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I am building a simple daily task management automation. I want any task that was not Done to be forwarded to the next day at 3AM so when I start work I have all uncompleted tasks automatically in today’s task list. So far…

Trigger
When records matches conditions
When Date is yesterday
And Status is not Done

Action
Update record
Record ID: Record (step 1 Trigger) | Field values | Date
Fields: Date | Today()
Also tried DATEADD( Date, 1, ‘days’)

Trigger test ran successfiully.
Action test failed “Received invalid inputs.”

Wondering how to do this?
(New to Airtable.)

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Do you need an Automation, or could you just use a Formula field? You have a limited number of Automation runs per month, and its best to reduce the number of Automations.

A simple formula could report “today” if the task isn’t “done” or the original date field if it is done:

IF(
   {Status} != "Done",
   TODAY(),
   {Date field}
)

Filter your “daily task” view to be based on the formula field, and you won’t need an Automation at all.

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Do you need an Automation, or could you just use a Formula field? You have a limited number of Automation runs per month, and its best to reduce the number of Automations.

A simple formula could report “today” if the task isn’t “done” or the original date field if it is done:

IF(
   {Status} != "Done",
   TODAY(),
   {Date field}
)

Filter your “daily task” view to be based on the formula field, and you won’t need an Automation at all.