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Teamleader contact recognising

  • 28 April 2023
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I’m using Zapier to connect Teamleader to Wati (automatic whatsapp messaging).
I want to extract the telephone number from Teamleader Focus to Wati, but it won’t recognize the id and telephone number. It recognises something, but it looks encrypted (87ba86e8-e… instead of +324732...).

Is this something that has to be solved on the Teamleader part, or is there something I do wrong on Zapier?

Thanks in advance!




Best answer by jesse 12 May 2023, 20:33

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Hey there @0001Arno -

I think this article may be useful for you. It goes into further depth on how to get phone numbers formatted appropriately and even provides a few workarounds just in case. 

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Hey @0001Arno! Just stepping in for Chanelle here! From your screenshot, it looks like the field you’re referencing is actually the Contact ID, which is why it’s in that long strong of letters and numbers. It’s how the app uniquely classifies a contact. I am not seeing a “Phone Number” field, so it’s likely we can’t look far enough into the deal to start pulling contact information outside of the ID and type.

That said, if you add a “Find Contact” Teamleader Focus step right after triggering on the new deal, you can dynamically find the contact using the contact “ID” from your trigger. That will likely surface the phone number field you’re looking for and from there, you can send that information to Wati. 🙂

Give that a go and let us know how you make out here!

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Hi Jesse!

In the mean time, I’ve found the answer. It was exactly the answer you provided, so thanks for taking the time to check it! Have a nice day :D

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@0001Arno Awesome! So glad we arrived at the same conclusion and you were able to move forward. We’ll be here if anything else comes up!