I was searching the forum and wasn’t able to find a discussion about branching in automations. What I mean by this is the ability to check for a number of conditions and apply a different action based on the circumstances. I know this can become complicated quickly and that you can use scripts to achieve any type of flow required. However, I was thinking that in the cases when the rule is invoked when a particular field is changes, it would make sense to contain all the different cases in one rule.
For example, I have a task database which has workflow states (Created, Assigned, In Progress, Done). Right now, I have two separate rules which react to a change in the workflow:
- When workflow is changed to “In Progress”, I set the Start Date
- When workflow is changed to “Done”, I set the End Date