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How to run Javascript or Python Code in Zapier or Make.com (formerly Integromat)

June 2022
How to run Javascript or Python code in Zapier or Make.com
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How to run Javascript or Python Code in Zapier or Make.com

If you work with code, you probably want to automate certain aspects of your workflow. The most popular triggers for Zapier/Make.com are email (going back to Buffer), webhook (pulling data from APIs) and file uploads (adding them to google docs spreadsheets). When it comes to running code, Zapier and Make.com can't do that on their own. You will need to run the code through an external tool like curl, PythonPython, or JavaScript. Today we will talk about how to use javascript or python code in Zapier or Make.com

How to run Javascript or Python code in Zapier or Make.com

Different ways to use Zapier and Make.com

By connecting AWS lambda with Zapier and Make.com

When we started to use Zapier and Make.com, we quickly found out that we could integrate with services like Google Sheets, Slack, Dropbox, and many more. But some services required us to run custom code. The most commonly used example is the integration with Google Analytics. It requires you for example to create a function in AWS Lambda, and then Zapier or Make.com can trigger your process.

Zapier and Make.com has a great integration with AWS Lambda. With this integration, you can run your python and javascript code and connect it to any app.

  • Choose "Webhooks" as the trigger
  • Choose "POST" 
  • Paste your AWS lambda URL into the "Payload URL" field 
  • Choose "Python" or "JavaScript" as the trigger field 5- Click on "Save + Continue".
    That's it now whenever you run a zap with this trigger, it will fire your lambda function

*By using Google cloud functions *

It's well known that you can run code in Zapier and Make.com, but what is not so well known is how to do it. If you want to run simple Python or Javascript code, you can easily use Google cloud functions.

Google cloud functions are a great way to run your code in the cloud. You can create a simple webhook triggered by Zapier or Make.com and then use console.log to write to the function console. If you are not familiar with what cloud functions are, they are a way to create a function on the fly on the Google cloud platform.

This is a serverless computing solution where you can run code triggered by events from Zapier or Make.com You can also deploy your code on a schedule or on-demand from within the Google Cloud Console. This function will be triggered by an event, like an incoming webhook on Zapier or Make.com or even an SMS message sent to your Twilio number.

A practical example of this could be that you send an end-of-day report to your accounting software every night at 5 pm. So every time someone triggers the Zap, which sends this report, Zapier will call your cloud function, which will trigger the sending of the information.

Cloud functions are a great way to run code without managing servers or setting up an entire application. You only pay for the time, or you use them, and you don't have to worry about scaling issues because Google handles that for you.

By using HTTP Post Method

The easiest way to run code in Zapier or Make.com is by creating Zaps using the HTTP POST method. This is useful if you are using any of the following applications:

One of the most popular methods to send data from server to server is the HTTP POST method. When you need to send some data to an external server, be it Zapier or Make.com, you can use this method, and that's how you can connect Zapier to some external URL through which you can run python or Javascript code.

If you want to create a Zap with HTTP Post, follow these steps:

  • Go to zapier.com or make.com, Create a new Zap Set up Action Step 1 (Webhooks) Set up Action
  • Set up (a Web Service) in which you will pass your data Select POST method in Action
  • Choose RAW in Action application/json
  • Create a new API Task in Make API Tasks section Enter API Call action Enter GET method Enter URL that will execute our Python or Javascript code Complete task by adding headers, content type, authorization information and Start your API call

*By using Pipedream *

Pipedream is a low code integration platform for developers that allows you to connect APIs remarkably fast. Pipedream is focused on making it easy to integrate APIs to get ideas into your application more quickly.

It is also an automation service that allows you to take actions from webhooks and send them to other apps. Pipedream will enable you to integrate Zapier and Make.com with any application easily. This means that you can run scripting code in any programming language.

What's excellent about Pipedream is that it abstracts the API calls away from the developer. That way, you don't need to worry about API calls and can quickly test your scripts.

Pipedream allows you to write code in Python/JavaScript and run it in the cloud. This means you can write code in Pipedream for your Zaps and then trigger the code with a Zapier integration.

Connect your application on Zapier or Make.com to Pipedream first, then create a new Zap or integration on it with an action that triggers a running of your Python/JavaScript code. This way, you'll have to make two Zaps for one integration if you want to use both Python and JavaScript.

Best Solution: Using 1SAAS prebuilt API

All the methods mentioned above are either time-consuming or can cost you a lot of money and cause you a headache because they are not easy to use, but what about finding a cheap solution that can help you run both python and javascript code in Zapier, n8n or Make.com without any trouble? Well, that's what 1Saas's PythonPython and Javascript API's are created for!

Did you know that Zapier offers a cloud-based automation platform that can integrate multiple web apps? With our 1saas API, this new feature allows developers to run Python and JavaScript codes into Zapier and Make.com. Since PythonPython is dynamic, developers can easily tap into Zapier's prebuiltprebuilt API to build customized workflows.

Add 1saas prebuiltprebuilt API to Zapier and Make.com to run Python and Javascript. 1SAAS has a prebuiltprebuilt API to run automated operations on Zapier and Make.com. With easy-to-use code written in Python and JavaScript, 1saas has a zillion possibilities for automating your processes, creating an excellent scalable application with ease.

You probably know that PythonPython is an excellent language for any application if you're a Python developer. It's built for readability and flexibility. With its many libraries, it can be used to solve complex problems, and your utmost desire will be to incorporate it inside Zapier and Make.com. And With our new official Python and javascript API, you can now use Python inside Zaps inside your favourite scenarios or make use of even more Python modules in Zapier.

Running Python code inside your favourite apps is now simpler than before. With the new prebuiltprebuilt API, you can now use Python /javascript inside a module without needing to go through the process of extending it. Zapier's powerful system allows you to run any Python/JavaScript code mixed with real-time data from hundreds of apps, so you can also make use of even more Python modules in Zapier or Make.com.

Add our API to your Zapier or Make.com and integrate and get yourself free from all other hectic methods. With our API, your code will run in a very smooth and fast way, and this will boost the productivity of your work.

How to run Javascript or Python code in Zapier or Make.com

Conclusion

Zapier is a web automation tool that allows you to easily create connections with hundreds of different app types, including APIs, tools, payment gateways, productivity apps, social media sites, visualization apps, and more. It works across platforms and devices, so everyone in your team can work off the same schedule without having to lift a finger. Integromat is a platform for creating processes in automation systems.

The system involves the implementation of the rules engine along with Connection Manager for integration with external services via API or Webhooks. It also offers the ability to create custom integrations for users' internal business processes.

Make.com is almost similar to Zapier. Sometimes we need to introduce our PythonPython or javascript code to increase the automation workflow, which we have discussed in these articles.

Among the methods mentioned above, the easiest and flexible one that I will suggest is using 1saas's API because it's easy to connect with Zapier and integrate. It's also a high-speed and time-saving method.

With 1saas python and javascript integration, you will always be one step ahead of your fellow developers, and this will allow you to finish the work assigned to you just in a short time, and you can use the test of time for your peace or whatever you want to do. So what are you waiting for? Check us out now!

Cloud Integration, iPaaS, SaaS, BPA… Ough, hard to keep track of all these terms. They are currently used frequently (and increasingly) in the context of automation, and it is sometimes difficult to make a clear distinction and distinction. We have already written blog posts on the terms iPaaS, SaaS and BPA, but we’ll take them up again here to make the difference.

But let’s start with cloud integration, because that’s the central umbrella term in which we embed all the other technologies in this blog post.

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What does Cloud Integration mean?

What does Cloud Integration mean?

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  • Is available in real time
  • Can be accessed from almost anywhere
  • Reduce potential sources of error by entering the same data multiple times
  • Require less installation and maintenance
  • Can optimize business processes

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To illustrate these advantages, an example is suitable that we know well from our everyday work as an automation agency:

The central data to be used here is the data of a major customer. This can be the simplest information, such as the address. This address is required in numerous but completely different processes in the company: on the one hand, for correct invoicing in accounting. On the other hand, in the CRM system, where all the data of the large customer is also stored. But the address is also important in sales, for example, when employees go to the sales meeting on site.

Now the customer announces that the address of the company has changed after a move. This information will reach you by e-mail. There are now two options:

01. The e-mail is forwarded to all affected departments, accounting, sales, customer service, marketing… All persons open their corresponding program, CRM, accounting software, marketing tools (such as newsletter marketing) and change the data already stored there of the customer. This means that in multiple applications, different people do exactly the same thing: change one address.

02. But there is also an alternative: By connecting your applications, thus by integrizing them, the customer’s e-mail, or rather the information it contains about the address change, is automatically passed on to all affected applications: CRM, accounting, marketing, ERP. This does not require any clicks, because the cloud integration detects a trigger, i.e. address change, and thus automatically starts the process.

What sounds unimpressive in a single process becomes more effective when such a process occurs several times a day or weekly. Because there is a lot of data that is available in different applications and should always be correct. If these applications are cloud applications they are suitable for cloud integration.

But cloud integration doesn’t just happen. There are now a variety of applications that enable and implement this. Such tools usually allow us to link the relevant cloud applications on a central platform and define clear rules on when, how, where, how much data should be passed on and what happens to them.

IPaaS, SaaS, BPA, ABC – who can still see through it?

To realize cloud integration, there are various applications and technologies that are sometimes used interchangeably.

We have made a first distinction between iPaaS and BPA here.

We explain the term SaaS in more detail here.

Here the short version, again:
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Cloud integration cannot be done without SaaS, iPaaS and BPA

Cloud integration is rather an umbrella term that includes numerous technologies, such as SaaS, iPaaS and BPA, and this is also absolutely necessary. Cloud integration is a concept that is made possible by appropriate technologies.

However, all terms share the commonality that they are cloud-based and thus offer enormous potential for growth and scaling. In addition, they are often cheaper to implement and maintain because changed requirements are easy to implement.

As an independent automation agency, we implement cloud integration according to your requirements. We use a variety of SaaS tools and iPaas (strictly speaking BPA) software. Together we find individual solutions that are flexible and scalable.

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