How to Handle Arrays with Line Items in Zaps

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How to Handle Arrays with Line Items in Zaps


Contribution by Troy Tessalone

Troy is a Certified Zapier Expert who puts Programmable Productivity to work for YOU!



Array: An array is a special variable, which can hold 0+ line item values in a list.

Line Item: A line item in an array is a specific piece of information or value stored in a list.


NOTE: An array is different than a string of text that has values separated by commas.


Example of a ‘cars’ array with 5 line items for car makes.

let cars = ["Ford", "GMC", "Tesla", "Jeep", "Chevrolet"];



How an array with line items look in the DATA OUT from a Zap step.

e.g. 1 indicates the first line item in the array, and A indicates the value of the first line item.



How an array with line items look in a dynamic variable when mapped as the DATA IN for a field in a Zap step.

Line items will show as comma delimited.


Apps & Actions


Zap apps/actions to use to handle arrays with line items in Zapier...

  • Looping - Create Loop from Line Items
  • Files - Trigger Zap from CSV Rows
  • Files - Line Items from CSV
  • Formatter > Utilities > Import CSV File
  • Formatter > Utilities > Line Items to Text
  • Formatter > Utilities > Line Itemizer (Create/Append/Prepend)
  • Storage
  • Code > Run JavaScript / Python

+ App Actions (with Line Item Support)


Examples of App Actions with line item support, indicated by “(with line item support)”.


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