This small guide will get you started on connecting your web apps with Zapier in order to share data and visualize it in Plecto. 

In Plecto:

Before you begin, you'll need to create a data source in Plecto:

  • Go to 'Data management' > 'Data sources' > 'New data source'.
  • Select 'Plecto API'.
  • Write what kind of data you want to collect (e.g. Sales, Leads, Budgets).
  • Design the registration box (optional). Here you can add fields to the registration box. You can add as many as you like. 
  • Click 'Save'.

Example on how to set up and design the data source in Plecto.

In Zapier: 

After creating the API data source in Plecto, simply go to Zapier and make a Zap. 

  • Click 'Make a Zap!'. 
  • Set up the 'Trigger' step: Choose your 'Trigger App', and follow the guide step by step described by Zapier.
  • Set up the 'Action' step: Choose your 'Action', and set up your Plecto registration. 
  • Fill out the template (Integration name, User ID, User Name, Data source, External ID). Use the list option to add a dynamic text.

Use Case: How to connect Google Sheets to Plecto

Please make sure that the data in your Google Sheets should include the following:
User ID, User name, External ID.
In the following example from Google Sheets the User ID is the e-mail of the employee (that could also be employee ID), the User Name is the name of the employee and the External ID should be a unique number for each registration:

Example on how your Google Sheet could look like.

How to fill out your template in Zapier: 

  • Integration Name: Make sure to always write it the same way, if you use multiple zaps from the same 3rd party system, as we use the name to group the users together.
  • User ID: Employee ID, e-mail or a unique name/number of the employee.
  • User Name: The name of the employee.
  • External ID: A unique number for each registration.
  • You might have to click 'Refresh Fields' to show the custom field(s) you have created in you API data source in Plecto. 

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