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Vidar Ramdal

Unable to add workflow as fallback result

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From reading the documentation, it seems possible to add a workflow as a fallback result, but I seem to be missing something.


In my case, I have created a nice little workflow that just takes whatever text I have entered, and appends it to a text file. Now, I can invoke this workflow by typing

log <my text>

 which works fine.


But I'd like to avoid having to enter 'log' - ideally I'd just enter the text, and select the 'log' action, just like I do with e.g. Google search.


I thought I could set this up under Alfred Preferences -> Features -> Default Results -> Setup fallback results. The screenshot from the documentation implies I should be able to add my workflow here:


But pressing the '+' button, I get no option to add a Workflow Trigger, only 'Web Search' and 'Custom Search':



Shouldn't there be a 'Workflow Trigger' menu item here? If not, how do I add a workflow trigger to the fallback results?


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It sounds like you haven't added a Fallback Search trigger to your workflow.


If that's not the case, please upload your workflow somewhere and post a link. It's not really possible to diagnose issues with workflows we've never seen.

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13 minutes ago, deanishe said:

It sounds like you haven't added a Fallback Search trigger to your workflow.


You're right, I didn't know I had to do that. Thanks!

Adding a Fallback Search trigger to the workflow causes 'Workflow Trigger' to be available in the Fallback Search setup dialog:


... which causes "Log this" to appear in the list of fallback results, which is what I wanted:



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