Use API-Key values in Pipeline automation

It would be great if we could use the api-key values for our native pipedrive automation. 

I strongly belive it would open up countless opportunities to automate even more boring tasks in pipedrive.

e.g "i want to create a new contact where i dont have the first name (api first_name) but i have the last name (api lastname).  Working with german speaking customers i created a custom field "Anrede" (Salutation) for Mr. or Mrs. so i can use that fields in Email Templates. 

In that situation a workaround to ad Mr. Doe (where pipedrive would add Mr. as the firstname  and Doe as the wanted last_name)  wouldnt be acceptable as it s 1. unorganisied to have two fields with the same value and 2. uneffective to fill the same infomation in two fields.

The solution here would be to create an automation like : if lastname is empty , copie first_name value in last_name then delete first_name value.

... or just let us customise which fields appear in the "new contact" box. 

The support suggested to use Zapier for that solution but i dont want to go through the hassle of implementing Zapier for everyone in the team AND it just doesnt makes sense to me that a external tool can use the values while native pipedrive cant do it.

If i overlooked a simple solution to my problem i'd be more then thankfull to here it from you guys but i think my suggestion to use the api-key values in our pipedrive automation holds value for everyone nonetheless and i'd be thrilled to see in pipedrive.

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  • Mike van der Valk
    Mike van der Valk Posts: 4,290 PIPEDRIVE PRODUCT MANAGER
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    edited February 24 #2

    Thanks for sharing @Lukas passing it along here to @Nuno Oliveira 

    It's a cool idea. One thing I can tell you is that only a small percent of our customers goes and uses API and understands what it does so therefore something like this hasn't been our priority so far. Nonetheless, I'll make sure the team takes a look!

  • Lukas Zischewski
    Lukas Zischewski Posts: 46
    edited April 2020 #3

    Thanks for sharing @Lukas passing it along here to @Nuno Oliveira 

    It's a cool idea. One thing I can tell you is that only a small percent of our customers goes and uses API and understands what it does so therefore something like this hasn't been our priority so far. Nonetheless, I'll make sure the team takes a look!

    Thanks for the follow up @Mike van der Valk . I understand, that working with the api in its "designed" way is maybe to much addition work for many. I just thought we could make it easier for everybody using the api-key values you already implemented in the system and make it more usable to the wider userbase

  • Mike van der Valk
    Mike van der Valk Posts: 4,290 PIPEDRIVE PRODUCT MANAGER
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    edited April 2020 #4

    Thanks for sharing @Lukas passing it along here to @Nuno Oliveira 

    It's a cool idea. One thing I can tell you is that only a small percent of our customers goes and uses API and understands what it does so therefore something like this hasn't been our priority so far. Nonetheless, I'll make sure the team takes a look!

    Totally agree and we'll definitely have this available over time, we just need to check on the priority for this over some of the other planned improvements, but stay tuned ;) 

  • Lukas Zischewski
    Lukas Zischewski Posts: 46
    edited May 2021 #5

    Thanks for sharing @Lukas passing it along here to @Nuno Oliveira 

    It's a cool idea. One thing I can tell you is that only a small percent of our customers goes and uses API and understands what it does so therefore something like this hasn't been our priority so far. Nonetheless, I'll make sure the team takes a look!

    I'll take your word for it ;)

  • Mike van der Valk
    Mike van der Valk Posts: 4,290 PIPEDRIVE PRODUCT MANAGER
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    edited May 2021 #6

    Thanks for sharing @Lukas passing it along here to @Nuno Oliveira 

    It's a cool idea. One thing I can tell you is that only a small percent of our customers goes and uses API and understands what it does so therefore something like this hasn't been our priority so far. Nonetheless, I'll make sure the team takes a look!

    Damn, what did I do! haha!

  • Nuno Oliveira
    Nuno Oliveira Posts: 92 PIPEDRIVE PRODUCT MANAGER
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    edited April 29 #7

    Hi @Lukas! Thanks so much for your feedback. We are currently revamping Workflow Automation in order to make it even more useful, by supporting sequences use cases. 

    Having all native PD fields available to use with automation is also in our plans. 

    If you'd like to keep track of and test beta versions early on, join the Workflow Automation beta-testing channel.