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As a follow up to the post I want to share my insights.You can integrate your personal Telegram Account and react on messages / group messages by leveraging the Apify platform, which is part of Zapier, and using the Telegram Scraper. Showing the Last Run of the Telegram ScaperShowing the Output in the Zapier previewDisclaimer: I am the developer of this Apify Actor.
If you’ve ever seen this option in a Filter step:… and you’ve wondered what the heck it is, I’m about to tell you :)The More Complex MethodLet’s say you want to see if a field contains one of several possible values. You could use multiple OR operators, but this can quickly become unwieldy and cumbersome.A Much Simpler OptionInstead, you can use (Text) Is In to check whether the value you’ve mapped is in the list of values that you specify. It’s cleaner, faster to create, and easier to maintain :)Hope this helps!
When trying to connect Bullhorn ATS in a Zap, after almost an entire year of a successful integration, it quit working with the error, “Cannot read property of 'args' field.”Thanks to a response from the Bullhorn customer support team and working with Zapier, the solution was updating my Bullhorn password to not include the special characters %, &, £, #, ? or *. After I updated my password, the connection was enabled again and all zaps seem to be firing. Posting in case this tip is useful to anyone else, as it is not self-explanatory and doesn’t seem to be documented.
[GUIDE] How to Trigger a Zap from a Twilio Studio Flow WhatHere’s a guide for how to trigger a Zap from a Twilio Studio Flow. Zap StepsTrigger: Webhook - Catch Hook This is generate the webhook URL to place in the Twilio Studio Flow Action: (up to you) Twilio Studio FlowsAbout Twilio Studio: https://www.twilio.com/docs/studioYou’ll need to first configure your Flow in Twilio Studio.ExampleTo trigger the Zap, you’ll use this Widget: Make HTTP Request Configure the WidgetSet the Widget Name Or leave a default value Set the Request Method to POST Set the Request URL as the webhook URL from the Zap trigger step Set the Content Type as Form URL Encoded You can leave the Request Body empty Add optional HTTP Parameters Screenshot below shows 3 that would come from a Twilio Studio Flow that is triggered by an Incoming Message (aka SMS) To From Message NOTESZaps Make sure to test your Zap Make sure to turn your Zap ON Check your Zap Runs to help you troubleshoot Twilio Studio Flow
Storage API AppStorage by Zapier Zap Triggers/Actions: https://zapier.com/apps/storage/integrations#triggers-and-actionsHelp Articles: https://zapier.com/apps/storage/help REST API DocumentationReference: https://store.zapier.com REST API Endpointhttps://store.zapier.com/api/records REST API MethodsGET POST PATCH DELETE
How to Hydrate a File with a GET Request WhatYou can use a Webhook - Custom Request (GET) method request to hydrate a file in a Zap. AboutDehydration, and its counterpart Hydration, is a tool that can lazily load data that might be otherwise expensive to retrieve aggressively.More Info Example Output Variable to Map
Hello guys, I saw a post that talks about the same issue that I had, so I tested many stuff to make it work. The issue is that the RSS feed blog post’s image or thumbnail not showing on linked in on the Private profile, the company page it has already an option to show image so we are talking about the private profile here. The steps are: Create your 1st zap’s trigger like this: Trigger RSS > Select your social media > Action > Twitter (its working on twitter without any issue, thumbnails appears) Create a 2nd zap’s trigger: Trigger twitter > action > linked in > set up action: select Entities urls expanded url Basically you are telling zapier to share your blog post on twitter then to take post from twitter and share it to linkedin.
What to do if a Zap app doesn't have the trigger or action you are seeking? Zapier ExpertsOften apps only expose their most popular/useful API endpoints (triggers/actions) and webhook events (triggers) via their Zap app integrations.However, the app trigger or action you are seeking may still be possible to configure by using an app’s API or webhooks.Integrating and automation with app APIs and webhooks is an advanced approach that involves technical concepts.For help configuring, consider contacting a Zapier Expert: https://zapier.com/experts Zapier SupportYou can submit a ticket via Zapier Support for the requested trigger/action to be logged in hopes that it will be included and made available in a future version of the app’s Zap integration.FYI: Most apps on Zapier are built and maintained by the app developers themselves, but Zapier keeps an internal list of app requests. WorkaroundsEmail parsing Parse emails for data points to trigger Zaps CSV files Upload CSV files to trigger Z
Looping by Zapier rocks -- what did I do before I discovered Looping by Zapier?I typically would create an Airtable base with a field called ‘Loop Status’. I’d then build a Zap workflow which started with a hook and ended with a hook that pointed back to the first hook. Then I’d trigger the loop via a call from Postman.Convoluted.Now, I build Zaps using Looping by Zapier and smile.
Zapier is great platform to use to take data from different lead sources and create follow up tasks or contacts in your company’s CRM. When creating these records, you can often assign the contact or task to a specific staff member so that they are in charge of the lead. But what to do if you have multiple employees working on leads in your company and you want to have a way to evenly distribute the leads as they are entered into your CRM or route them by email? This tutorial will walk you through an easy 1 step round robin set up using Storage by Zapier and Code by Zapier. Step 1: Authenticate a storage by Zapier account. Never used storage by Zapier? No problem! It’s a breeze to get set up. Head over to your Zapier App Connections Page: https://zapier.com/app/connections Click on ‘Add Connection’ then search for ‘Storage by Zapier’. A new window will pop up with a prompt to enter your store secret. You can use a UUID generator for this: https://www.uuidgenerator.net/version4. Make no
So read a few people have this problem.I wanted a monday board that everytime it updated to only show the list of ones with the field “ready”. and when that changed to “closed”. delete it.That sheet is then viewed by people. But looks a mess with all the gaps from deletions I wanted to share a work around.I made another sheet using the importrange feature in sheets to pull all the data into this new sheet.Set up a filter on all columns and rows. remove blanks from one of the filters.There you now have a clean list. hope this helps someone in the future
If you run out of inventory for a product, you might want to deactivate any Stripe payment links for that product until you replenish your stock. You can do that automatically by using the Stripe (Beta) app on Zapier. The workflow idea below suggests using a spreadsheet as the starting point. I’d use it to track the inventory automatically for each new order, so that I can know if it reaches zero. Zap 1Set up a Zap to trigger on new payment links on Stripe. Send them to a spreadsheet, alongside product details (so you can search for them later). Zap 2Set up a Zap that triggers on another spreadsheet where you keep track of inventory (or another app that can track inventory, like Shopify). Make sure to have details that can be matched to the spreadsheet on Zap 1! Add a Filter step to check if the inventory has reached 0. The next step will search for the product in the spreadsheet attached to Zap 1 and return a payment link related to it. You can then use the “Deactivate a payment li
How to get the CSV Version of Excel/GSheet (XLS) File using GDrive Did you know GDrive automatically makes a CSV version of an (Excel/GSheet) XLS file available? Simply search for “text/csv” in the returned response data of the GDrive Zap step!
Set Attachment Filename with the Airtable API (PATCH) PURPOSEUse the Airtable API to make a PATCH Request that will set the filename for a new file in an Attachment type field. PREPGet your Airtable API Key: https://support.airtable.com/hc/en-us/articles/219046777-How-do-I-get-my-API-key- Get your Airtable Base ID: https://support.airtable.com/hc/en-us/articles/4405741487383-Understanding-Airtable-IDs Get your Attachment type field name. NOTE: If you change the name of the Attachment field, then the Zap will break. NOTESThis can only be used to create new files in an Attachment type field. Cannot update existing Attachment file names. This will replace existing files in the Attachment field. Review help article with how to send files in Zaps: https://zapier.com/help/create/basics/send-files-in-zaps CONFIGFor the Action step App, use Webhooks: https://zapier.com/apps/webhook/help For the Action step Event, use the Custom Request option Set the Method to PATCH In the URL Replace [APP_I
TIP: Create unlimited unique task-specific email addresses with Gmail Gmail Article: https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9308648?hl=en WhatQ: Do you want unique Gmail email addresses without having to create multiple Gmail accounts or aliases for specific tasks?A: Simply add a plus sign (+) and any word before the @ sign in your current email address.Messages will still reach you, and you’ll have an infinite amount of emails for different purposes. ExamplesIf your Google Workspace email address is email@example.com, then you can:Sign up for newsletters with firstname.lastname@example.org. Let prospective clients or customers contact email@example.com. Allow team members to surface urgent issues in your inbox by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.You can even combine these addresses with filters to automatically label and sort your messages. (read more below)For instance, filters can automatically archive and apply the News label to all incoming newsletters sent to email@example.com
Hi,I’ve successfully connected my SQL database (new row detected) to create a new row in a gsheet.My SQL Db is updated in batch, so a dozen or so rows are created at once.The zap then run X amount of time to add rows in the sheet. Is there a way to do a batch that would zapp all rows at once and save up on the numbers of task ?Maybe with a utility which would act as a tampon ? Thanks
As far as I can tell, there are scant few QR Code generating apps that integrate with Zapier.I wanted to generate static QR Codes. i.e., I don’t need them to link to a website that can then be redirected later.I wanted to generate LOTS of QR Codes. Which made this model fundamentally incompatible with a service that limits you to a couple hundred codes a month.So I made a really really simple app that uses the “.toString()” function of node-qrcode to generate codes. They work fine as long as it goes into a fixed-width font with zero space between the lines. Perfect for using with a Google Docs template. I’m pretty sure you could get this into an email as well.I don’t really have time to dedicate to supporting this, but here’s the private integration link: https://zapier.com/developer/public-invite/156999/3eedef2f10cb6f2f0f2beeff204733de/Here’s a screencast with Google Slides (I use 8pt Courier in this demo.)
Hey Zappers!Have you ever wanted to embed an image somewhere, like on a website or in a blog post and then update it automatically?Some possible use cases:a weekly updated graphic showing progress of some sort the most recent member to join your community a screenshot of some sort (a tweet, Instagram post, etc)Using Google Drive to Host the ImageThis can likely be done with other services, like Dropbox, but in this example we’ll use Google Drive because I know it has a Replace File action.Make the Image EmbeddableThere are a few steps required:Upload the graphic to Google Drive Share it so that “anyone with the link” can view it Add the ID of the image at the end of this URL: https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id= Use some basic HTML to embed it: Update It with a ZapNow that we’ve got the image uploaded and embedded, let’s see how to replace the file in-place, so that anywhere you’re displaying it, it will be updated.Getting the New ImageThis part will be different for ever
[GUIDE] How to use the Monday GraphQL API in Zaps with the Webhooks App PurposeHow to use the Webhooks app to interact with the Monday GraphQL API in Zaps. App: WebhooksTriggers/Actions: https://zapier.com/apps/webhook/integrations#triggers-and-actionsHelp: https://zapier.com/apps/webhook/help Monday APIMonday API Documentation: https://api.developer.monday.com/docs GraphQLWhat is GraphQL?GraphQL is a flexible query language that allows you to return as much or as little data as you need.Unlike REST APIs where there are multiple endpoints returning different data, GraphQL always exposes 1 endpoint and allows you to determine the structure of the returned data. (https://api.monday.com/v2)In GraphQL there are 2 possible operations:queries mutationsA query performs the READ operation and does not change or alter any data.A mutation is a special type of query that performs the CUD (Create, Update, Delete) operations to modify your data. GraphQL Visual Interface (GraphiQL) is an in-browser
⚠️ Points of Failure for Zaps Zaps have 3 Points of Failure:Apps used in Zaps If an app used in a Zap step has issues Check the App’s status page. Example for Airtable: https://status.airtable.com Zapier infrastructure If infrastructure used by Zapier has issues Check the Zapier Status Page: https://status.zapier.com Human interference If a human modifies a Zap Check the Zap > Details ( i ) > Change History OR If a human modifies elements in an App that are relied up by the Zap Check the history logs of changes in the app (if available) TIP: When in doubt, test it out!