Introduction to Zapier terms

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Automation with 1000+ Apps with Zapier

Automation is very important to save your time. Zapier is the best software that makes your work easy with few clicks. You can configure automation with 1000+ applications without having knowledge of coding languages and you need not to be depended upon web developers.

Zapier is the online automation tool that transfer data within your favourite applications you like to use such as Gmail, slack, Mailchimp and many more. Zapier gives facility to work with the applications which do not have Zapier integration.

The best feature of Zapier is real time example and configuration. You can configure Zapier with real time example that gives you a clear idea about how it actually works. You can test easily weather zap will work as per your requirements or not.

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Example of Zapier use:

If you are selling any digital course and you want to have the data like name, email, contact number, payment details, and source of the information in to a google sheet, you can use Zapier in such case. Only one-time proper setup of Zapier will save your lot of time and efforts. It helps you to manage data properly.

Automation Work flow example:

Zapier Workflowh

Zapier Dictionary

Zapier Dashboard: It is the home where you can configure different zaps. On dashboard you can have your account details and you can make zaps over there.

Zap: Zap is automatic workflow in other words I can say that it is the blue print of the tasks you want to do with Zapier. You may have a zap to send data from landing page to Google sheet and another Zap to send data from exit Popup to Goggle sheet. Zap consists of two parts. One is the trigger and second is one or more actions.

We will take example of send Gmail attachment to Dropbox account to understand trigger and actions properly.

Our aim is to “Save Gmail attachments to Dropbox”

Trigger: Trigger is the event of the app when you want to fetch data from any application. You receive a lot of emails every day. When you set trigger to fetch email attachment than Zapier monitor your Gmail account and trigger will not run until you receive Gmail with attachment. Zap run only when the trigger requirement is fulfilled.

Action: Action is the task to be performed with zap. In our example saving attachment to Dropbox is the action. Trigger run when there is attachment in your Gmail and action will be done to save it in Dropbox. Each trigger can have more that one action.

Task: Task is a piece of value that you run through the zap is know as task. When your zap saves 200 attachments from Gmail to Dropbox task will counted as 200.

Path: Path provides different ways to perform action according the value fetched by trigger.

Zapier is automated workflow of repeated tasks of exchanging data within different applications. If you have question regarding Zapier terms you can drop your questions in comment box.

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