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Can you use a button to execute automation

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I have a button and I would like to attach an automation task to it. Is there a way to do that, I see that you can attach a script for a URL but not an automation.

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Correct. You currently cannot trigger an automation directly from an automation. Here are some workarounds:

  • Use a checkbox or single select field to trigger the automation.
  • If you are in an interface, have a button element update a checkbox or single select field, which in turn triggers the automation
  • If you are in the regular grid view, have a button field run a script that updates a checkbox or single select field, or which calls a webhook.

Eventually, it is likely that a button element will be able to directly call an automation.