I’m using a button to trigger a Zapier webhook. It’s annoying that every time the button is clicked, a browser window is opened. As I can select to run a script with the push of a button, is there any way to run a script in the background that triggers the webhook? Thanks!
You could have a dedicated view/formula/field that groups records you mark in a single/multi-select field or in any other way, then have an automation send the payload with a when-record-enters-view/matches-condition trigger.
That’s the most direct approach for doing exactly what you stated that comes to mind. But might I suggest it ought not be the buttons that annoy you, but the act of pushing them, itself? That would be more in line with leveraging Airtable to its full potential. And given the size of Airtable, you might be waiting for a while if you’re hoping they deploy a UI component that isn’t immediately clear about whether it’s doing anything… well, that would be a serious engineering --not to mention UX-- mishap haha.
The only way to run a script without having the Scripting app appear in the user interface is to use a scripting automation. Many people do this, triggering the automation from a checkbox or a single select field.
I personally just deal with the Scripting app fly out opening up, and I automatically ignore it when I know the the script has no user input or output.
Most of my bases eventually get a dasbhoard dedicated to stuff like this, usually used for testing. Resizing those no-block-output scripts down to little flex-wrapped blocks means that I usually don’t even notice the sidebar pop up if I’m on a workstation, i.e. surrounded by two or three monitors.
Thanks, Dominik. Pushing a button is helpful in our case as it provides more feedback to the user (our operations manager in this case). Just changing a view and having an automation based on that would make it less intuitive in my opinion and harder to recreate invoices if something has changed on it. I like a good old button
Yes, also working with the fly out opening up for now Thanks!
Actually this older thread helped with creating that script (for reference here if anyone else reads this at a later point): A little help with a script to trigger a webhook
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