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Export data from Dovetail with Triggers

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Last updated May 21, 2018

Zapier lets you connect apps together and move data around using automated workflows. Our Zapier integration has five Triggers and three Actions to help you move data between Dovetail and the other apps you use, in both directions.

Get started with Zapier

The first thing is to create a Zapier account if you don’t have one already. Sign up for free at, then click Make a Zap! in the top right corner to get started:

Screenshot of Zapier’s user dashboard

Choose Dovetail as the Trigger App

Since we’ll be using Dovetail as the source for data, in the search input for Choose a Trigger App, type Dovetail and choose it from the list.

Screenshot of Zapier’s trigger search dropdown

Choose the Trigger to use

Dovetail supports five Triggers. Choose the Trigger you’d like to use, then click Save + Continue. For example, if you choose the ‘New Note’ Trigger, your workflow will run every time a new note is created in the project you select.

Screenshot of Dovetail triggers in Zapier

Authorize Dovetail

Now authorize Zapier to be able to access data from Dovetail. Click Connect an Account and then click Approve in the popup window that appears:

Screenshot of Zapier’s Zap creation wizard

Screenshot of Dovetail’s authorization dialog

Test the connection, then click Save + Continue to move on:

Screenshot of Zapier’s Zap creation wizard

Set up your action app

Once you’ve finished authorizing Dovetail and choosing your Trigger, you’ll be able to set up your Action App. This is the app you want to connect to Dovetail. With an Action App, you could save Dovetail insights as Trello cards, or back notes up to a Google Sheet.

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