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Changing a zap from instant to polling

  • 11 January 2020
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Hi everyone, I'm a newbie and want to know if it is possible to change a zap from instant to polling? I am using a Google Sheets spreadsheet to create a Google Calendar entry, but would like a short delay between the two actions. Thank you!


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Best answer by AndrewJDavison_Luhhu 11 January 2020, 09:28

Hi @inge_marais1

You can't change a zap from instant to polling, but in the situation you describe you could just add a "Delay" action step to achieve this.

The minimum delay is 1 minute, but if you need it shorter, there is a workaround you and do with a Javascript step to make the delay 10 seconds or less (let me know and I can give more details).

Also, fun fact, Google Sheets isn't quite instant - it's unique in that the trigger is somewhere between polling and instant in response times. @Danvers explains more here:

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Hi @inge_marais1

You can't change a zap from instant to polling, but in the situation you describe you could just add a "Delay" action step to achieve this.

The minimum delay is 1 minute, but if you need it shorter, there is a workaround you and do with a Javascript step to make the delay 10 seconds or less (let me know and I can give more details).

Also, fun fact, Google Sheets isn't quite instant - it's unique in that the trigger is somewhere between polling and instant in response times. @Danvers explains more here:

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Thanks so much, this really helps!