, by chaining field names separated by dots. For example, to get the email address of the person to whom an incident is assigned from a business rule on the Incident table, you might use the following code:

var assignedEmail =; 

You might notice that I also used the toString() method above. This is because, as we saw in the server-side Glide API documentation, fields accessed from server-side GlideRecords return GlideElement objects; not just values. JavaScript will generally coerce (cast) values to whatever datatype you're trying to use it as, but it is always ...

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