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Multi-App Zap: Using Google Form responses to create a Google Doc with linked Trello Card

  • 11 June 2020
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I am trying to create a zap with the following steps:

  • A Google Form response is received
  • A new Google Doc is created from a template
  • A Trello card is created that includes a link to the newly created Google Doc

The last step is what is giving me trouble. I have set up a zap that will create a new Google Doc with responses to a Google Form, then a Trello card will be created also using the responses from that Form. However, I cannot figure out how to ensure that the Trello card contains a link to the newly created Google Doc.


Does anyone have any advice?


Best answer by BCAdmin 16 June 2020, 14:28

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Hi @BCAdmin!

Have you tested the Google Docs step, in order to then have the fields that you need to map in later steps? If you skip it or add a later step without testing it at all, you won’t have the fields you need to map the link to Trello.

Can you double-check and make sure you’ve tested that Create Document from Template step for Google Docs?

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Thank you Nick. The Create Document from Template step for Google Docs was working properly. The problem seemed to be with the links available from that step. The best I found was the embed link, which only linked to a preview of the newly created document, not an editable version.


I’ve solved it by adding a Find a Document step for Google Docs before the creation of the Trello card. While it’s not optimal, that step produces a direct link to the new Google document, which can then be pulled into the Trello card.


Seems to be working so far!

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@BCAdmin that’s great news! Thank you for sharing how you solved this!