Get your Zapier platform CLI up and running in just 5 minutes!

Zapier is like a conductor for your apps, making them play in harmony. With the platform CLI, you can make some magic happen and build your own symphony of integrations. It’s like waving a wand and watching your workflows dance to the beat of your commands. All powered by a little bit of code and a whole lot of imagination. Let’s get this party started! πŸš€

In this article, we will dive into spinning up a Zapier app with the platform CLI. Zapier is a tool for automating workflows with a massive ecosystem of over 6,000 apps. Building an official integration for Zapier will enable all sorts of workflows for your end users, especially if you are a leader or owner of a software company, a SAS company, or one that serves other businesses and professionals. With Zapier, there are two different approaches you can use for building a Zapier app: the platform UI and the platform CLI. In this article, we will focus on the platform CLI.

πŸ“¦ System Requirements

Before diving into the platform CLI, you need to make sure that your system meets the requirements. As of right now, to use Zapier’s platform CLI, you need to be on node version 18. If you don’t have node version 18, you will need to download it first.

πŸ› οΈ Basic Setup

To use Zapier CLI, you need to install it first. Use the following command to install it:

npm install

Next, you need to log in. If this is your first time, use the following command:

zapier login

If you use Google log sign-on or any single sign-on to get into Zapier, use the following command:

zapier login SSO

Then, generate a deploy key. The next step is to create a new app using the following command:

zapier init <app-name>

Choose a project template, and it will create the folder for you. There are various project templates based on the type of authentication you will use. Choose the minimal template to start with. Once you have chosen the template, it will create all of the files for you.

πŸ“ Folder Structure

The folder structure of your Zapier app will consist of example tests, module exports, triggers, searches, and resources. The minimal template is pretty Spartan at this point because there’s not much going on here. In a future video, we’ll go end-to-end with building a full Zapier app.

πŸ“ Conclusion

In conclusion, with Zapier’s platform CLI, you can create integrations for Zapier using a command-line interface. It is a powerful tool for those who feel more comfortable with coding or want to build apps in their general engineering workflows. Follow the steps outlined in this article to set up Zapier’s platform CLI in just 5 minutes.

πŸ—’οΈ Key Takeaways

  • Zapier’s platform CLI is a powerful tool for automating workflows.
  • You can use two different approaches to build a Zapier app: the platform UI and the platform CLI.
  • Before using the platform CLI, make sure your system meets the requirements.
  • To use the platform CLI, you need to install it first and then log in.
  • Choose a project template, and it will create all of the files for you.
  • The folder structure of your Zapier app will consist of example tests, module exports, triggers, searches, and resources.

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