The trigger is what causes an automation cell to activate (to go from pending to in progress). For any automation cell in an Onalu table, when its trigger conditions are met, the automation will active. You can configure any cell’s automation and trigger conditions in its field settings.
The automation will only be run when you or an Onalu teammate manually presses the "Run Automation" button.
The automation will only be run once. The automation will be run the first time the conditions you set up (see below) are met
The automation will be run every time the conditions you set up (see below) are met. Note that if an automation is in progress (not completed), and the conditions are met again, the automation will not trigger again. Another way to think about this is that the trigger will only active if the field is pending or completed.
You can configure a trigger to active the automation when conditions are met. You can use a formula to express conditions, or you can use the smart trigger that automatically infers when to trigger.
The smart trigger is designed to infer which references are required before the field triggers. It's a reasonable default that you should use unless you need specific trigger logic (in this case, you should use a formula).
The smart trigger will only activate the field when:
You can also build a custom expression with a formula for more granular control on automation triggering.