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Passing Params in defined format via JSON

  • 28 March 2021
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The issue I am hitting I beleive comes down to the fact that the App I am hitting expects the data to define ‘user’.

I have no issues sending the info from Zapier when I hardcode the payload as defined below.

{

"membershipId": `xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxx`,

"user": {

"email": "urna@example.com",

"name": "Urna Semper",

"tz": "Europe/Paris"

}

}

The issue comes when I leverage the Input Data. The App I am sending to expects it in the format above. 

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The test hits the App successfully… it just doesn’t do anything as it is expecting those three data elements defined as ‘user’. 

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Best answer by Troy Tessalone 29 March 2021, 04:58

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Hi @Digital 

Try using the Webhooks app instead of a Code step: https://zapier.com/apps/webhook/integrations#triggers-and-actions

 

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Thanks Troy… this gets me almost there. The only thing I can’t figure out is how to get the elements of the user data passed as ‘user’. I’ve tried a couple of different things and can’t seem to close the gap. Any thoughts there? I read the documentation but must be missing something. 

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@Digital 

Try like this:

 

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@Troy Tessalone That definitely helped me. I didn’t even know you can do that. :slight_smile: That said. It didn’t work, but it did lead me to figuring out that I can have all three parameters. I am not getting the successful result as expected… but I am so close. It actually works the same in both Webhooks and Python code. See examples below… there is just something I’m missing. 

THE PYTHON METHOD:

THE RESULT :

 

THE WEBHOOK METHOD:

THE WEBHOOK RESULT:

 

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@Digital 

For the User object, each value needs a preceding parameter.

So in the example below just replace the 3 values on the right side of each :

 

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That is hardcoding it. It needs to be dynamic. The example is… every time a new customer buys a subscription, I pass that person’s data on to the third-party App to give them access. Make sense? 

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@Digital 

You can dynamically replace the value for each parameter.

For email, dynamically insert the email address. (“email”: “[EMAIL]”)

For name, dynamically insert the name. (“name”: “[NAME]”)

For tz, dynamically insert the time zone. (“tz”: “[TZ]”)

 

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I actually just figured it out. I tried what you suggested and there was no way to get it to return anything but 

Then I did a little more digging and it actually works better with he Python. I am going to try to make it work with the Webhook… but Bam I not only got it to work, but I found an issue with their API. 

See Example

 

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