Create a custom Zapier Zap with Datadeck


Our Zapier integration has had a big update recently and we created a bunch of pre-made zaps directly in Datadeck. We did this to save you a lot of time and to keep it simple and accessible for all our users.

But if you’d like to connect data sources we didn’t pre-made in Datadeck there was no option to get that data into Datadeck… until now!

We created a Generic Zap

This zap will allow you to import 15 variables of your choice:

  • 5 for text
  • 5 for numbers
  • 5 for dates

In this tutorial I will show you how use this generic Zap to import any data source using Zapier into Datadeck. This is for our more novice users

  1. Log in to Datadeck

  2. Create a new dashboard (or open an existing one)

  3. Click create Add a card

  4. Select Zapier as a data source

  5. From the drop down menu select Add a new table

  6. Select Generic Zap with predefined fields

  7. If this is your first time using Zapier in Datadeck you’ll need to copy your API key

  8. If you already used Zapier before, click Make a zap

  9. A new tab will open with the Zapier editor. In this editor you can create any type of Zap you’d like, just make sure to use Datadeck in your second step.

In this sample I will create a zap between Google Calendar and Datadeck

  1. After you connect your desired data source, make sure to click Add action step
  2. The action step will be Datadeck
  3. Click Save + Continue
  4. If you already have your Datadeck account connected in Zapier from previous zaps, just select your account and click Save + Continue. If this is your first time using Zapier & Datadeck? Click connect an account and make sure to use that API key you saw earlier :wink:
  5. Now make sure to select your new table created in Datadeck called: Generic Zap with predefined fields
  6. Below the drop down you’ll see 15 new fields.
    a. 5 for text variables
    b. 5 for Numbers/digits
    c. 5 for dates
    It’s important to select and connect the correct variables with the correct fields so Datadeck will recognize dates as dates :wink:
  7. In my sample it will look like this

  8. After connecting all the fields and data labels click Continue
  9. In the last step make sure to turn your Zap ON
  10. Now you can go back to Datadeck and make a new card
  11. Select your new Table: Generic zap
  12. Make the chart you like, with the data you just connected.

Hope this will help you to set up you custom zaps in Datadeck. Do you need more help? Feel free to chat with us and we will help you!