The next-generation actions

The most recent version of actions within Betty Blocks, in this article we’ll explain what they are an why you should use them.

Updated over a week ago

Note: this feature might change slightly and might not yet be enabled in your application

After reading this article you’ll know:

  • About the next-generation actions

  • The difference between it and the previous version

What are the next-generation actions?

The next-generation actions are as the name implies the next-generation of the action functionality within Betty Blocks. An action represents logic that is executed after a certain event, called a trigger. This trigger can be the click on a button of a user or automatically using a schedule (e.g. every night at 10 O’clock). For example, you can create a workflow by adding individual action events with each handling a step in an end-to-end process. A number of different action steps are available for adding to an action, going from a create or update event to http requests (web services), or generating an output file in portable file format (PDF).

What’s the difference compared to the previous version?

The next-generation of actions isn’t just an updated version of the previous generation actions. They are a completely new feature that’s been created from scratch. The goal of the next-generation actions was to ensure stability and performance whilst also improving the speed and ease of use of the previous generation.

Besides its performance, the next-generation actions also received an updated UI. A lot of the elements of the previous generation still resemble within the new UI but a lot of its options have been changed and finetuned.

A comparison of the new UI vs the previous one

Current action flow

Previous action flow

Current trigger selector

Previous trigger selector

We will be adding more and more action steps to the next-generation action builder over time to ensure you won’t be needing to head back to the previous environment.

If you want to learn more about actions check this article.

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