Debugging and Optimizing Zapier and Python Integration for Ashby Application Form Submission

In this meeting, the State Changers explored the possibility of integrating different software for their application form function by using the tool Zapier. The team adjusted the configuration in Zapier by wrapping everything from the beginning of field submissions up until the end into string format and renaming it as "Application form". They also ensured the provision for a job posting ID and ETM data.

As their discussion progressed, they identified the necessity for file capabilities in their end solution and the potential requirement of the file to be formatted as JSON. When testing their solution through webhook, they identified the need to integrate the authorization header into the Python post request to ensure secure data transfer to their Ashby system. The solution seemed to work well with 200 HTTP status code, indicating successful execution. By the end of the meeting, the team agreed to proceed with the further enhancement of the solution by replacing hardcoded data with arguments from Zapier parameters. A potential issue was recognized regarding the Ashby response which gave a 200 status code but marked success as false. The team decided to investigate this in more depth. Keywords that were discussed during this meeting include: Zapier, Python, JSON, Postman, Authorization Header, Ashby system, and HTTP status code. The meeting could be beneficial for people seeking solutions in integrating and configuring Zapier for the application form function, initiating Python POST requests, and handling issues with Ashby responses and HTTP status codes.

(Source: Office Hours 11/14 )

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