Timers for automations and formulas

Topic Labels: Automations
1372 1
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

Is there a way to set a timer on an automation? For example, if X happens, wait 30 minutes, then do Y.

If not, a current_time() function could be really helpful, or both.

1 Reply 1
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hey @Brian_Schuster , Audrey from Airtable here :wave:t2:

I noticed that no community members have jumped in on your topic, so I’d be happy to take a stab at it.

Although a timed automation isn’t something that we’ve released per se, you’re on the right track with using formulas for this. In this case the “when a record enters a view” would be the desired trigger here.

Next create a filtered view where records filter out based on a specific date field (that could include NOW() or a similar formula).

When the desired date or time is reached, the record is filtered out and the automation fires.

This topic is also being discussed here: Automation triggers based on time instead of date

Hopefully this points you in the right direction :sparkles: