Pick from a list of items in Zaps

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The pick from a list transformationin Formatter allows you to pick a specific value from an input list.


If you receive a comma-separated list from your survey that contains everyone’s top 5 vegetables but you only want to track everyone’s number one you can use the pick from a list transform to help.

Before you can add Formatter to a Zap, you’ll first need to set up a trigger. Once you've done that, follow these instructions.

1. Add a Formatter step to your Zap

  • Add a new step to your Zap
  • Select Formatter as the app
  • Select Utilities for the action event
  • Select Continue

2. Customize your transformation

  • Select Pick from a list as the transform
  • Select an operation from the dropdown, this tells us which value to choose from the list. You can specify the first item, last item, or a random item. Or you can use a custom value to pick an item at any other position.
  • In the Input field, select the field that contains a list you want to pick from, or enter a list of values
  • Optionally enter a default value you want to use if no value can be found
  • Select Continue

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3. Test your transformation

Select Send test to Formatter to test your transformation. If your transformation was successful you’ll see either the value provided by your trigger or the default value if the input field is blank.

Once you’ve set your pick from a list step you’re ready to continue setting up the rest of your Zap.

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