Basecamp 3 vs. Basecamp 2 vs. Basecamp Classic#

Zapier supports three different versions of Basecamp: Basecamp 3, Basecamp 2, and Basecamp Classic. Make sure you're trying to use the right version on Zapier. Use the screenshots below to help:

Basecamp 3

What Basecamp 3 Looks Like

Basecamp 2

What Basecamp 2 Looks Like

Basecamp Classic

What Basecamp Classic Looks Like

On Zapier, here are what the icons look like. Make sure when you are creating Zaps that you're using the right version.

Basecamp 3

Basecamp Icon

Basecamp 2

Basecamp Icon

Basecamp Classic

Basecamp Classic Icon

You can find the dedicated documentation for Basecamp 3 here, Basecamp 2 here, and for Basecamp Classic over here.

What Basecamp 3 Triggers and Actions are Supported?#

Supported Triggers#

  • New Comment - Triggers when a new comment is created in a basecamp.
  • New To-do List - Triggers when a new to-do list is created in a basecamp.
  • New To-do - Triggers when a new to-do is created in a basecamp.
  • New Message - Triggers when a new message is created in a basecamp.
  • New Document - Triggers when a new document is created in a folder.
  • New Activity - Triggers when any activity happens in a basecamp.
  • New Schedule Entry - Triggers when a new schedule entry is created in a basecamp.
  • New Account - Triggers when a new basecamp account is created.
  • New Upload - Triggered when a new upload is added.
  • New Project - Triggers when a new project is created.
  • New Person - Triggers when a new person is available in the account.

Supported Searches#

  • Find Project - Finds a project by name.
  • Find Person - Finds a person by name or email.
  • Find To-do List - Finds a to-do list by name.
  • Find Document - Finds a document by name.

Supported Actions#

  • Create Campfire Message - Creates a Campfire message.
  • Create Message - Creates a new message in a message board.
  • Create To-do - Creates a new to-do in a to-do list.
  • Create Comment on Message - Creates a new comment in a message.
  • Create Project from Template - Creates a new project using a template.
  • Upload File - Uploads a new file in a folder.
  • Create Project - Creates a new project.
  • Add Person to a Project - Adds or creates a new person to an existing project.
  • Create To-do List - Creates a new to-do list in a to-do set.
  • Create Schedule Entry - Creates a new schedule entry in a schedule.
  • Create Document - Creates a new document in a folder.

How to Get Started with Basecamp 3 on Zapier#

About Basecamp 3's Integration#

  • Admin/owner permissions: Requires allowing Zapier to access Basecamp
  • Paid/versioned account: Paid
  • Custom field support: No
  • Partner’s documentation: N/A

Connecting with Basecamp 3#

To get started with Basecamp 3 on Zapier, first you will need to click to connect your Basecamp 3 account to use with your Zap.

Click to connect Basecamp 3

Next, you'll be asked to enter your Basecamp 3 username. Afterwards, you will be prompted for your password.

Basecamp 3 username and password

You will then be asked to allow Zapier to access your Basecamp 3 account.

Basecamp 3 username and password

Click “Yes, I'll allow access” and if your login details were correct your Basecamp 3 account will now be successfully connected.

Basecamp 3 connection successfull

Popular Things To Do With Basecamp 3#

Common Problems with Basecamp 3 on Zapier#

Project is not showing up on the dropdown options#

Make sure the account connected to the Zap has been formally added/invited to the project: https://3.basecamp-help.com/article/72-inviting-people-to-a-project