Trigger and continue Zaps from records

Zapier Tables records can trigger or continue Zaps. Records can be sent to Zaps manually (the default) or automatically when a record is created.


Pending records

If your table has a Zap connected to it, any new records that you manually add to or update are set to “Pending” by default. This status will show in the column Record Status. This ensures records are only sent to Zaps when you are done creating or updating them. From the table Settings, you can select one of the following options: 

  • Pending (Default): records created manually will be marked as pending until you send them to your Zaps.
  • Automatically: records created manually will be sent automatically to your Zaps.
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If a Zap creates or updates a record in the table, those records will not be set to pending. Records created by a Zap will automatically trigger any Zaps that use the table. 


Create a Zap for a table

Connecting a Zap to a table allows you to add information from another app to a table automatically or to create a workflow that starts when there's a new or updated record on the table.

  1. On the left sidebar, click the Zaps icon miscBoltAlt icon.
  2. Click Create Zap.
  3. In the dialog box, select one of the following:
    • Create blank Zap: a Zap with no trigger or action selected is created.
    • Trigger when new records are added to this table: the Zap will trigger from new records.
    • Trigger when changes are made to records on this table: the Zap will trigger when table records are updated. 
    • Automatically add records to this table from a form or app: the Zap will add a new record using information from a chosen trigger app.
  4. Click Create Zap.

A new browser tab or window will open with the new Zap. You can then continue to set up your Zap trigger or action.


Create a Zap for a specific field 

You can create Zaps that only trigger when a specific field is updated.

  1. Click the name of the field you want to trigger a Zap.
  2. Select Create Zap.
  3. The Zap trigger will be set up with the specific field name.

You can then continue to set up your action.

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You can also use the Button field type to trigger or continue Zaps. 

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