[Question from the form] Time to spend in preparations before automating a task

Before automating a task, how much time do you spend reading/learning online how others attempted this task?

Every automation is a bit different, so it depends.

There are certain apps and workflows I know very well, and know upfront if they are possible or not.

For apps and workflows that I’m less familiar with, generally some Google Searches can surface info to help me understand the feasibility of configuring the desired requirements.