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New Row Automation

Triggering Automation When New Rows Are Created
Ever wanted to trigger an automation when a new row was created in your doc, but not for subsequent updates to that row? You can do that using the simple approach below.
Test It Out
Create a copy of this doc and then create a new row through the button below. You should get a notification shortly thereafter. Then try clicking the Re-enrollment test button for the row you created; if you don’t get another notification, then the automation worked!
Note: You’ll ned to copy this doc first to test it, otherwise you won’t get the notification!

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New Row Automation Steps
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Part of Rule
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When ⏱
When a row changes in the Demo table on any editable column .
Enrolls a row from the table in the automation any time there is a change in any of its columns.
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If ❓
If 'Step 1 Result.Automation Flag'=FALSE .
If the row’s “Automation Flag” value is set to “False” (e.g. is not checked off), then proceed with the Automation and complete the following actions; otherwise end the automation.
One of the subsequent steps checks that Automation flag box so that any future automation enrollments for the row fail this step and further notifications aren’t sent.
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Then 🎬
Then modify rows in the Demo table applying to Step 1 Result and updating the value for Automation Flag to TRUE.
This sets the Automation Flag to TRUE and prevents the row from moving beyond the If/Then check in Step 2 in the future.
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Then 🎬
And then notify Demo Table > Person with the following message: Your automation ran successfully!.
This step sends the message to the user in the Person column of the row through an in-app notifications. You can also send messages through other tools like Slack or Gmail too!
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