Motion is a cloud productivity platform using AI for planning and time management.

Data integration: Skyvia supports importing data to and from Motion, exporting Motion data to CSV files, and replicating Motion data to relational databases.

Backup: Skyvia Backup does not support Motion.

Query: Skyvia Query supports Motion.

Establishing Connection

To create a connection to Motion, specify the API Key.

Getting Credentials

To locate the API Key, do the following:

  1. Go to Motion and click the gear icon.
  2. Click API on the left, switch to the API Keys tab and click Create API Key.


  3. Name your API Key and click Create.
  4. Copy the generated API Key and save it in the safe place.


  5. Adjust the API Key access if needed and click Update.


The API Key is available only once after you create it. You can’t access it later.

Creating Connection

Paste the obtained API Key to the corresponding box in the Connection Editor to connect to Motion.


Connector Specifics

Object Peculiarities


Motion API requires providing the Frequency field values in specific format when importing data to this object.
Specify the frequency type and define the specific weekdays if needed. For example,

INSERT INTO RecurringTasks (Name, Workspace_Id, Frequency, AssigneeId) values ('Task - Recurring Insert','YYYD23Jx-R9wGvMKM5wpY','monthly_first_MO','LwXFskHGTXT6xtsHmM4qlA7cBuh2')

Valid weekday values are MO, TU, WE, TH, FR, SA, SU. Specify them in the array format, for example, [MO, FR, SU], for Monday, Friday, and Sunday.

Always use an array of days together with frequency type.

To specify Daily, Weekly, and Bi-weekly frequency, use the valid values below.

Frequency Valid Values Example
Daily daily_every_day, daily_every_week_day, daily_specific_days_DAYS_ARRAY daily_specific_days_[MO, TU, FR]
Weekly weekly_any_day, weekly_any_week_day, weekly_specific_days_DAYS_ARRAY weekly_specific_days_[MO, TU, FR]
Bi-weekly biweekly_first_week_specific_days_DAYS_ARRAY, biweekly_first_week_any_day, biweekly_first_week_any_week_day, biweekly_second_week_any_day, biweekly_second_week_any_week_day biweekly_first_week_specific_days_[MO, TU, FR]

To specify Monthly Frequency, use the followin values.

Frequency Valid Values Example
Specific Week Day Substitute the DAY with the day code MO, TU, WE, TH, FR, SA, or SU. monthly_first_DAY, monthly_second_DAY, monthly_third_DAY, monthly_fourth_DAY, monthly_last_DAY monthly_first_MO
Specific Day Options Use numbers to provide the specific day. If you specify a number that exceeds the actual number of days in the month, it will be replaced by the actual last-day number. monthly_1, monthly_15, monthly_31
Specific Week Options monthly_any_day_first_week, monthly_any_day_second_week, monthly_any_day_third_week, monthly_any_day_fourth_week, monthly_any_day_last_week  
Any Week Day monthly_any_week_day_first_week, monthly_any_week_day_second_week, monthly_any_week_day_third_week, monthly_any_week_day_fourth_week, monthly_any_week_day_last_week  
Other Options monthly_last_day_of_month, monthly_any_week_day_of_month, monthly_any_day_of_month  

For specifying a Quarterly frequency, use the following values.

Frequency Valid Values Example
First Days Substitute the DAY with the day code MO, TU, WE, TH, FR, SA, or SU. Quarterly_first_day, quarterly_first_week_day, quarterly_first_DAY quarterly_first_MO
Last Days quarterly_last_day, quarterly_last_week_day, quarterly_last_DAY quarterly_last_MO
Other Options quarterly_any_day_first_week, quarterly_any_day_second_week, quarterly_any_day_last_week, quarterly_any_day_first_month, quarterly_any_day_second_month, quarterly_any_day_third_month  

Incremental Replication and Synchronization

Skyvia supports Replication with Incremental Updates for the Tasks and Comments. Replication detects only new records and doesn’t detect the updated records.

Skyvia doesn’t support Synchronization for Motion.

DML Operations Support

Skyvia supports the following DML operations for Motion objects.

Operation Object
INSERT, DELETE RecurringTasks
INSERT Comments, Projects

Stored Procedures

Skyvia represents part of the supported Motion features as stored procedures. You can call a stored procedure, for example, as a text of the command in the ExecuteCommand action in a Target component of a Data Flow or in Query.


Use the following command to move a specific task to a specific workspace.

call MoveTaskToWorkspace(:taskId,:workspaceId,:assigneeId)


To unassign the specific task, use the following command.

call unassignTask(:taskId)

Supported Actions

Skyvia supports all the common actions for Motion.