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Formatting json data from webhook into text

  • 10 March 2023
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What is the best way to get this json response into a format for my next zap?

Right now i am getting back a jsob blob that looks something like 

 

I want to take this info coming from my webhook response and map the fields into an Action for a CRM, but i can’t figure out a way to easily transform that info format wise.  

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Best answer by Troy Tessalone 10 March 2023, 20:58

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Hi @hannah L 

Good question.

Try using a Code step to parse the JSON.

 

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thanks @Troy Tessalone ! I tried that but i am getting .

SyntaxError: Unexpected token u in JSON at position 0” as an error 

I should also note that in the input data, i am using the “Raw Body” from my webhook zap.

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@hannah L 

We’d need to see detailed screenshots with how your Zap steps are configured, thanks.

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ok! here are the screenshots 

 

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Hi @hannah L 

Try adding .trim() after the inputData.RAW to get inputData.RAW.trim()

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Now getting this : 

TypeError: Cannot read property 'trim' of undefined

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@hannah L 

That error makes it should like the mapped variable had “No data”.

Please post screenshots of your encountered error message.

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@hannah L 

Ok, go head and remove the .trim().

Please post the other encountered error message after testing.

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I really appreciate the help!

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@hannah L 

Please clarify what Formatter action is being used in Step 2

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@hannah L 

This help article explains the error: https://itsjavascript.com/unexpected-token-u-in-json-at-position-0

It means the JSON would have to be handled/prepped in the Code step before trying to pass it to the JSON.parse() method.

It may be related to this parameter for which the value doesn’t have the double quotes.

 

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Okay, if i cant change that do you have any other suggestions to recommendations for how to get to the end result being “formatting this data so that i can send it to another app”?

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@hannah L 

What data from the JSON do you need parsed out to use in other Zap steps?

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Essentially the entire “raw body” , we want to use to send to a crm for example: {"ContactId":1701,"LoanId:2551","LoanUrl":"https://my.dev.xx.tech/loan?xxx",LoanId":"xx","RefId":"xx","FirstName":"John","LastName":"Homeowner","Email":"john.xx.3.10.2023.1007a@test.xx.com",”

I would want to come out like:

  • Contactid: 1701
  • LoanId: 2251
  • LoanUrl: 
  • Firstname: xx
  • LastName: xx
  • Email: xx
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@hannah L

It’s possible with Code, but it means the JSON would have to be handled/prepped in the Code step before trying to pass it to the JSON.parse() method.

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