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Trigger a Zap based on the value of a cell in Google Sheets

  • 13 August 2021
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I’m looking for a solution to have a Zap trigger based on the value of a cell in Google Spreadsheet.


I have a column that calculates percentages. It’s a simple formula where it just divides a value with another. Example =E2/D2. 


Is there any way I can get a Zap working so that it sends an email notification when that value in the cell reaches 90%?


Thank you in advance!


Best answer by Troy Tessalone 13 August 2021, 20:18

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Hi @Cascano 

Try this…

Zap Steps

  1. Trigger: GSheets - New/Updated Row
  2. Action: Filter
  3. Action: TBD


“New or Updated Spreadsheet Row” trigger behavior

If you’re using the New or Updated Spreadsheet Row trigger and choose Any column to monitor, any change to a row will trigger your Zap. If you select a specific column, then the Zap will only trigger when there are changes on that column.


Zaps using New or Updated Spreadsheet Row will also trigger for any new rows in the spreadsheet, even if the specified column is blank. To avoid triggering in those cases, add a Filter step to your Zap.


The "Updated Spreadsheet Row" trigger stopped triggering

If you're watching for changes to a column, we only see new values in that column. If you update the column of an existing row to a value that Zapier previously saw in that column, in that row, we won't see the new value. You will need to either choose a column that will only have unique values, or make a new one which will.

For example, if you had X in the Trigger column, then changed it to Y, the Zap would trigger. If you then changed it back to X it would not trigger again, because the Zap has already seen X in that column.

Hey Troy,


Thank you for replying, appreciate it.


I think the last link you provided in your reply explained why this would not work as I expected it. Thank you!