Reasons to use trigger tokens and how to add them to a flow

Trigger tokens are data points that are known and available to the device on which the button flow is running. These tokens are dependent on factors such as time and the geographic location of the device at a given moment.

When you run a flow from a button on a smart phone, the date, time, and current address where the phone is located are automatically available for use. You can use these trigger tokens to build useful flows that will minimize repetitive tasks such as providing your location to someone or tracking how much time that you have spent on a particular job/service call.

The following table provides a list of button trigger tokens that are available for you to use when creating your button flows.

Parameter Description
City The city in which the device that's running the flow is located.
Country / Region The country/region in which the device that's running the flow is located.
Full address The full address where the device that's running the flow is located.
Latitude The latitude in which the device that's running the flow is located.
Longitude The longitude in which the device that's running the flow is located.
Postal Code The postal code in which the device that's running the flow is located.
State The state in which the device that's running the flow is located.
Street The street on which the device that's running the flow is located.
Timestamp The time in the area where the device that's running the flow is located.
Date The date in the area where the device that's running the flow is located.
Username The username of the person who is signed in to the device that's running the flow.
User email The email address of the person who is signed in to the device that's running the flow.

Triggers can be added to both actions and conditions.

Consider a Send an email (V2) action where you have the option to apply any of the parameters from the preceding table in the body of the email message.

Send email action

You can also apply the trigger in a condition on the left and right side.

Left side trigger condition

Right side trigger condition