How to create an email draft in Outlook for a newly added record in Airtable is an automation tool that lets you automate actions across Outlook, Airtable, and many other apps. In this guide, we'll show you how to use to automatically run the OutlookCreate draft” action for each AirtableRecord added” event.
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Create your playbook and set the Airtable trigger as "New record added"

After creating your playbook, you can proceed to add your trigger. The trigger detects changes in your connected apps and runs your playbook in response.

To setup this playbook, click "Add trigger" and then select "New record added" under Airtable. Then, select the Table. If this is your first time using a Airtable integration in, you'll be prompted to connect your Airtable account.

Now, every time a record is added in Airtable, your playbook will run automatically.


Add the "Create draft" in Outlook automation

Integrate the Outlook automation into your playbook to ensure the prompt creation of a draft email in Outlook when a new record has been added in Airtable.

Click the "Add step" button, then locate the "Create draft" automation for Outlook and input the mandatory and relevant details.

If your Outlook account isn't already connected to, you will be prompted to complete that connection. Make sure to allow the necessary permissions for to sync with your Outlook account.


Activate your playbook

Activating your playbook is the final step to automate the creation of an email draft in Outlook. Once turned on, it will respond to each newly added record in Airtable by creating a new email draft in Outlook without manual intervention.

To enable your playbook, click the toggle button located in the header. It is advisable to perform a test run of your playbook beforehand to ensure all steps work seamlessly together and reminders are being sent correctly.

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