How to set up triggers in the Ideas App?

Updated on August 23, 2022 12:37AM by Admin

The Ideas App of Apptivo allows you to automatically generate an action whenever a certain condition matches the idea record. You can configure it to generate an action when an idea is created or edited. Similarly, you can also customize to generate action at a particular time. This action is achieved with the help of the Triggers feature available in the Ideas App.

Note: This feature is available in the Premium, Ultimate, and Enterprise plans of Apptivo. There are two types of triggers available in the Ideas App.

  • Event Based - An action is generated when a record is created or updated depending on the criteria configured.
  • Time Based - An action is generated at a particular time. This can be one-time or recurring.

Types of Actions

  • In both types, the actions that are produced are the same. The different types of actions offered by the Ideas App are listed below.
    • Send Email - An email is sent automatically when the condition matches a record.
    • Update Attribute - When the condition matches, the selected attribute is updated.
    • Update Associated Reference App Attributes - The value in the associated app is updated automatically.
    • Call a Webhook URL
    • Task - A task is created automatically.
    • Event - An event is created automatically.
    • Note - A note is added automatically.
  • There is also a provision to create a task, event, or note depending on the Mapping.

Note: You can add more than one action at a time for a trigger.

Let’s walk through the steps to create an event-based trigger where the action is to create a note.

Steps to setup triggers:

  • Log in and access the Ideas app from the universal navigation menu bar.
  • Click on the More(...) icon and select Settings.
Ideas - Settings
  • On the settings page, go to Ideas → Triggers → Event Based Triggers. On the Event-Based trigger page, select Create to create a new trigger.
Ideas - EB Create
  • On the Create Trigger page, add a Name for the trigger. In addition to this, you can also set the event during which the action has to occur. It can be when an idea is created or updated. Here, is the Idea Created.
  • To have the trigger in operation, keep the Enabled toggle ON.
  • In the Criteria section, determine the condition during which the trigger has to occur. Here, the condition is to generate an action when the Idea type is “Enhancement”.
Ideas - EB Name
  • You can make use of the “Actions” to set the type of trigger. Click on the Add button. The action chosen is to Create New Note.
Ideas - Add
  • In the Create Note popup, add the information related to the note.
  • Once the configuration is complete, select Create. A trigger is configured.
Ideas - EB Note Create
  • Once the action is configured, click on the Create button.
Ideas - EB Created
  • Create a new idea with the idea type Enhancement.
Ideas - Idea Created
  • As the condition matches in the record, a new note is added in the Notes tab automatically.
Ideas - My Notes