Jan 23, 2022 03:34 PM
Is there a quick way to switch which record is the test input for a script automation? Can’t seem to figure out how to change it, but makes it hard to build out a new automation on existing data if you don’t want to force modify old data! Currently, I’m trying to write an automation that is triggered when a form is submitted, but it’s testing on a row that wasn’t created by that form, which means nothing works quite like it should (nor should it!)
Jan 23, 2022 03:49 PM
Update that I found a question/answer here: How to Select a Specific Record for Automation Testing
But I would really appreciate this being more controllable, to more easily test a variety of possible inputs.
Jan 23, 2022 08:55 PM
The easiest method is to temporarily switch the trigger to a “when record meets conditions” field based off a checkbox field. Then, after you are happy with all of the actions, switch the trigger of the automation.
Sep 15, 2022 09:26 AM
This might be a newer feature, but you can now set the test record in the automation set up.
I’m really glad Airtable added this feature. In my use case, it was so critical to catching some records whose content didn’t match my regex (95% of them worked correctly, but a few slipped through the cracks due to unicode characters submitted in my Airtable form).