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Ken sfdc1Ken sfdc1 

created a formula mailing address fields on custom child object of contact

Hi 

 I created formula fields for copying the address fields from contact to child custom oject but the client wants only for the first time when a custom object record is created these address fields on custom object must not get updated every time when a contact mailing address is changed.

How to achieve this?
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Geoffrey J FlynnGeoffrey J Flynn
Here is a screenshot of the Field Update.  I'm assuming that this is the part you are stuck on.  The rule itself is just on create where formula evalutes to TRUE (so that it fires every time), and it should fire this workflow action
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Geoffrey J FlynnGeoffrey J Flynn
You will need to do this with a workflow rule that only fires on create.
Change the fields to text and then the workflow rule updates based on the parent field when the child is created
Ken sfdc1Ken sfdc1
Do you have an example of the workflow rule. 
Geoffrey J FlynnGeoffrey J Flynn
Here is a screenshot of the Field Update.  I'm assuming that this is the part you are stuck on.  The rule itself is just on create where formula evalutes to TRUE (so that it fires every time), and it should fire this workflow action
 User-added image
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