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Outputs overview

Learn how to produce visual tables, charts and informational text for your actions.

Outputs are the results of actions. An action takes inputs, executes requests and functions, and generates outputs accordingly.

Outputs can be in various visual forms, such as tables, charts, and informational text. A report of your customer list or a chart showing weekly sales volume are some outputs that can be generated with Actioner. You can take follow-up actions on your outputs, interact with charts, download and share them.

By running an action, you can create a table report that lists your companies and their activities or you can get a pie chart showing the count of your tickets distributed by priority.

Your action may have multiple charts and tables or one that shows the result of your action. If multiple outputs are setup for your action, all of them are produced once you run the action. In Slack, switch to another output by selecting it from dropdown. On action bar, click on each output tab to view other outputs.


Actions that run via workflows do not produce outputs. Outputs are only produced when an action is run manually.

Outputs tab

To view and update the outputs of an action, open your action in Design mode and navigate to Outputs tab.

Show outputs and Hide outputs buttons show or hide Outputs tab.

To work with requests or functions while designing outputs, click Show requests or Show functions button or drag the bar above Requests and Functions tabs to top.

Adding a new output

Click + Add output component to create the first output of your action. Available output types are: table, key value table, bar chart, pie chart, markdown (text) and raw response.

Add first output

Add more outputs to your action, by clicking yellow + button.

Add a new output

Configuring an output

Click on an output to view or update its properties. You can configure its properties on the right panel.

→ Learn about different output types and how to configure them.

Configure an output

Cloning outputs

To clone an output, click ellipsis … at top right corner of your output and select Clone.

Clone an output

When an output is cloned, a new output component is created with the same properties. Along with copying its properties, the requests used to generate output values can also be cloned to the copied version.

When you clone an output,

  • The destination action is switched to DRAFT mode. You need to click Apply changes when you want to save the action with the cloned output.
  • If your destination action was already DRAFT, the output is copied to the DRAFT version.
  • If the destination action is a different action than the cloned output's and if there is a request in the the destination action with the same name; output can not be cloned.
  • If the destination action is a different action than the cloned output's, connections associated with requests are also cloned. If the destination action's app contains a connection with the same name; output can not be cloned.
  • If the destination action is a different action than the cloned output's, connection credentials are not copied.

Deleting outputs

Click ellipsis … at top right corner of the output and select Delete to remove an output from your action.

Delete an output