Actions (in Automations) are what happens when an Automation is triggered.

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

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

Note: Each action run is counted towards your Workspace's Automation usage. Learn more here. You can add up to 3 actions per Automation in the Business and Enterprise plans, and 1 action in others. 

Available Actions

Change status

Change the task to a specific status.

Change assignee

Change the assignee(s) on a task will change.

  • Add assignee(s)
  • Remove assignee(s)
  • Reassign

Move to List

Move the task to a selected List.

Change priority

Change the priority of a task.

Change start date

Change the start date of a task.

Change due date

Change the due date of a task. You also have the option to set the date a certain number of days from the trigger date. 

Create a task

Create a new task. Fill out the following information: 

  • Task name
  • List name
  • Template (optional)

Create a subtask

Create a new task. Fill out the following information:

  • Parent task
  • Task name
  • Template (optional)

Apply a template

Apply a selected template to the task.

Add a comment

Add any comment you want to write to the task.

Delete task

Delete the task.

Archive task

Archive the task.

Copy task

Copy the task to a chosen List.

Track time

Track time on a task. Specify the amount of time and who it should be tracked for. 

Change tags

Change tags on a task.

  • Add tag(s)
  • Remove tag(s)

Estimate time

Estimate a specified amount of time on a task. 

Change watchers

Change the watchers on a task.

  • Add watcher(s)
  • Remove watcher(s)

Set custom field

Set custom fields on a task. Choose the field and the value you want added. 

Call webhook

This lets you connect ClickUp with literally any application. Simply paste the URL you want called. When a task Triggers an Automation, we'll send task details in the webhook payload. This lets you easily access data from ClickUp Automations in your own application! Below is an example response with all the data available:

{ body: { date: "2020-04-28T17:12:12.408Z", id: "61826c6c-f5db-4cb8-8227-5ad1a3165883", payload: { archived: false, assignees: [], checklists: [], creator: { id: 123456, username: "Josh", color: "#08c7e0", email: "user@clickup.com", profilePicture: "https://dev-attachments-public.clickup.com/profilePictures/123456_HHK.jpg" }, custom_fields: [], date_closed: null, date_created: "1588051179885", date_updated: "1588093930834", dependencies: [], description: null, due_date: null, folder: { id: "55200004", name: "Automations", hidden: false, access: true }, id: "p1u1x0", linked_tasks: [], list: { id: "12345678", name: "Automation Webhooks", access: true }, name: "Webhooks!", orderindex: "-0.0234354635389856960000000000000000", parent: null, priority: null, project: { id: "12345678", name: "Test", hidden: false, access: true }, space: { id: "12345678" }, start_date: null, status: { status: "active", color: "#000000", orderindex: 1, type: "custom" }, tags: [], team_id: "123456", text_content: null, time_estimate: null, url: "https://app.clickup.com/t/p1u1x0", watchers: [] }, trigger_id: "61826c6c-f5db-4cb8-8227-5ad1a3165883" } }
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