Basecamp 2

Basecamp 2 Help & Support

  • How to Get Started with Basecamp 2
  • Popular Things To Do With Basecamp 2
  • Common Problems with Basecamp 2

How to Get Started with Basecamp 2

The first thing you'll need to do after selecting a Trigger and Action is connect your Basecamp 2 account to Zapier.

First, click to connect a brand new Basecamp 2 account to Zapier. Inside the Zap editor, this might be a large orange button.

Connect Basecamp Step 1

Basecamp 2 makes it super-simple to connect to Zapier. The only option here is to label your new connection, if you'd like. This label is only used inside of Zapier.

Connect Basecamp Step 2

You should now see a new window appear, asking for your permission such that Zapier can access your data inside Basecamp 2.

Connect Basecamp Step 3

Clicking the green "Allow" button finishes the process! Your Basecamp 2 account is now connected to Zapier.

Connect Basecamp Step 4

Popular Things To Do With Basecamp 2

Post new Basecamp 2 activity to Slack

Basecamp 2 + Slack

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Create Trello cards from new Basecamp 2 to-dos

Basecamp 2 + Trello

Create Basecamp 2 to-dos from new starred Slack messages

Slack + Basecamp 2

Post new Basecamp 2 events to Slack

Basecamp 2 + Slack

Get direct messages on Slack with any new Basecamp 2 activity

Basecamp 2 + Slack

Create Basecamp 2 todos from new starred emails on Gmail [Business Gmail Accounts Only]

Gmail + Basecamp 2

Common Problems with Basecamp 2

Basecamp 2 Calendar Event Missing End Date/Time#

Basecamp 2 decided to remove the end date/time from their UI and ignore any submitted end date/time from the API and thus Zapier. Because of this, the end date/time field has been removed from Zapier.

Basecamp 2 seems to consider all calendar events are point events -- setting the start date/time and end date/time to the same start date/time value.

Zapier says I have no Projects#

This usually indicates you're using the wrong version of Basecamp 2 on Zapier. We support two versions. Make sure you're using the right version by reading this.

Connection timed out#

These are somewhat common for Basecamp 2. It might happen because you have a lot of data in your account or because Basecamp 2 is having temporary problems. You can check if there are any outages on our API Status Board, but sometimes ephemeral connection timeouts won't be shown.

The best solution here is to try and wait it out. If it's still happening consistently up to 24 hours, contact us and let us know.

access_token not found inside refresh_token response#

This means your connection to Basecamp 2 has expired. It might be because you changed your password, Basecamp 2 reset their API keys, or something else. To fix this, go to your connected accounts in your settings and re-connect Basecamp 2.

"You seem to be using Basecamp Classic ..." Error Message#

This indicates you're using the wrong version of Basecamp on Zapier. We support two versions. Make sure you're using the right version by reading this.

Cannot specify a Basecamp 2 Template#

Right now, we don't support template selection when creating a Zap, so there won't be a way to use/select one.

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