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RandomBot
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hello!

I'm trying to add a button to an interface and call an automation on click, according to this guide it should be possible, however when I try to follow the steps I face this problem:

Supposedly the button should have the action option "Run automation" as shown in this picture:

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However when I add a button to my interface that option is not present, as seen in this picture:

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Any help with this issue would be appreciated!

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Ah I see, yeah, you're on a List Interface and clicking on the "Add button action" button?

Screenshot 2023-04-26 at 2.03.24 PM.png

To have the "Run automation" action you'll need to add it via "Add elements", which you can't do via a List interface

Screenshot 2023-04-26 at 2.03.16 PM.png

Try creating a blank interface and adding the button and you should see the run automatio action.  Then try adding a List element in there to see whether that works for you?

 

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TheTimeSavingCo
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

Hmm, long shot, but do you think it could be a permissions issue?  I notice you don't have any of the options for data editing:

Screenshot 2023-04-21 at 4.55.35 PM.png

Could you provide a screenshot of the entire Interface as well? Seems weird that you're missing so many options actually

 
RandomBot
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hey, thanks for your answer!

I don't think that's the reason as I have the same problem in a workspace that I'm the owner of.

Here is a picture of the full interface:

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It's weird how you have so many more option on the button




Ah I see, yeah, you're on a List Interface and clicking on the "Add button action" button?

Screenshot 2023-04-26 at 2.03.24 PM.png

To have the "Run automation" action you'll need to add it via "Add elements", which you can't do via a List interface

Screenshot 2023-04-26 at 2.03.16 PM.png

Try creating a blank interface and adding the button and you should see the run automatio action.  Then try adding a List element in there to see whether that works for you?

 

Hey, thank you very much, that was exactly it!

Hi!

Could you please clarify? I have the exact same problem except that I did add the button independently through the 'add elements' path. I don't have any options. Do I have to add the button as an element to a blank interface before I add anything else, i.e. I cannot use an interface template if I want a button to work and run an automation? I would have to choose the blank canvas in the layout? The only problem is I am pretty sure I did choose the blank canvas when I chose the layout and the button still doesn't work. Thanks in advance!

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Try adding a record picker element to your blank canvas, should fix your issue