In the default edit view for an action, some applications have fields that are hidden because they are not needed for general use cases. For more advanced use cases, you can switch to advanced mode editing which provides extra capabilities:

  • You can edit fields that are hidden in the default edit view.
  • You can apply mapping and transform functions to dynamically set the value of fields that would be selected in the default edit view. For example, instead of selecting an Asana project in which to create a task you might use a preceding Retrieve action in the flow to dynamically retrieve a record from another application and then map that to the ID field of the project for the Create Task action.

To switch between default editing and advanced mode editing, use the context menu for the action; for example, when in the default edit view, select Switch to advanced mode:

Switch to advanced mode editing option of an action’s context menu

Considerations:

  • If you select a field in advanced mode, you are shown the description and data type for the field, and sample data.
  • If you specify a value for a field that is only in advanced mode, the value will be lost if you exit this mode. If you need to keep the values for such fields, you must stay in advanced mode editing for the action.
  • When in advanced mode editing, you can switch to the default edit view from the context menu. The ‘Exit advanced mode’ option also shows a message warning that you will lose any values for fields that are visible only in advanced mode.

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