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Creating a Zap in Airtable when I hit a targeted sum

  • 30 November 2019
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I have created a table in Airtable in which I have a running sum at the bottom of a particular field. I would like to create a zap when the sum for that field hits $50,000 and then one for when it hits $75,000. I can't figure out if it's possible to have a particular sum as a trigger since the sum is not part of a record. Thanks!

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Best answer by AndrewJDavison_Luhhu 30 November 2019, 11:49

Hi @shareberg

I'm wondering if you could create another column with a formula that tallies the total, and then create a view that filters until this total goes over $50k? Then you could create a "New Record In View"-triggered zap.

@Openside probably knows best what's possible here.


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Hi @shareberg

I'm wondering if you could create another column with a formula that tallies the total, and then create a view that filters until this total goes over $50k? Then you could create a "New Record In View"-triggered zap.

@Openside probably knows best what's possible here.


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Hi @shareberg - @AndrewJDavison_Luhhu is correct. You would need to get that information into another table via a rollup field in order to retrieve it via Zapier. The group level aggregation values (sum, avg, etc) are not available via the API, and so not able to be retrieved externally.


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Thank you. I can't seem to find a reasonable way to tally a running total but I'll play around with a rollup field. I'm still learning Airtable so I'll try and figure it out. Thanks so much


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