AppSheet Automation is a robust extension of AppSheet’s no-code platform offering new, integrated workflow automation capabilities that enable you to automate common business processes and document-based workflows.

AppSheet Automation:

  • Unifies AppSheet’s intent-aware, no code-platform with process/workflow automation as a first class feature.

  • Offers Intelligent Process Authoring & Runtime with rich connectivity allowing users to author and execute their business processes using entities.

  • Introduces new concepts (including Bots and Processes) to enrich the core AppSheet platform.

  • Addresses the long tail of human-centric processes, document-based workflows, and application integration use cases.

AppSheet Automation encourages reusability, allowing you to build components once and use them in various automations to save time and accelerate development. Events, processes, and tasks are completely reusable. That means you can reuse tasks within new processes, reuse processes within new bots, reuse events within new bots, and so on.

Key concepts in AppSheet Automation

Explore the key concepts in AppSheet Automation.

Concept

Description

Bot

Defines the automation you want AppSheet to run.

Event

Identifies the data change or schedule that triggers the bot.

Process

Describes the set of steps performed when the bot is triggered.

A step can:

Task

Defines a task-based step in a process.

Document processing

Allows you to automatically extract useful content from document files that are stored as PDF, GIF, PNG, JPEG or TIFF files.

Accessing AppSheet Automation

You can access the automation features from the Automation tab, as shown in the navigation image below.

Before you begin

Before using the AppSheet Automation features, complete the following steps:

  • Create an account on appsheet.com.

  • Confirm that you have access to the Automation release (you see the Automation logo in the left nav bar).

  • Create an app.

Now you are ready to explore AppSheet Automation!

We highly recommend posting feedback, comments, and questions on our special AppSheet Automation channel within our Creator Community. We've included a special Primer document which provides step-by-step walk through of several use cases and scenarios.

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