Custom button action status

I use custom buttons to execute all kinds of tasks. That said, I am never sure how to report back to the user if that task was successful or not. How would you guys think it would be best to report a status to an automation workflow triggered by a button?

I have also seen use-cases where the automation task could be all about reporting some information back. Imagine a custom button on a VM doing some analysis and reporting back information to the user. Or a custom button triggering a puppet deployment and reporting back when it’s completed or why it failed.

I currently use temporary custom attributes to send this information back to the user but it’s really not great. Would be nice to have an HTML formatted status back. Thoughts?

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Hi @mberube . . . there is some discussion on this topic here. Perhaps you can add your thoughts on that thread.
. . . Dan