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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast
Status: New Ideas
What is the proposed idea/solution?

Provide access to API endpoints that users can call to fetch data about their automations in a base.
Just adding some GET endpoints for read-only access would be a massive help.

How does is solve the user problems?

Currently users need to go into each base, then into the automations & navigate everything manually. Access to this data through an API would allow organizations an overview of which automations they have active/inactive across their organization. It would be even more helpful if the payload provided detailed information such as the settings of each step in the automation, error logs, and data about the created by/timestamp, as well as last updated by / timestamp.

How was this validated?

By dealing with the headache of not having it.
We manually update all of our script steps / automations in our repository, very tedious.
Automations have broken many times but silly things like a field name that is used in a script step getting removed or renamed.
Debugging through Airtables error log is very slow and a terrible UX.

Who is the target audience?

Admins & developers, any company using multiple base in Airtable