Introduction to automations

Budibase's Automation section gives you the ability to build your backend logic into your Budibase applications and handle processes like sending emails when data is updated or a condition is met. Automations can also be used for integrating with external platforms and services, for example, if you already have web services that are deeply integrated into your processes then automations can be used to receive or send data automatically between the two systems.

Once configured, your automation will run as part of your app in the Budibase hosting platform making this a backend process that will run at any time when triggered.


Publish app

Automations will only run in published apps.
You can however Test your automations before publishing.

Getting started

To get started with Automations click into the Automate tab in the builder, from here you will see the button to "Create new automation", this will ask you for a name for your automation - you're now ready to get started.

The next sections will cover the two major components of an automation, Triggers and Actions . It will also cover Contextual bindings , allowing chaining of the various automation steps together.