An automation Trigger is based on an event that comes from Rindle or from an external source (webhook trigger). When the specified trigger event occurs for a task, board, list, or user, they will trigger the automation and the selected actions are performed on them.

Specify the trigger(s) to perform

When you add new automations, the option to select a trigger will appear. The drop-down contains specific triggers based on the specified automation type (Tasks, Boards, Lists, Users). Select a trigger.

Rules can consist of multiple triggers. Although there may be multiple triggers, a task, board, list, or user is required to perform only one of the specified events in order to trigger the Rule.

You will see each trigger separated by “OR”. Think of it as "if this OR that happens to a task, trigger the Rule." There is no limit to the number of triggers you can specify for a Rule.

Add an additional trigger by clicking +

Trigger Conditions

Apply additional criteria to a trigger to narrow down which tasks, boards, lists, or users can trigger the Rule.

To apply a condition, click Add Conditions.

Triggers can have multiple conditions grouped by Sets. Within a set, conditions are separated by “AND”. This means that a task, board, list, or user, must meet all conditions within a Set to apply.

Think of it as "if this AND that condition exists in a task, trigger the Rule." There is no limit to the number of conditions you can specify in the condition set.

Add an additional condition to the set by clicking ADD A CONDITION

Pro Tip: Learn more about Perform Action On for Conditionals

Condition Sets are separated by “OR”. Although there may be multiple conditions in a Set, a task, board, list, or user is required to meet only one of the specified Sets in order to apply.

Think of it as "if this OR that condition exists in a task, trigger the Rule." There is no limit to the number of Condition Sets you can specify for a Rule.

Add an additional condition set by clicking ADD ANOTHER SET

When you apply a condition, the trigger no longer applies to tasks, boards, lists, and users that perform the trigger event. They must perform the event AND fulfill the additional criteria as specified in trigger conditions.

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