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How to identify the author of a change in Sanity using GROQ-powered webhooks.

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Last updated: Sep 12, 2023
Hi,In the GROQ-powered Webhooks, I need to know who made the change in Sanity that triggered the webhook.

Legacy webhook used to provide transaction id, from which I used to fetch transaction details which had author information.

The migration guide indicates that transaction id is not supported in the new groq powered webhooks.

// webhook projection
  "transactionId": "Not supported",
  "projectId": sanity::projectId(),
  "dataset": sanity::dataset(),
  "ids": {
    "created": [
    	select(before() == null && after() != null => _id)
    "deleted": [
      select(before() != null && after() == null => _id)
    "updated": [
      select(before() != null && after() != null => _id)
    "all": [
Any way to know the author?

Purpose to know this is to identify which webhook trigger came from a change done by user on sanity studio, and which one came from change done by my own robot script. I need to differentiate for processing only user initiated changes, as my robot script has already done the changes needed and need to avoid calling it again.

Sep 12, 2023, 2:56 AM
Can you try the identity() function? I believe that should work, even from within a webhook.
Sep 12, 2023, 4:59 AM
amazing, it worked beautifully! thank you Geoff!
Sep 12, 2023, 5:14 AM

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