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Last Updated: 05-27-2021UpdateThere is now a 3rd option for accomplishing this: Looping by Zapier!Looping by Zapier was built with some of the issues in mind that could crop up using a Code Step, like not inputting Line Item data with null values properly. It works similarly to the Code Step below behind the scenes, but has some nice bells and whistles, like Line Item support and more.You can read about it here: https://zapier.com/help/create/other-functions/loop-your-zap-actionsYou can add it to your Zaps by searching for Looping by Zapier as the app when adding a new Step.IntroSometimes we want to run an Action or set of Actions more than once in our Zaps. Today I’d like to show you how we can do that if the number of times we want to run that action is variable. In the world of programming, we can create loops that run a bit of code once for each of a set of values. We can do this in a Zap as well. If you don’t know how to code, that’s ok! It’s my hope that with this guide, you won’
We recently had a couple of users who had asked how to achieve this sort of workflow: the trigger provides line items (like ordering products, for example) there can be multiple items, but the number can vary the end result should be something like product/item x quantity = total (like in an email confirmation) but only for non-empty line items we want to avoid something like x = showing up in the email when some lines are empty Courtesy of some help from our resident Workflow Whiz, @TimS, here’s a solution (a code step would be ideal, but crafting that code is beyond our scope in the Zapier Community, and the following is a great learning opportunity): NOTE: this will differ slightly, depending on how your data comes through the trigger step Click “Show Content” to see the ways in which your data will typically come through: 1) Each piece of info is its own separate field (like from a form, for example): 2) All the fields are under a single line item (not
Mod Edit: 03-22-2022Hi there!Tim here from the Zapier Support Team with another workflow idea.BackgroundIf you’re running into one of these problems, the Webhooks by Zapier app can help:You want to Trigger multiple Zaps from the same Trigger, but your Trigger Zap doesn’t support creating as many Triggers as you need You want to create more than three Paths after a TriggerFor example, I recently helped a customer who was trying to set up Zaps that Triggered from events in Stripe. Stripe only allows a maximum of 16 outgoing webhooks and they needed to Trigger more Zaps than that. Because the Trigger used for most of the Zaps was the same, we used this technique to “duplicate” the Trigger from one to about 20 different Zaps. Every time Stripe Triggered the Starter Zap we set up, webhooks would duplicate and Trigger the 20 Zaps with the same information. Setting up the ZapsIn this example, we’ll look at duplicating one Zap with the Trigger we want to three more Zaps.Starter Zap:Trigger: Th
Hi there! Tim here from the Zapier Support Team with a workflow idea. Background I’ve seen many users write in and ask for a Zap that can do the following: Trigger on a Schedule, like once per week, for example Pull in multiple rows from a Spreadsheet Check each row for a particular condition Run some actions for each row if that condition is met An example might be checking to see if there are any leads in a spreadsheet that haven’t replied to you and generating notifications saying that they need another reach out. I’ve also wanted a Zap that can do this from time to time, but it was a tricky problem that didn’t seem to have a solution. Recently I did find a way to do this that I’d like to share with you. This method works by leveraging the Airtable API in a Code Step, so to use it, your rows would need to be in an Airtable. If you’re not familiar with Airtable, it works and feels a lot like a Spreadsheet app, and also has database features for linking records to each
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