Sep 27, 2021 07:50 AM
I am receiving an error when testing a twitter automation.
Trigger: record is created
Action 1: find a record with conditions (character count=good, status =approved)
Action 2: post tweet of only that record
Error on action 2 test that twitter is missing the status parameter.
I got a twitter automation to work the other day using similar steps, except that it was tweeting ALL records instead of just the most recent one. (Secondary issue)
how do i fix the status error?
I’m a beginner. Please speak beginner language. Thanks!
Oct 01, 2021 11:05 PM
Welcome to the community, @Rachel_Arpin! :grinning_face_with_big_eyes: You said that the automation triggers when a record is created. How are you creating the records? Are they being created with a form, or are you making them manually?
This specific issue aside, what is your end goal? Knowing more about the entire process that you’re hoping to build will help us guide you through the other issue(s).
Oct 04, 2021 04:58 AM
Thanks for reaching out @Justin_Barrett ! The records are being created by a form. Here is the setup of the automation
Character Count field = Good (i.e. less than 280 characters based on formula in table)
Status = Approved (selected from form)
Records > List of ‘Field values’ > List of ‘Tweet’
The entire process is just that when I complete the form, I want it to post a tweet from the ‘Tweet’ field.
The error says that “Twitter reported an error while processing this action: Missing requried parameter: status.”
Oct 04, 2021 06:21 AM
Thanks for the details. A problem that I see with your automation configuration is that the “Find records” action is going to return all records that match those conditions, not just the most recent one. However, if you change the automation trigger to “When record matches conditions” using those same conditions, delete the “Find records” action, and send the trigger results directly to the Twitter action, it will probably work. That setup will only trigger when a single record matches those conditions, and won’t trigger again on records that matched previously (unless a record unmatches and then re-matches, which doesn’t sound likely). In your case, it will only trigger on the single new record added from the form. I think that will be a more reliable trigger mechanism, as well as a more reliable method of getting that new record’s data into the Twitter action.
Oct 04, 2021 06:32 AM
Thank you! I will try that out and touch back if I run into challenges.