MySql update by custom query and Views as tables

  • 7 July 2020
  • 3 replies

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Hello, For a project I seem to be running into limitations with the MySql integration with Zapier.

The first one is no having the option to run a custom query to update the database, because of that it takes about 10 steps to update my database instead of just one with the help of a stored procedure. I tried to use an update stored procedure with find row by a custom query but sadly it’s read-only.

secondly, I would love to do the same things with views as we currently can do with tables, so things like updating and selecting can take fewer steps.

Does anyone have tips?

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Hi @Jeff Thorns, welcome to the Community!


I’m afraid that I don’t have much experience working with MySQL myself. 


@satya and @BrightSun - I hope you don’t mind me mentioning you here - I know that you’ve both worked with MySQL and Zapier, do you have any tips that might help with this one? Thanks!

Userlevel 7
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Hey @Jeff Thorns just checking in - were you able to get this sorted out? Let us know - we’d love to hear how you were able to work around this if possible!

Userlevel 2

@jesse  sadly it's a current limitation of zapier