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Zapier Quick Start Guide

This article will walk you through the basics of linking DataValidation and Zapier together.

Zapier lets you connect DataValidation to hundreds of other web services. Automated connections called Zaps, set up in minutes with no coding, can automate your day-to-day tasks and build workflows between apps that otherwise wouldn't be possible.

The link between Zapier and DataValidation allows you to automatically validate entries that you add to your email database and update your contact list with the validation results in real time. A Zap in Zapier is made of Triggers and Actions. This can be translated to when something happens in app A (the Trigger), app B will perform a certain operation (the Action).

DataValidation supports one Action, and that is Verify Email. This action verifies the deliverability of email to the address provided in the Trigger phase, in real time, and gives you the following info:

  • Email deliverability grade
  • Disposable email address detection
  • Role-based email address detection

You can find more information regarding the email validation report in this article.

Typically this is followed by another Action phase which pushes the validation results back to the app that provided them, or to a different app where the info can be further processed.

How to Get Started with DataValidation on Zapier

To get started with DataValidation on Zapier you will need to connect your DataValidation account. You can accomplish this the following this link.

Select DataValidation account

Next, you'll be asked to enter your DataValidation API key.

Enter DataValidation API key

To locate your API Key in your DataValidation account, please follow these steps:

  • 1. Log into your DataValidation account.
  • 2. Click on "Profile settings" from the Left Menu.
  • 3. Click on "generate" under the API key heading.
  • 4. Copy the generated API key to your clipboard.
  • Paste your key back into your Zapier account and then Continue.

After successfully completing these steps, your DataValidation account is connected and ready to use with Zapier.

DataValidation Zapier connected

Click here for a more in-depth tutorial and an example on how to create a Zap with Google Sheets and DataValidation.

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