🆕 Action · Delay execution · Workflow Automation

We’re excited to offer an invitation to try one of our newest “delay execution action” for Supercharged Workflow Automations :zap:

Tape is built to grow with your business. Building first automation is super simple with Tape. Advanced actions like “Delay execution” help you manage even complex business processes and are designed for Tape experts. Want to get more out of Tape? Tape partners are certified consultants and are ready to help. Whether you’d like help deciding what to automate or need a hand building, you’ll find the right fit. Just get in touch with us and we connect you with one of our partners.

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With the “delay execution action” you can put your automation on hold for a specified amount of time. The action is like a pause that allows you to set a waiting time of 15, 30, 45, or 60 seconds before the next action starts to run.

This can be useful if you are running into limits with too many requests to an app, or if you have multiple automation that may try to update a record at the same time, or just to wait if a user improves an incorrect input.

Create automation using the action “Create a new record”

  • First automation block - Trigger - the “When this happens” automation statement

    • Choose a trigger, for example When a record is updated
    • Set the trigger by selecting the app where the automation should be triggered
  • Second automation block - Filter - the “And if conditions are met” automation statement

    • Set your filter to start actions only if certain conditions are met:
      • A field to be evaluated, at the first dropdown menu
      • An operator at the second dropdown menu, i.e., Contains, Does not contain, Is not, etc.
      • A field value - enter the field value for the selected field from the first dropdown. Note that the operators e.g. “is empty” and “is not empty” do not require you to input a field value
  • Third automation block - Action - the “Then do that” automation statement

    • Click on + Add action and choose between various actions
    • Set up your actions based on the action you’ve selected, like Delay execution here in this example
  • Click on Create automation at the top right

Edit and manage actions

The automation editor allows you to edit or manage actions and holds all the important details about your specific automation. To open the editor - click the card with the title of your automation at the gallery of the automation center. From this point, you can choose between various options. Learn more about →

New to workflow automation by Tape? Here’s a summary of what you need to know about automation.

To enable any type of automation, you’ll need to set up a trigger and one or more actions. Some automations also use filters.

  • A trigger is an event that starts an automation. The “When this happens” statement. For example, “When a status changes” Learn more about →
  • Filters are optional and start actions only if certain conditions are met. The “And if conditions are met” statement. For example, "only if the status changes to done" Learn more about →
  • An action is an event the automation performs automatically after it is triggered. The “Then do that” statement. For example, “then send an email to a customer” Learn more about →

Check out how to create an automation →