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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator
Status: New Ideas

Currently, the button field allows you to run an extension script. I have to maintain separate automation and extension script that performs the same actions. Would be ideal to be able to run an automation like interface buttons do.

Support for multiple triggers would also be helpful. For example, I could have a trigger for when a record meets certain conditions and a button trigger whenever manual execution is desired.

An automation script where I think this would be useful is one that creates or updates a record/object in a third party system.

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18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

I totally agree with your suggestions! It’s very odd that button fields can’t trigger automations.

Until Airtable fixes this problem, two alternative solutions to this are:

1. Using a single-select field to trigger an automation.

2. Using a button field to trigger a Make webhook, which can then run its own Airtable automations.