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Adding Current Weather in Google Slides

  • 12 July 2022
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I would like to have the current weather data show up in Google Slides when a presentation is loaded.  I have been unsuccessful in getting this to work.  Can someone please help?  Thanks.

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Best answer by christina.d 13 July 2022, 23:15

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Hey @gnewberr happy to help here! Can you tell us more about the steps in your workflow? It almost sounds like you may need to do the following:

  • Trigger: Google Slides: New Presentation
  • Action: Weather by Zapier: Get Current Weather
  • Action: Google Slides: Update Presentation (Not Possible)

Alternatively, you could create a presentation from a template after looking up the weather, but you’d have to tell us what Trigger app/event you’re using to kick off the Zap. 

If it’s helpful, these are the current Triggers/Actions supported in both apps:

Let us know what you’re needing to do and where you’re getting stuck and we can take a closer look here!

I have a Google Slide with content already on there.  I would like to add a section that when I load up the Slide that particular section will show the current weather/forecast.

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@gnewberr 

This is not currently possible with the triggers/actions available with Google Slides.

Something could likely be built out using a Google Apps Script but would need to be built custom for you (info on the trigger https://developers.google.com/apps-script/guides/triggers#onopene).

 

Trigger: OnOpen trigger embedded in the slide that notifies a Zapier webhook that you’ve opened the slide.
Action: Get the current weather https://zapier.com/apps/weather/integrations

Action: Webhook back to the apps script to update a particular slide 

It may be necessary to consider hiring an expert if you are not familiar with APIs and Coding

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Hey there, @gnewberr! I wanted to swing by and summarize some of Jesse and GetUWireds responses.

At the moment, an updating slides action isn’t supported by Googles API. There is an open feature request for this on our end though that I’ve added your vote to. We’ll be sure to email and keep the topic updated if this changes. 

If you’re interested in going the custom route there’s some options available here:

Something could likely be built out using a Google Apps Script but would need to be built custom for you (info on the trigger https://developers.google.com/apps-script/guides/triggers#onopene).

 

Trigger: OnOpen trigger embedded in the slide that notifies a Zapier webhook that you’ve opened the slide.
Action: Get the current weather https://zapier.com/apps/weather/integrations

Action: Webhook back to the apps script to update a particular slide 

It may be necessary to consider hiring an expert if you are not familiar with APIs and Coding: https://zapier.com/experts

Thanks again and hope this helps!