How to Use Dynamic Dropdowns in Zapier CLI

What are Dynamic Dropdowns?

API endpoints sometimes require clients to specify a parent object in order to create or access the child resources, for instance, specifying a spreadsheet ID in order to retrieve its worksheets. Since people don’t speak in auto-incremented ID’s, Zapier offers a simple way for users to select that parent object using human readable handles.

Zapier does that with a dropdown that is populated by making a live API call to fetch a list of parent objects. We call these special dropdowns “dynamic dropdowns.”

screenshot of dynamic dropdown in Zap Editor

More details about implementing dynamic dropdowns in your integration can be found in our CLI Docs.


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