Question

Google Contacts to Google Contacts?

  • 7 December 2021
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I have an assistant that uses a separate Google email address from me.  I want to be able to have ALL of my contacts go from my Google Contacts to his as well as vice versa.  I’ve set up a ZAP to do so, but always get an error.

Error Message:

32 Google Contacts: Must specify a non-metadata contact field on the person.

 

Looking at the log:

  • 1. Found 1 new Contact in Google Contacts.2021-12-07 12:14:52 - Edit This Step

    Data Out

     

    update_time:
    2021-12-07T17:02:02.201404Z
    originalId:
    people/c4483647041258758112
    id:
    people/c4483647041258758112_2021-12-07T17:02:02.201404Z
    photo:
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/a-/AOh14Gg9g_lZPYUUfyg8yYZMqR-EyOKlDbNhWjslG1oXjg=s100

    emails:

    undefined:
    esharpe123@hotmail.com

    Fields with no value:

    groups

  • 2. This Google Contacts step hit an error.2021-12-07 12:14:56 - Edit This Step

    Data In

     

    first_name:
    {{139144624__name__first}}
    last_name:
    {{139144624__name__last}}
    email:
    {{139144624__emails__home}}
    email_type:
    home
    phone:
    {{139144624__phone_numbers__mobile}}
    phone_type:
    mobile

    Fields with no value:

    middle_name

    company

     

    Must specify a non-metadata contact field on the person.

Any insights?


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4 replies

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Hi @Tom McNamara 

FYI: Zapier is not meant for 2-way syncing: https://zapier.com/help/create/basics/does-zapier-support-two-way-syncing

Userlevel 7
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@Tom McNamara 

When you see the {{placeholder}} that means the mapped variable had a blank value or is no longer a valid variable, hence the likely issue for the error.

 

Thank you.  I’m not trying to do a single two way ZAP, rather just two one way ZAPs.  Is it possible to ZAP from Google Contacts on one account to Google Contacts on another account?  I mean, I could use an intermediary account to aggregate them if it can’t do google to google.

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@Tom McNamara

You’d need to authenticate both GContacts accounts in Zapier here: https://zapier.com/app/connections

WARNING: Be mindful of creating an infinite loop where 1 Zap’s action is another Zap’s trigger, which has an action that would retrigger the other Zap.