Oct 22, 2020 10:15 AM
I’d love it if I could add a delay as an action step, similar to how you can do it in Zapier.
Currently, I want to be able to trigger an automation when a formula field calculates to a specific value (a value that figures out if a combo of other values is a valid combo). However, when someone is editing the record, this formula field jumps back and forth between a “valid” and “invalid” state while they’re still editing. This triggers the automation saying the formula field is marking the record as “invalid” even though the person editing the field isn’t done editing yet.
Ideas for implementation:
nminutes after a trigger has occured before any further action steps are taken. In an ideal world, there might even be an easy way to check the record that triggered the automation to see if it’s still meeting the triggering criteria. (Like a Zapier “filter” step)
nminutes after a record was last modified to then trigger the automation if the record still meets the trigger qualifications.
Oct 22, 2020 10:28 AM
You can use this workaround
But of course a native delay step would be great and comparable to Zapier offering.
Feb 16, 2021 02:40 AM
I want to add that delaying minutes is possible with trickery, but I’d like the delay to be smaller.
E.g. post-leave or post-edit field or maybe a x seconds interval (defined in trigger).
Aug 13, 2021 08:13 AM
Completely agree for the same reasons Bob described–I’d like to be able to delay an action step until someone is actually done modifying the record.
Aug 18, 2021 04:56 AM
+1 this good feature. Sending email accidently is really annoying
Nov 25, 2021 04:21 PM
Definitely keen on this feature too. My use case would like to have an email send at a specific time, i.e, the user enters 8:00pm in one of the fields and the automation will wait until 8:00pm to send the email.
Jan 26, 2022 09:48 AM
+1 I wanted to move this back up to the top of suggestions. Very important function. Thanks Jonathan