Nov 15, 2021 05:02 PM
I am using the free version, no apps/scripts allowed. I can use automations, but when I add a button field to the base there is no option to link the button to an automation.
Is there a way to fix that and connect the button with my automation?
Nov 15, 2021 05:33 PM
Welcome to the community, @Fabricio_Siqueira!
Unfortunately, buttons can’t trigger automations. Be sure to email email@example.com to let them know that you would like this functionality.
As a workaround, you can use a checkbox field to trigger your automation.
Nov 15, 2021 08:21 PM
Welcome to the Airtable community!
Actually, scripting app is available in all bases, and will remain available in all bases, even for bases in free workspaces. So go ahead and write your script in scripting app and call that script from a button field.
Scripting automations are a different matter–those are limited to pro workspaces and above.
You can actually use any data change to trigger an automation, not just a checkbox field. I prefer single-select fields to checkbox fields because they are less prone to accidental clicks.
Nov 17, 2021 02:52 AM
Thanks! I thought that scripting was not allowed, but now that you told me I will check that out!
Nov 17, 2021 02:53 AM
Thanks! it’s a good work around. While it is not a solution at least solved the problem for the time being.