About triggers

Triggers can be created within Matrix to automatically perform tasks for you.

Some common triggers are:

  • Creating an image variety when an image asset is created.

  • Setting the status of a user account to live when it is created.

  • Creating a future status job of up for review for a user account so that the user is forced to change their password.

  • Releasing the locks that a user has on an asset when they log out of the system.

  • Stopping an asset from being created within a section of the system.

  • Clearing the cache of an asset when it has been changed.

  • Emailing an administrator when a change has been made to an asset so that the foreign language version can be updated.

What makes a trigger?

Each trigger is made up of three configuration elements:

  1. Trigger events, which identify the type of event in Matrix that triggers the action. For example, when an asset is created or when the status of an asset is changed.

  2. Trigger conditions, which further refine the scope of the trigger event that must be met before the event triggers an action.

  3. Trigger actions, which specifies what happens when the trigger event and trigger conditions evaluate according to the trigger settings.

Table 1. Basic trigger example
Event Condition Action

An asset is created.

The asset is an image.

Set the asset to Live.