Bot trigger: Row Added vs Column Changed logic

The trigger for “Row Added” only fires when a new row or record is created, whereas “Column Changed” will fire when the row values for any of the selected columns are changed -- for “Column Changed” you will be able to select which column(s) would trigger the bot. 

 

The behavior for when and how a row/record is created/changed will vary depending on the view layout:

Grid layout

The moment a new row is added, even if it is blank, will activate the “Row added” trigger, and the moment a change to a column is committed (e.g. you didn’t hit ESC and cancel the input), then it will trigger the “Column Changed”.

Record Queue layout

  • When you click the “+ Add row” button, it will NOT trigger “Row added” triggers until you hit "Save", and since you are adding a new row, it will NOT trigger "Column changed" triggers.
  • When you change field values of an existing row, it will NOT trigger “Column changed” triggers until you hit "Save".

Kanban Board layout

  • When you click the “+ Add row” button, it will NOT trigger “Row added” triggers until you hit "Save", and since you are adding a new row, it will NOT trigger "Column changed" triggers. 
  • If you click on an existing card and change field values, it will NOT trigger “Column changed” triggers until you hit "Save". 
  • If you move a card from one board to another, and if the column the boards are grouped on is part of a “Column changed” trigger, then it will trigger. For example, if you have a bot set to trigger on changes to the "Status" column, and if your Kanban Board layout is grouped on the "Status" column, then when you move a card from one board to another, it will change the status and trigger the bot.
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