[ADVANCED APPROACH] Webhook Relay / Webhook Chaining

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[ADVANCED APPROACH] Webhook Relay / Webhook Chaining

 

Contribution by Troy Tessalone

Troy is a Certified Zapier Expert who puts Programmable Productivity to work for YOU!

 

What

This assumes you know about the concept of webhooks and how to configure in Zaps with the Webhooks app.

Webhook Relay” or “Webhook Chaining” involves using a webhook to trigger an automation, and as part of the data payload sent to the webhook, including another webhook URL.

The automation then performs its steps, and as a final step, it sends the output to the webhook URL provided in the initial data payload.

 

Why

This approach is often used for orchestrating multiple separate automations in a chain, with the output being passed along to subsequent automations using webhook URLs.

It's a way to connect and coordinate different services or systems in a workflow.

 

Types of Chains

  • 1:1
    • 1 Zap connected to 1 Zap
  • MANY:1
    • MANY Zaps all connected to the same 1 Zap
  • 1:MANY
    • 1 Zap connected to MANY other Zsps
      • See info below for how to configure

 

Triggering Multiple Webhooks At Once

If you have 3 Zaps with webhook URLs that look like this:

You can combine them into 1 URL like this:

Requests sent to this URL will trigger all three webhook URLs at once!

 

Zap Triggers & Actions

 

 

 


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