Trigger and continue Zaps from records

Zapier Table records can trigger or continue Zaps. 

You can trigger Zaps for the following events:

  • Trigger Zap Button Clicked: triggers when a "Trigger Zap" button is clicked.
  • New or Updated Record: triggers when a record is created or updated.
  • New Record: triggers when a record is created.
  • Updated Record: triggers when a record is updated.

 

You can also continue Zaps using the following actions: 

  • Record Button Click: releases a held Zap when a "Continue Zap" button is clicked.
  • Create Record: creates a new record.
  • Update Record: updates an existing record.

 

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You can use the Find Record action to search for specific records in a table.

 

Create Zaps from your table

Once the table is created, you can use it in your Zaps.

Create Zaps from the Connected Zaps list

  1. Click the Zaps miscBoltAlt icon icon at the top right of the table view.
  2. Click Create Zap.
  3. In the dialog box, select one of the following:
    1. Create blank Zap: a Zap with no trigger or action selected is created.
    2. Trigger when new records are added to this table: a Zap using New Record trigger is created.
    3. Trigger when changes are made to records on this table: a Zap using Updated Record trigger is created.
    4. Automatically add records to this table from a form or app: a Zap with Create Record action is created.
  4. Click Create Zap.

 

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A new Zap will be created, and you can continue to set up your Zap trigger or action.



From a specific field 

  1. Click the name of the field you'd like to use to trigger a Zap.
  2. In the dropdown menu, select Create Zap.

 

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The Zap will be pre-populated with the Updated record trigger. You can then set up your action

 

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You can also create a Zap when adding a new field to a table, from the Zap tab.

 

Send records to Zaps

When you insert a record in a table the Record Status field is set to pending by default. Pending records are only sent to a Zap when you click Send to Zap or if you set the table to automatically send records.

    
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Records created by Zaps will always automatically trigger other Zaps that use that table.
  

Trigger or continue a Zap from a button field

Button fields allow you to run triggers or actions on a Zap whenever you click a specific button on a table.

 

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There are two types of button fields: Trigger Zap or Continue Zap.

 

Trigger Zap

This type of button sends the specific record to a Zap as a trigger. 

 

  1. Click the plus sign formAddSquareOutlined icon that appears on the right side of a table.
  2. In the Field Type menu, select Button.
  3. Select Button in the Field Type dropdown menu. Trigger Zap is the default button type.
  4. Enter a label for the button. This will appear in the field for each record.
  5. Click Create.
  6. Once the field is created, click the Zap tab to start a new Zap for that button. A pre-populated Zap will be created and you can set up your actions.

 

Continue Zap

This button sends an action to a Zap. You can define up to two different actions for the same field. 

  1. Click the plus sign formAddSquareOutlined icon button that appears on the right side of a table.
  2. In the Create Field sidebar, enter a name for the field.
  3. In the Field Type menu, select Button.
  4. In the Type of Button menu, select Continue Zap.
  5. Enter a label for the button. If using a second action, enter a label for the secondary action button.
  6. Click Create.
  7. Once the field is created, click the Zap tab to start a new Zap for that button. A pre-populated Zap will be created and you can set up your actions
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  • Continue Zap buttons only become available once the Zap has been triggered. 
  • All actions after "Continue Zap button clicked" will be held until that button is clicked. 

 

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