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Automations will no longer be editable as of August 31, 2024

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BrianCafferelli
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3 months ago

NOTE: Since we initially published this article, we have updated the date when automations will no longer be editable. The new date is August 31, 2024.

Quickbase makes it easy to reduce repetitive tasks and orchestrate workflows, uniting disconnected data onto one platform. With Pipelines, business users can manage both automations and integrations in one place. And we have been hard at work enhancing our Pipelines capability based on your feedback. Now, as we continue to look toward the future, we must also evaluate the role of older and less flexible features like Quickbase Automations. Support for the Automations feature ended in June 2022, and editing existing automations will be locked on August 31, 2024.

 

What this change means for you

Beginning in June 2022, creating new automations was locked, however existing automations continued to run and could be edited at any time. Beginning August 31, 2024, automations you have already built will continue to run. However, you will no longer be able to edit your automations.

We plan to keep existing automations running for the foreseeable future, rather than moving it to End of Life. If this changes, we will make sure to provide a reasonable amount of notice first.

We strongly recommend that you avoid using unsupported features such as Automations because doing so presents a risk of disrupting your team’s workflow. Instead, you can migrate your remaining automations to pipelines. We’ve developed a simple migration tool you can use to create a corresponding pipeline for each of your automations, which you can do in just a few clicks. We have released more improvements to the migration tool recently, and it is now ready to migrate virtually any automation. (Learn more about using the migration tool in our help article.)

If you are an app builder, you already have access to create pipelines. If you do not see the Pipelines link below, please contact your account administrator to get access.

 

 

 

 

The Pipelines Advantage

We have been continuously adding new capabilities and tools that make it easy for you to migrate your workflow automations to our newer and more powerful Pipelines technology. Not only will this ensure that you don’t experience any disruption to your business or your processes, but it also opens the door to new workflow ideas that can connect across multiple systems.

  • Pipelines supports all Automations features – Pipelines supports all the features you’ve been leveraging within Automations, including the ability to query the previous value of a field.
  • Pipelines enables more sophisticated logic than Automations – Pipelines supports more powerful business logic than Automations, including branching and looping, as well as parsing text.
  • Pipelines gives you the ability to scale workflow across systems – In addition to orchestrating workflow within your Quickbase ecosystem, Pipelines includes drag-and-drop integration with over 40 products including Outlook, Slack, and Sharepoint.

 

Recent Pipelines Improvements

We are making major improvements to Pipelines, which make it easier to build, enable more powerful pipelines, and make them easier to govern and manage.

 

 

 

Easier to build:

More powerful and reliable pipelines:

  • New integration channels for Fastfield and Snowflake
  • Improved Outlook channel enables replying to email thread
  • Improved Quickbase channel enables exporting records to CSV
  • Pipelines trigger up to 5x faster
  • Increased limit on outbound webhooks from 20/second to 50/second

Improved governance:

 

Focus areas for improving Pipelines

We’ve gotten feedback from many of you on Pipelines about what’s going well and where we have opportunity to improve. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. Getting this perspective is essential to help us evolve our product and make sure we are serving the community well. Looking forward, we are exploring a number of Pipelines enhancements:

  • Support for official service accounts
  • New bulk trigger step
  • Initial trigger time improvements
  • Connection Central improvements

 

Learn more

 
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