Sometimes, either while using Custom APIs or our integration functions, you might end up with the following error -
This happens because of the hard limits we have on the platform (for good reasons ).
But don’t let this discourage you from exploring dashdash for all its potential and here’s what we can do to overcome this challenge in most cases.
Note: This tip is mainly applicable for workflows where the intent is to finally have the JSON data be written over a spreadsheet table.
- The data being handled in these cells need to be a valid JSON (most modern APIs return a response in this format and so do almost all our integration functions)
- Basic understanding of JsonPath Fundamentals
Encapsulate the main function (i.e. the GET/PUT/POSTs or the integration ones) with a
PARSE (optional, in case you only need specific objects) and then wrap that directly with one of our INSERT / UPDATE / OVERWRITE functions.
Let’s take the dev.to API as an example (from the screenshot above).
The JSON response of a single object looks like this however, let’s say we only need the
user details from each of these articles -
Given the scenario, all we’d need to do is -
- Extract only the
userdetails from all the 1000 articles using
- Directly use the
INSERT_DATAfunction to add that information on a table
Depending on your needs, you are free to use any of the other functions instead of
INSERT_DATA and also configure the destination to not have the information flow on row 3.
Drop a comment in case you need any assist with having this implemented in your spreadsheet on dashdash.
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Sourabh | No-Code Builder