Zap not triggering for new rows added to Google Sheets

  • 5 February 2022
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I have a google sheet with “new row” trigger set up - test good

I have a mailchimp action - test good

Then I have one storage and three formatter actions - all tests good

Last is a Slack notification action - test good

Turned on Zap, added data to the spreadsheet and nothing is happening.

Not sure what is going on.

Thanks in advance

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Hi @ScottyMcW 

Have you checked your Zap Runs?


Have you reviewed the available help articles for using GSheets in Zaps:


The Google Sheets trigger is marked "instant" but it still takes a few minutes to trigger

The triggers for Google Sheets are unique among Zapier triggers. When there is a trigger event in the spreadsheet, Zapier gets a notification webhook from Google about this. After that, Zapier sends Google Sheets a request for new data, so it uses both the polling and instant trigger methods. This process takes about 3 minutes overall.

While not being "instant", these triggers are faster than regular polling ones, as they don't depend on the polling interval of the plan your account uses.