This seems to be a very logical workflow. When a deal is deleted, you no longer need the associated activity.
Is there a way to delete the activity of a deleted deal? (Without using Zapier)
You can do this with the features available in Pipedrive Automation theoretically but not sure if it will actually work.
However, there is a tested way to make this work using Integromat.
as far as I know deleting scheduled activities (in the future) for deals that are LOST or DELETED automatically does not work yet. It s an often requested feature and I hope PD is working on it already.
Amit Sarda said:You can do this with the features available in Pipedrive Automation theoretically but not sure if it will actually work.However, there is a tested way to make this work using Integromat.
What is the theoretical solution using PipeDrive automation only? I have it currently functioning with Zapier, but I want to move away from 3rd party integrations.
Markus Funk said:Hi Rock,as far as I know deleting scheduled activities (in the future) for deals that are LOST or DELETED automatically does not work yet. It s an often requested feature and I hope PD is working on it already. Markus
Not just future activities, it could have a due date in the past or even today.
In my case, the activity would normally be due the same day when I mark it as lost. I want the automation to delete any and all associated activities (past due, due today, or due in the future).
Thanks for any advice or ideas you come up with 😀
Create a filter showing all activities associated with lost/deleted deals.
Use this filter in automation to trigger deleting of activities.
Hello @Amit Sarda thanks for the response. I would like to understand your suggestion better.
Step One: When creating the trigger the only options are Activity Created, Updated, or Deleted.
Step Two: I set my conditions from the dropdown using the "Filter" equal to an activity filter.
Step Three: The Action. Select the option "Delete Activity".
HERE ARE MY QUESTIONS:
That is why I said it should work 'theoretically'.
So in your suggestion, there would need to be an Activity Field changed... which triggers the "Activity Updated"?
Just want to understand your idea. Thanks! 😀
Seeing that this theoretical solution doesn't work, I can't think of another solution that doesn't use Zapier or Integromat.
Amit thanks for your response! It seems there's just a limitation inside of PipeDrive unfortunately.
Interesting to see the option I need right there but greyed out. I wish PipeDrive would work on the fundamentals before trying to add so many bells & whistles.
@Nuno Oliveira I know you are also very intelligent 😀 do you have any other solutions not mentioned above? Thanks!
Hi @Rock Stevens, unfortunately this is not possible to achieve with Workflow Automation at the moment, since it is not possible to define bulk actions. Added to our improvements backlog.
Thank you @Nuno Oliveira. I appreciate your input. Have a great day 😁
How is this a capability yet? One would think that would be the first time-consuming task that the automation features in PipeDrive would address, practical items that sales would need to do.
With being able to do this easily, any other automation we set up to get reminders or follow-ups on 'To Do' tasks is adversely affected by any deals marked as lost.
Is this on a roadmap somewhere and soon?
I'm finding the limitations of the Automations options to be massive, hoping this improves.
It is possible using Make/Integromat.
Thank you for that suggestion, I saw it posted multiple times on this thread and looked at it. However unless Make/Integromat is free to use and inside Pipedrive, I won't be using it. I don't see why we need to be using external software with additional costs for such basic automation that should be native in Pipedrive. Pipedrive is meant to save time and enable sales. So a sales centric approcach to features would be helpful and not rely on bandaid solutions from third party appts to fill basic gaps in functionality. When will this be added to the roadmap Pipedrive?
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