Release Notes: December 2021

Welcome to the December 2021 updates to Transposit, with new actions and connectors, bubble visualizations for action fields, enhanced validation for actions, webhooks, and authorization, activity field binding, and performance & usability enhancements.

New Actions and Connectors#

New actions have been developed for:

New Data Connectors are now available for:

  • Atlassian user provisioning
  • GraphQL
  • Bitbucket
  • Zendesk

Bubble Visualizations for Action Fields#

Action fields in runbooks can now be even more user friendly and understandable than before with new visualizations, including colors, icons, and tooltips.

You can go on using the underlying Mustache templates, as before, though now you have additional help available via the new bubble visualization when organizing and adding structure to your actions, as shown below.

Note: For more on actions, see Adding Runbook Actions.

Enhanced Validation for Actions, Webhooks, and Authorization#

While the visualizations shown above add clarity to action fields in runbooks, new validation enhancements help you to understand errors that may occur while you’re putting actions together.

For example, labels have been added to indicate action fields that are required to be filled in, as shown below, while default values, where defined, are shown in input modal dialogs.

Some of the other enhancements helping you understand validation messaging are shown below.

Note: For more on actions, see Adding Runbook Actions.

Similarly, when you receive an error from a webhook, detailed information is now provided about the error and the specific steps you need to take to resolve it, together with a request ID for any related issues you might want to file, as shown below.

Note: For more on webhooks, see Adding Your First Webhook.

Also, when you’re authorizing connectors, it hasn’t always been clear whether Team authorization or User authorization is required.

The validation enhancements in this area now provide more detailed messaging here, too, as shown below.

Note: For more on connectors, see Adding Your First Connector.

Activity Field Binding#

As the next step in an action chain, you can now choose to either add a new action to be run or, alternatively, set an activity field, instead. Typically, you’ll use this to take output from a previous action in the chain and put it into an activity field.

For example, when you run through setting an activity’s related links, you can make the corresponding actions as granular as possible so that you can choose whether setting related links is part of an action and also whether to send the action’s output into the related links property or into any other activity field you want.

On the left below you can see how this works in the runbook builder. In the center, you can see an action chain in the runbook builder, while you can also see that you can mouse over an action in the chain to decide whether to add a new action or to set an activity field, as well as how it looks in the activity itself once the related links are populated.

Note: For more on activities, see Creating Your First Activity.

Other Enhancements#

  • Faster initial load of the activity feed.
  • Clickable labels on checkboxes and radio buttons.
  • URLs in timelines open in a new window.
  • Spaces allowed in action field bubble visualizations.
  • Runbook validation errors not swallowed on save.