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Zapier Is on Make — Now Use Zaps in Your Scenarios

Jul 30, 2018 | 2 minutes

The Zapier modules give you even more flexibility with your automations by letting you exchange data between a scenario on Make and a zap on Zapier. 

Currently, the following modules are available: 

Trigger: Receive Data (from a zap)Action: Send Data (to a zap) 

So you might be smirking reading this post but one of Make’s core USP is flexibility

With an array of powerful inbuilt modules, Make gives you 100% control over your data and allows you to play with it as you like. 

Taking this philosophy a step forward, the Make team decided to integrate with Zapier for those of you running workflows as zaps but looking to build advanced scenarios without having to move over all your integrations to Make.

Check out the Integrations page to go over these as well as all available and upcoming integration. 

Without further ado, let’s dive in to see how you can receive and send data from and to Zapier with ease!

How to receive data from Zapier

Follow the steps below to receive data from a zap in a scenario using the Receive data module: 

Step 1: Setup a new zap or go to an existing one that contains the modules from which you wish to send data to Make.

  • Click on ‘Add a Step’ to insert the action Webhooks

  • Choose POST as the method under the Webhooks by Zapier and click ‘Continue’

Step 2: Create a new scenario on Make using the Zapier — Receive data as the first module in your scenario.

PS. Zapier made Make remove their icon so you will only see orange squares and circles representing Triggers, Actions and Modules.

  • Click the ‘Add’ button to create a new webhook

  • Name your webhook and click Save

  • Copy the newly generated webhook URL and let the webhook wait to receive sample data

Step 3: Go back to Zapier and fill in the following values in the setup fields of the Webhooks by Zapier — POST action:

  • URL: Enter the webhook URL obtained from the Make scenario in the previous step

  • Payload Type: Json

  • Data: Specify the data you want to send to Make (as Key, Value pairs)

  • Continue to the next step and click ‘Send Test to Webhooks by Zapier’. This will send sample data to the Make webhook which had been listening for data

  • Once the webhook receives the sample data, click ‘OK’ to continue to the next module to build your scenario

Once your scenario setup is complete, make sure you save it and turn it on to experience the magic!

How to send data to Zapier

To send data from an Make scenario to a zap using the Send data module, follow the steps below: 

Step 1: Create a new zap in Zapier and select Webhooks by Zapier — Catch Hook as the first module in your Zap and click ‘Save + Continue’

  • In the next step, simply click ‘Continue’

  • Copy the generated webhook URL into your clipboard. You will need it in the next step

Step 2: Go to Make and insert the module Zapier — Send data to your scenario that shall send data to Zapier

  • Paste the Webhook URL obtained in last step and specify the data that shall be sent to Zapier as key, value pairs (Simple) or JSON (Advanced)

  • Go back to the Zap and click ‘Ok, I did this’. Zapier is now waiting to receive data from Make.

Step 3: Go to the Make scenario and run it manually by clicking the ‘Run once’ button. This will send sample data to Zapier.

  • Zapier should confirm the receipt of the data and finish the configuration of the webhook.

Once the connection between Make and Zapier is established, you can add other actions to your zap and achieve your intended integration. 

Happy Automating!


Arpit Choudhury

I like to think, write, travel and talk to my dog.

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