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Do Zaps or Make automation runs count towards any automation limit in AirTable?

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Karl_at_Easy_La
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hi. I couldn't find any specific information related to this. We are currently looking into possible options to conver a Google-Sheets based system to something more thorough.  We want to make sure we do not hit any walls later on in the future, once the system starts to grow. For the Pro plan, there is a 100k automations limit per month.  

If you perform automations outside of AirTable, using Make or Zapier, for example watching rows and then updating rows based on certain conditions - would these count towards AirTable automation limit? My intuition would tell me no, but I would prefer to be certain about this - as that way I know we always have a plan B if we hit the limit.

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ScottWorld
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

No, using external automation tools will not count against your Airtable automation limit.

You mentioned Zapier in your message above, but I would strongly recommend against using Zapier.

Make is significantly cheaper than Zapier, yet it is infinitely more powerful and customizable than Zapier. I’ve written an entire post here about Make vs. Zapier.

There is a small learning curve with Make, which is why I created this basic navigation video to help. I also provide the links to a few other Make training resources.

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ScottWorld
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

No, using external automation tools will not count against your Airtable automation limit.

You mentioned Zapier in your message above, but I would strongly recommend against using Zapier.

Make is significantly cheaper than Zapier, yet it is infinitely more powerful and customizable than Zapier. I’ve written an entire post here about Make vs. Zapier.

There is a small learning curve with Make, which is why I created this basic navigation video to help. I also provide the links to a few other Make training resources.

Karl_at_Easy_La
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Thanks, good to hear they don't! I mentioned Zapier as an example. I've recently moved entirely to using Make since around a year ago, and I completely agree with you - it is much more customiseable and powerful. The reason which pushed me to change was the Zap limit and having to upgrade to higher plans, but in the end, now I enjoy both cheaper subscription, without an upper limit for executions, and also much more features. It does have a higher learning curve though, I agree. But worth learning it if you want to focus on automations. And thanks for the links to your Make posts!