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Adding actions to a zap and running them for historical data

  • 31 May 2020
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Hi guys

 

Is it possible to add actions to a zap and have them run for historical data that’s already been through the zap flow?

 

Thanks!

 

David

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Best answer by jesse 26 August 2022, 21:15

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Hi @davidpey!

You’re not able to run a Zap and have it use historical data from before it was turned on, but there may be some type of workaround available. Would you mind elaborating a but on what your overall workflow looks like, and which apps you’re using? Thanks!

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Thanks Nick!

Here’s my answer to your question:

https://www.loom.com/share/5a568596156a4057b2b8d407cee67028

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@davidpey 

Sadly, Zapier can’t be made to work the way you want it to. It’s not possible to add new steps to a zap and have historical entries run just through those steps.

If you’re able to export prior Typeform entries to CSV, there is a workaround you could use, where you’d create a zap with just the new step you want to add and trigger it with a Google Sheet.

Here are some more details:

https://www.luhhu.com/blog/can-zapier-sync-my-historical-data

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Thanks for the feedback Andrew!

 

It's quite an inconvenient limitation, which I hope Zapier will fix.  Because if you could have it running new actions on old data, it would be an excellent way to extend a sales sequence and make Zapier a workflow-manager, rather than tool-integrator.  I would gladly pay more money for Zapier to do this. 

 

Is there somewhere we can log this as a requested feature?

 

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Hi @davidpey ,

Thank you for sharing this feedback! I have passed this along to our UX team who will be in touch should there be an update or if they have any additional questions. 

Let us know if we can be of any additional help!

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Hey folks! Just coming in here to close the loop. If you’re looking to access historical data within your Zaps, you can now utilize our Transfer functionality: https://zapier.com/help/create/other-functions/bulk-import-data-into-apps-with-transfer 🎉