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Action trigger reference

Learn about the various action triggers and how to use them.

Updated over a week ago

After reading this article you'll know:

  • How you can trigger an action

  • Which triggers there are

Before an action is executed it needs to know when to do the execution. This is done via triggers; a trigger does what the name implies it triggers something, in our case an action.

Triggering an action is primarily done via the page builder. For example, when you submit a form with data. But actions can also be triggered via the action IDE.

Page builder triggers

There are components within your pages that offer the Edit action option. When a component has this option it means that an action is, or can be attached to the component.

Edit action option in the page builder

When you click on the pencil button you'll get redirected to the action that is attached to the component.

At the time of writing this article, two components offer this functionality:

  • The action button component

  • Form components

Action IDE trigger

The second option is to trigger an action via the action IDE. You can trigger an action via the action IDE by clicking Test run in the top right corner.

Test run button in the action builder overview

The playground will open so you can check if the action works as it is supposed to.

Triggers that trigger from the page builder are automatic and trigger when your application is running. Triggering an action via the action IDE means that you trigger it manually.

Make sure to check out this article if you want to learn more about the playground!

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