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Rova uses Zapier to connect to other apps you use every day. Using Rova’s Zaps you can connect Rova to over 750+ applications without writing a single line of code. This quick guide will familiarize you with using the Rova Zapier integrations and point you in the right direction for building your own Rova Zaps. For a complete list of available apps, you can connect to Rova through Zapier, click here.

Before we start, here’s what you’ll need:

  • A Rova account
  • A Zapier account

If you're unfamiliar with the core concepts of Zapier, this overview explains the service from the non-technical user view. Each step below aims to show a Rova user how to connect to apps using Zapier to get data into and out of Rova.

How It Works

Zapier is a platform where application providers have built hooks into their platforms so that you can get two or more applications talking together quickly and easily. Rova provides integration with Zapier through actions across several Zaps that you can use to get data in and out of Rova using you Rova API key. Those actions work in one of two ways:

  • Triggers
  • Actions

Triggers allow you to watch for events inside of Rova and then take action on them with other applications. For instance, you can “Trigger” a new action each time a measurement activity is due in Rova., i.e. each time a measurement is due in Rova, go get the data from Hubspot and insert the measurement activity into Rova.

Actions allow you to do things in Rova based on Triggers from other apps. For instance, each time something happens in a designated app, do something in Rova., i.e. every time a new lead converts in Hubspot, add measurement activity to a measurement in Rova.

Available Trigger and Action Summaries

The following Triggers and Actions are provided for Rova users in Zapier:

  • Activity Due (Trigger)
  • New Activity (Trigger)
  • New Client (Trigger)
  • New Measurement (Trigger)
  • New Plan (Trigger)
  • Create Activity (Action)
  • Create Activity (Incremental) (Action)

Activity Due (Trigger)

The Activity Due Trigger is used when you want to watch for any new measurement activity that is due and then do something. This Trigger will fire each time the designated measurement activity is due and is assigned per measurement. Details of the input and output for this Trigger are located here.

New Activity (Trigger)

The New Activity Trigger is used when you want to watch for any new activity for any measurement within a plan and then do something. This Trigger will fire each time any measurement activity is taken within the designated plan. Details of the input and output for this Trigger are located here.

New Client (Trigger)

The New Client Trigger is used when you want to watch for any new client added to your Rova account and then do something. This Trigger will fire each time a new client is added to your Rova account. Details of the input and output for this Trigger are located here.

New Measurement (Trigger)

The New Measurement Trigger is used when you want to watch for any new measurement added to a plan and then do something. This Trigger will fire each time a new measurement is created within the designated plan. Details of the input and output for this Trigger are located here.

New Plan (Trigger)

The New Plan Trigger is used when you want to watch for any new plan added to your Rova account and then do something. This Trigger will fire each time a new plan is created within your Rova account. Details of the input and output for this Trigger are located here.

Create Activity (Action)

The Create Activity action can be used to create a new activity inside of Rova for a designated measurement. Each time you use the Create Activity action, a new measurement activity will be created for the designated measurement in Rova using the input values you provide. Details of the input and output for this Trigger are located here.

Create Activity (Incremental) (Action)

The Create Activity (Incremental) action can be used to create a new activity inside of Rova for a designated measurement. The Create Activity (Incremental) action differs from the Create Activity action in that it will use the input value provided to increment the current day’s activity value as opposed to creating a new value. However, if there is not a current value for the day, it will create a value. Details of the input and output for this Trigger are located here.

Take a look at each Trigger and action in more detail here or get started with your first test Zap. If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking the icon in the bottom righthand corner.

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