Automation: how to send a message with parameters?

I added the following automation in my doc:

When a user edit a specific column in the table, it’ll trigger the rule.
Then, I’ll notify by setting Specific Users (it’s only me) and apply the Message

Message only accept text… I’m thinking if is it possible in the message field to write something like:

User() + “: my message”

I know that the example above doesn’t work. Adding just to explain the concept.

Any ideas?

Of course! Just press the = sign in that field before typing and it should pop up a formula window for your message.

Try something like:
concatenate(user().name, “ :message”)


Thanks @Scott_Collier-Weir

I was able to make progress with your suggestion, by using Concatenate formula but I’m getting ‘Automation Bot’ as the username.

But I was expecting to find a way to show the user who actually triggered that rule, like below:

Screen Shot 2021-07-21 at 14.45.23

Hey @Tiago_Maluta ,

try thisRow.[Step 1 Result].ModifiedBy().Name instead.

Hi @M_Schneider, thanks for the reply.

I tried your recommendation.

First, due a formula issue I removed the brackets

The test I made were using the formula below:

Apparently it’s OK, the output seems OK but when I try test the rule, an exception raises

Screen Shot 2021-07-31 at 09.45.40

Hey @Tiago_Maluta ,

the brackets were part of the code, you just see them as those coloured capsules in the formula editor, so you doubled them in your screenshot.

I tried it and actually run into the same problem. Then I created another people column with thisRow.ModifiedBy() as formula and included the name of the person in this column into the message, this worked then.

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Hi @M_Schneider,

I tried here on my environment. Your suggestion worked perfectly.
Thanks for the idea =)

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