Help! Zapier to New Contact to New Deal

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Hi,

 

I finally managed to get Zapier to create or update an existing contact.

 

I then managed to get Zapier to create a new deal. However, the two are completely separate. I want to be able to go in to my contact and see that there is an associated deal.

 

At the moment I cant tell there is any deals connected to that contact. The two are being set up separate.

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I had this same issue, until I created a zap with 4 steps:

Trigger - an external transaction

Action - create or update Contact in Hubspot

Action - create a Deal in Hubspot

Action - add a Contact to a Deal in Hubspot

It's working well!

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Hi, @jpearson86.

 

Apologies for the delayed response.

 

When creating a deal, the older "HubSpot CRM" integration within Zapier allows you to select an associated contact. See the screenshot below.

 

These options are available when creating new dealsThese options are available when creating new deals

If you create contacts before your deals, you could use this action to associate new deals with those contacts.

 

I haven't yet found this action within the newer "HubSpot" integration, however.

Isaac Takushi

HubSpot Developer Support
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@IsaacTakushi Thank you for explaining the above solution. However, even if I try it the exact same way it does only create the contact for me and breaks whenever I want to create the deal (deal is not sent to Hubspot). How exactly did you set up the link between contact and deal so that both are created?

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Hi, @patrickhaede.

 

To clarify, are you creating the contact in a separate Zap or in the "Create Deal in HubSpot CRM" one above?

 

@jpearson86, did you encounter this issue?

Isaac Takushi

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Thanks for sharing this.

 

I am attempting this by adding an old version of the hubspot zap.

 

I've created/updated a contact. in the search what is the correct field to select to do the relation from the previous search?

 

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@IsaacTakushi this question was directed at you. I forgot to tag you in the conversation.

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Hi, @michaelpalmer.

 

I couldn't find a way to tell Zapier to "use the last contact I created," but in my example, I added an extra column to my Google Sheet with the new contact's email and then used that as the lookup.

 

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This worked and created this deal in my HubSpot account:

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Isaac Takushi

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I used the new zap to find the contact, then the old to create the deal.

 

Worked.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Hubspot Deal Association in Zapier.png

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@IsaacTakushi ,

 

What I've found is that after I've created a contact in hubspot.

 

I put a delay in, then I do another look up in the zap back to hubspot and then use that look up for the Vid ID.  It's working great.


See Image. Note I'm using the old Hubspot Zap App for the deal which I think you recommended.

 

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Hubspot CRM is a Legacy now, I cant use that Hubspot CRM anymore. How do I associate a deal to HS now?

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I had this same issue, until I created a zap with 4 steps:

Trigger - an external transaction

Action - create or update Contact in Hubspot

Action - create a Deal in Hubspot

Action - add a Contact to a Deal in Hubspot

It's working well!

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awesome! Works perfectly. Thanks for sharing the information Smiley Very Happy

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Anonymous

Now how do we do the opposite?

 

Here's what I'm trying to do:

When a deal enters a particular Deal Stage, I need to identify the Contact within that Deal (specifically the email address).

I will then use this to move that Contact into a Workflow.

 

I actually got it to work IF I name the Deal = the Contact's Email (& nothing else).

But I would like Zapier to search within the Deal Name and find the Email amongst other properties because a Deal named after an email address alone is not ideal.

 

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Welcome, @Anonymous.

 

Can you accomplish this with a single HubSpot workflow?

 

Contact-based workflows can enroll contacts on their associated deals' dealstage values. Is there a particular reason Zapier must be used?

Isaac Takushi

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Anonymous

I think that requires you to upgrade to Sales Hub Professional, does it not?

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With your subscription, you should have the ability to select deal-related enrollment criteria in a contact-based workflow, per this screen recording. Are you not seeing that option?

Isaac Takushi

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Anonymous

... I feel dumb now.

Yes, I actually do have that trigger option - thanks!

 

 

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Hello,

 

how did you manage to make this work as you need to input the Deal ID? 

 

Best,

Fabian

 

 

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Hi, @fabianbollhalde.

 

@sackerly's solution includes the action "Create Deal in HubSpot," which allows subsequent actions like "Add Contact to Deal in HubSpot" to reference the ID of the deal created in the previous step.

 

Reference ID of deal created in previous stepReference ID of deal created in previous step

Would this method work for you?

Isaac Takushi

HubSpot Developer Support
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