Introduction to Actions

An introduction to Simple & Custom actions.

A useful way to think about apps is through the way users interact with them. Two very basic levels of interaction are viewing & editing data.

But very often, apps need to be able to perform Actions.

For example, in this app, we have a button which when clicked will take people to a website. This is because the button has the action Open Link enabled.

You may not have thought of it this way before, but opening a Form is a type of action. If you look closely in the Form Button's configuration, you will see the action 'Show Form' enabled.

Open link and show form are examples of Simple Actions, but Glide also has an Action Editor where you can join actions together into more complex workflows. We call these Custom Actions.