Code by Zapier Run-Time Increase

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Code by Zapier Run-Time Increase

Our Latest Update

Code by Zapier is currently our 12th most used app utilized by automation heroes with our Professional, Team, and Company plans being within the top 85% of users. We understand that these users tend to have bigger and more task intensive workflows. With the previous timeout period being 10 seconds leading to time outs and errors, it’s lead us to believe you need more time.

After receiving feedback from some amazing Zappers, we’ve updated the processing timeout period to 30 seconds for all Professional, Team, and Company accounts! The extra 20 seconds will eliminates potential blocks due to time, and allows you to create more complex workflows.

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Hi @chanelle 

In the screenshot it think the instances of “class” is supposed to be “calls”.

Would love to see the time limit increased on Code by Zapier. I have code that takes a little over 60 seconds because it goes through formatting and various calculations.


One option to try is to use ChatGPT to see if the code can be optimized to process faster.

@Troy Tessalone thanks for the suggestion but ChatGPT make the code :)

calling the GPT API through zapier code appears to be very patchy as it is often taking more than 30 seconds to respond to the call, even if the prompt is pretty simple.

it’s definitely due to traffic or restrictions in the API as it works fine ‘out of office’ hours but as soon as N. America comes online it fails.

does anyone have suggestions?

sick of seeing this:!

Failed to run your Python code

Your code had an error! Traceback (most recent call last): 2024-01-18T15:29:01.125Z c8ccce04-2783-4fae-a01c-0c68e2a985dd Task timed out after 30.03 seconds

Hi @charliebequiteq 

Have you tried using either of these apps?

  • ChatGPT
  • OpenAI


Both have these actions:

  • Custom Action (with the help of AI)
  • API Request


These may have longer timeouts.