How can I know when the automation will run if the trigger is 'when a record matches conditions'

I created automation like this:

  • trigger: when a record matches conditions - Has started (column name) = N
  • action: send a slack message

I tested the automation, it works. But when the automation will run?

Anywhere between a few seconds to a few minutes after a record from that table has a field value of “N”.

@Kamille_Parks apparently I did not receive any slack message since the automation was turned on last evening.

But does this only run the first time the record meets the condition?

Or every time the record meets the condition after an update?

Or every time the script runs does it check every record run the script on all that continue to meet the condition?

Really would like to know more about this.

Every time a record from the table (or view from a table, if specified) is created or updated, Airtable checks to see if the new field values match the conditions set by the Automation. If the conditions match, the Automation will run. If a record ends up meeting the conditions set multiple times throughout that record’s lifetime, the Automation will run for that particular record multiple times.

Ok, so only if the record meets the condition and last updated on the record is newer than the last time the script ran?