We use a different software to track time (Clockify) and are looking into integrate this into Asana through Zapier, so the team doesn’t have to change the way they track time instantaneously and we can do it in a timely manner while we migrate to Asana.
The problem is, the “Update Task” action in Zapier doesn’t seem to have the option to update the Actual Time field.
Is there a way to achieve this or perhaps a new update to the Zapier integration is necessary?
Thanks for the help.
It’s a new field on the
task object so most likely Zapier doesn’t know about it and needs to be updated.
Note that the name of the field is
If you can’t use the “Update Task” action, I think you should be able to use the “Webhooks by Zapier” action and update any task field including that one. Right
Yes with a Webhooks action by Zapier you can make any call to the API.
@Phil_Seeman and @Bastien_Siebman .
Any tips or further documentation on how to set this integration with Zapier? I’m not sure how to post using Webhooks.
This thread has a few good screenshots of setting that up:
I can talk all day about how great the Asana API is. That’s a highly under-rated feature, that most people overlooks because they don’t have the skills to understand how it works and don’t know how to code. Which is perfectly understandable!
But did you know that there is actually an easy way in? Instead of writing code, you can use a tool like Zapier (or equivalent) to do calls to the API. Let me explain.
An automation in Zapier is made of 2 things: trigger(s) and action(s). Asana has created…
This thread also has a (lengthy) discussion of using Webhooks by Zapier:
Noticing a bunch of limitations within Zapier. For example, creating a new board, you can not select what type of layout you would like it to create, List or Board. I am trying to create an automation so that a new project is created as a board, but you can not select that anywhere.
There’s no good outright documentation on it that I’ve seen, unfortunately.