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Timers for automations and formulas

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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.

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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: