My Automation is not waiting for the full user input

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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hi there,

I have a simple short text field that I want to monitor for changes.
Basically the user inputs a OneDrive Folder Name and I send data to an integromat webhook containing that folder name so that integromat can look up the folder ID and send it back to airtable.

However, I am experiencing strange behaviour:

When I update the field and type in for example “PWC”, the automation already triggers when I enter “P” but i haven’t fnished entering. Do you know how to prevent this?


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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

This is the automation setup

You need to trigger on a more “sure” event. One option is to use a checkbox field to signify when you’re ready for the automation to fire (when record matches conditions: checkbox is checked), and use an update record step to remove the checkbox after the script runs.