I'm wondering if it is possible to use the Drupal Rules module with CiviCRM Entity to send me an email when, for example, someone has taken an action (like made a donation) that updated the contact record and (for example) changed their first name. I can see a trigger "Before updating a civicrm contact" that then offer "Changed" and "Unchanged" values which could be compared (Condition: data comparison) but, that trigger does not seem to work? Any ideas?

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The extension CiviRules is maybe an option. You can find it in the extension directory https://civicrm.org/extensions/civirules and the latest documentation is at https://docs.civicrm.org/civirules/en/latest/ .

  • This may be the best option in this particular case, because CiviCRM Entity has its Rules event triggered in hook_civicrm_post(), in which case the original entity has already been altered in the db, and there's really no way to look back. Aug 24, 2017 at 14:29

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