Manual blocks

Require confirmations, approvals, or extra inputs before continuing.
Blocks have two modes:
  • Auto: This is the default. Blocks execute automatically—when the previous block has completed, the next block will start running right away.
  • Manual: Blocks will only run after a user confirmation.
Manual mode can be useful for a sensitive operation where you want the user of the runbook to make sure that the parameters being passed in look correct before it executes.
To set a block to manual, click the dropdown in the upper-right corner of the block that says Auto and change it to Manual.
Then, when someone runs this runbook, the runbook will pause before that block executes and show the parameters that the block will execute with. You then have the option to hit Continue which will run that block and then continue running the runbook.
The second block in the example below, "Add Credit to Account," shows what a manual block looks like when it's paused and waiting for user confirmation. The User ID and Amount parameters contained JavaScript expressions which have been evaluated to static values based on the runbook parameters and the output of the previous block: