Triggers (in Automations) are what happens in order for an Automation to start.

In the Automation schema, the Triggers part is highlighted below:

When this happens (Trigger), and this is true, then do this. 

If you want to be more selective when choosing Triggers, you can add Conditions to your Triggers in order to more granularly control Automations. Note that Conditions have to be set before the Trigger for an Action to happen.

Available Triggers & Options

Status changes

When a status changes on a task, an action will take place. Optionally limit to only trigger if it is coming from  or changing to  a certain status. 

  • When a status changes from: Choose from any active, done, or closed status in your List
  • To: Choose from any active, done, or closed status in your List

Priority changes

When a priority changes on a task, an action will take place. Optionally limit to only trigger if it is coming from  or changing to  a certain priority. 

  • When a priority changes from: Choose from any priority level, including no priority
  • To: Choose from any priority level, including no priority

Assignee changed

When an assignee on a task is changed, an action will take place. 

  • When an assignee is changed to: Choose anyone who has access to the List 

Assignee removed

When an assignee on a task is removed, an action will take place.

  • When an assignee is removed to: Choose anyone who has access to the List

Due date changes

When a due date changes, an action will take place. 

Start date changes

When a start date changes, an action will take place.

Task created

When a task is created in the List, an action will take place.

Move to this List

When a task is moved the List you are automating, an action will take place.

Task linked

When a task is linked in the List, an action will take place. 

Time tracked

When time is tracked by a specific person in a task, an action will take place.

  • User: Choose anyone who has access to the List

Subtasks resolved

When all the subtasks are resolved on a task, an action will take place.

Checklists resolved

When all the checklists are resolved on a task, an action will take place.

Task unblocked

When a task is unblocked, an action will take place.

Due date arrives

When a due date arrives on a task, an action will take place.

Start date arrives

When a start date arrives on a task, an action will take place.

Custom field changes

When the related change happens on a custom field, an action will take place. Optionally limit to only trigger if it is coming from  or changing to  a certain value. 

  • When a custom field changes from: Select from the options for the custom field selected
  • To: Select from the options for the custom field selected
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