How can I execute an automation from a Lovelace button?

Is it possible to execute an automation from a Lovelace button? I’m guess it is, but can’t figure it out.

Tap action is service, the service is homeassistant.turn_on and the entity id is your automation.

If you’re using the button card, it should just be a call service with automation.trigger.

tap_action:
  action: call-service
  service: automation.trigger
  service_data:
    entity_id: automation.xxxx
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Thanks, but neither of those execute the automation. Using @petro’ solution, using the GUI interface, results in the following:

Failed to call service automation/trigger. must contain at least one of entity_id, area_id.

type: button
tap_action:
  action: call-service
  service: automation.trigger
hold_action:
  action: more-info
show_icon: true
show_name: true
entity: automation.yogurt_maker

Because you didn’t provide service_data…

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I know you deleted this, but unfortunately you need to specify the entity at the root level and entity_id inside the service_data. Service_data has no concept of the entity configured in the card.

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I had missed the ‘r’ off the end of the ID, but when I realized and added it, then the automation started to work, so I deleted the post:

entity_id: automation.yogurt_make

The final working solution is:

type: button
tap_action:
  action: call-service
  service: automation.trigger
  service_data:
    entity_id: automation.yogurt_maker
hold_action:
  action: more-info
show_icon: true
show_name: true
name: Yogurt Maker
icon: 'mdi:bowl'

Thank you for your help.

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