I have a pick list field name status and i want that when “Declined” is selected, then Status Date is auto populated Today.
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You can create workflow rule on that object.
Go to setup > create > workflow & approvals > workflow rule > continue > new Rule > select 'object' that contains the status field > Give rule name > select evaluation criteria according to your needs > under criteria select status in field, equals under operator and Declined under value.
Now click Save & Next.
Now we will create an update field task.
Click on Add workflow action drop-down, select new field update
Give any name, unique name would be automatically generated
In field to update select Date field > under Data options select use a formula to set the new value>
Click Show Formula Editor
Double click 'today' function from the right side of all function categories.
Click on save.
Now Click on Done.
Now click on Activate