What are Triggers & Actions?

Triggers are the starting point of a workflow. These triggers the workflow to run. These triggers can stem from your Shopify store or a third party software.  

Actions are steps that run after a trigger fires. These can involve manipulating the workflow or completing the workflow. You can string many actions together in a single workflow. 

To illustrate this, let's take a look at this workflow that exports the Infinite Options details from a Shopify Order to Google Sheets. This workflow is called Add Infinite Options Line Items to Google Sheet and will look like this.

Here, the Infinite Options: Order Created is the Trigger. The Iterator and Google Sheets Add Row are Actions.