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K9_Nut
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I'm trying to use this feature of passing the name of the user logged in to the record when a new record is created and it is just not working and for the life of me can not figure out why, clearly I'm missing something. 

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Dan_Montoya
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Airtable has a built in CreatedBy field.  It sounds like this is what you are trying todo.  Then when an record is update happens you have LastModifiedBy

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Dan_Montoya
Community Manager
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Airtable has a built in CreatedBy field.  It sounds like this is what you are trying todo.  Then when an record is update happens you have LastModifiedBy

I also initially expected that the “user who took action” for a “when record created” trigger would be the user who created the record, but it currently is not. 

As far as I can tell, the “user who took action” only knows about users who push interface buttons that trigger automation and users who edit field values. 

K9_Nut
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Thank you, I would have thought that value was the one I needed, so I just backed into be solution from a different angle now knowing this!