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Formatter not sending Google Sheets all the data from the Webhook


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Hi ,

I am new to Zapier and I am working with The webhook app to pull data from my warehouse.  I am tring to get a simple list of model number and quantity available.

 

The webhook pulls all data form the warehouse and is a large data dump.  When I use formater to pull the fields into google sheets I get all of my items but only three quarters of the quantity available field.

 

My question is , does the formater have data limits?  if so can I send quires with the webhook to filter out the data that I actually need so I am not pulling in a massive amount of data?

 


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Hi @lolombibi 

My question is , does the formater have data limits?  if so can I send quires with the webhook to filter out the data that I actually need so I am not pulling in a massive amount of data?

If the API being used in the request has filtering parameters, then those should be used to limit the returned data.

OR a Code step can be used to handle data: https://zapier.com/apps/code/help

 

 

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Thank you, I will look into the filtering parameters.  If that is not possible, any way you can help with the code step? I am not a programer and would not know what code commands to use to filter the data.

 

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@lolombibi 

Please do your best to outline your use case with an example of the input data desired output data.

Best to include screenshots for context.

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I dont see a way of entering filtering parameters in the Zapier Webhook Get step. Do I just add them to the http: address?

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@lolombibi 

Depends on what API endpoint you are using.

Can you share the link to the API docs you are referencing?

The more details you are able to provide for context, the better we can evaluate and advise.

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The warehouse name is Flexe. The API documentation can be found here

 

https://developer.flexe.com/doc/public

 

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I am requesting the inventory from the following address

https://developer.flexe.com/doc/public#tag/Inventory-Stable

 

 

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@lolombibi 

Are you able to provide more details and context about how you are trying to use this API in your Zap?

What endpoint are you using?
 

Depends on what API endpoint you are using.

Can you share the link to the API docs you are referencing?

The more details you are able to provide for context, the better we can evaluate and advise.

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Sure, Sorry

 

I am pulling data from https://api.flexe.com/api/v1/shipper/inventory

 

All I need is the Item Number and the quantity available

 

I was formating the available data with the formater and dumping it into google sheets. The only problem is the formater is not showing all the data. 

 

I will just need to filter out all the none essential data from the Webhook GET 

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@lolombibi 

Clicking the API links requires a login to view, so unfortunately I can’t see the API documentation.

 

Consider hiring a Zapier Expert: https://zapier.com/app/get-help

 

 

 

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That is strange, even the address that has Public at the end?

 

https://developer.flexe.com/doc/public

 

 

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Here is a screen shot of the backend

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@lolombibi 

Please try the links in a new/private browser.

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I see, Can you have a look at the attachment?

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@lolombibi 

These are query string parameters that can be used in the GET request to narrow down the returned results:

 

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yes, I have been adding them manually to the address for example 

 

https://api.flexe.com/api/v1/shipper/inventory?ever_in_use=false

 

This did not seem to change the result. Still getting all the data from the webhook, Is there another spot that I need to be adding the query parameters?

 

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@lolombibi 

If you’re using the GET request option (not Custom - GET), then there is a section for the Query String Params

 

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Thank you, So I added a second Webhook to send the GET request  after the first one that gets the authorization.

I am now getting a Authorization error, I guess I have to include the authorization form the first webhook, do I need to include the Authorization with every request? Is there a way to pass it down?

 

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@lolombibi

The ‘custom’ option can be used to dynamical map variables between steps: https://zapier.com/help/create/basics/set-up-your-zap-action#set-up-your-action

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Thank you for the feedback, unfortunately the authentication variable is empty in the next step.

I wish I know of a piece of software where you can link API field with a drag and drop interface. This is a overly complicated.

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Lolombibi,

I concur with the suggestion you filter with a code step. This can be done by either looping through the API results or by loading the results into an array which you then filter.

This is a valuable skill for you to learn, IMHO, since it will serve as a model for any future queries you want to do against this or other data.

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Hi Thank you for the comments,

 

Do I use the Zapier Filter app to load the data into an Array?

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The Filter app is for an entirely different purpose. Think of it as a selective roadblock that stops execution if certain conditions are met.

You would load the data into an array with a code step. If you want to send me a private message, we can perhaps talk it through.

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ok thank you.

 

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