I would like to say that the Actions/Workflow requires too much work to do simple stuff. There are few limitations that are making it very unfriendly to use: 1. If I need to execute few things I must create this extra Group Action (it should have been in the original Action, no need for an extra step) 2. Some activities are only available in Workflow (e.g. webhook, create PDF, email, notifications). This requires me to create an action that mark some field and then go to workflow and build one that responds to that field… and if you want to do some data modification in that workflow then again you go back to actions… create a group action, and some more actions,… it is a brain damage to navigate back and forth and try to understand which is which and what is the calling order.
- There is no view to
“see” this complex trigger-action rules, so it is like navigating in the dark, always seeing just few cm ahead, click after click.
There should be a simple way to just activate what you want in Action. and it should include all you can do in workflow.
If I want to send email, why not have "External: Send Email’ in an Action? or “External: Webhook”… the division between workflow and Action is too complex.
On top of that the Workflow is not triggered when you try to trigger it from an action that was activated by a previous workflow. Even if it is trying to trigger a different workflow. So it all becoming very difficult to use on non trivial cases.
Workflow should be used only when there is a real event to act on.
Sorry for the long feedback. I think that Appsheet is a great product and I already built very useful Apps already, but this part takes too much time for no reason.