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How do I create a variable that I can use across my Zaps?

  • 24 November 2021
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In particular, I’m trying to make it so that a person’s name is applied across zaps, but I don’t want to type that name in each Zap because I may have to change it in the future.  Thank you!


Best answer by AppGuyAaron 24 November 2021, 17:27

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Hi @jelgie 

Check this help article for how to map dynamic variables across Zap steps using the ‘Custom’ option:


Is that what you’re looking to do?


Or you may want to consider using an operational database app such as GSheets or Airtable to store and lookup data points to use in Zaps.




More advanced approaches are to use these apps:




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What if you stored the name in a Storage by Zapier variable. Then you could call that variable when you needed the name and change it later if you wanted.

@AppGuyAaron I think that’s the answer I was looking for.  Thank you!

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Just in case someone else is having this problem & thinks that “Storage by Zapier” is kinda overblown and clunky (seriously, guys! :eyes: ), there’s also the built-in StoreClient for Code steps

The StoreClient is a built-in utility available in both Python and JavaScript code steps that lets you store and retrieve data between Zaps or between runs of the same Zap.

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Hi @Shazap! 

Best to submit feature requests and feedback via a ticket to Zapier Support: