More than 2 actions following an approval

Is it possible to have more than 2 actions after an approval in the same workflow?

We have a sheet that requires the tasks to be approved by a member of leadership. If it is approved I need the project lead to get an alert, the date to be recorded, and the status to be changed. I would prefer not to have multiple automations for the same workflow, but it will only let me add 2 of the above actions if it is approved in a single automation. Is there a way around this or am I stuck making 2 automations?

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  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @Kimberly Loveless

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Unfortunately, as far as I know, it's not possible now, but it's an excellent idea!

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment.

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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  • I wasn't sure whether to start a new question, but this seems to be related to this thread. I tried adding a second action and it says it will delete the existing action. Why can't I use a trigger and condition to change two different cells?

  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @Robin Herrick

    Certain actions, such as Record a Date, are "terminal" actions which means that you cannot add another condition or action afterwards; the workflow needs to end at that point. (See the bullet points at the bottom of this Help Article: Create a record a date workflow)

    If you have two cells to change with the same trigger, I would suggest creating two separate workflows.



  • Hi @Genevieve P. , I was hoping to change a cell value before the "record a date" action, and it was adding this step that threatened to remove subsequent actions. It's still a valid question, but I'm not trying to do it anymore because the cell value I wanted to change was a symbol and I've been told that's not possible without creating a helper column.