Build Webhook-based Custom Integrations

Erstellt von Igor Galic, Geändert am Fri, 29 Jul 2022 um 12:33 PM von Vincent P

First make sure the integrated platform supports webhooks integration
(google search "[integration title] webhooks", most often this will be sufficient if you go through the first 3 search results) AND webhooks is not a paid add-on





make sure the integrated platform has free of charge sign-up/trial option (unless, of course, you'd be willing to acquire Webhooks integration feature additionally)



Step 1

Go to "Custom Integrations" section from the toolbar on the left side




Step 2

+ Add custom integration



Step 3

Fill in: 

  • Name of the custom integration: the title of the integrated system AS IS 

  • Description: primary uses of the platform for e-commerce (see existing descriptions in grey font for examples)

  • Visibility: make sure to ONLY set this to Public once you're confident it's up and running since all SyncSpider users will be able to view and use the integration 

  • Integration type: External API 

  • Integration picture: search your preferred browser for images of a square-shaped logo of the platform using keywords "[integration title] logo"




Example based on CognitoForms:




Step 4

Proceed by clicking "Configure"




Step 5

Go to "Connection Config" and select "Webhook" in the dropdown list for Connection Type. Click "Done"




Step 6

Go to "Add Data Type". Input "WebHook" and click Done





Step 7

Now you'll have a rectangle appear underneath the initial 3 buttons with the name of the Data Type you entered (WebHook in our case) and options to activate, edit or delete. NEITHER of those should be selected at this point, instead click the name of the added data type (the spot with the text itself).




Step 8

You will be prompted to select a direction of the data flow (Import to SyncSpider pre-selected). Select the required option and click "Save&Next". You will now see that data type as activated.





Step 9

(optional) If you'd like to setup multiple possible activities operating with one Data Type, please use our Workflow feature by accessing the according section and adding a Workflow for selected Data Type.





Step 10

Change the Integration Status to active by clicking the switch and click "Done"




Step 11

Go to Integrations section and find your newly created integration.



Step 12

Click on the integration and fill in the Name and Description.




Step 13

Copy the Webhook URL and check the box for "Capture Webhook Response"



Step 14

Proceed to the integration platform and find where to put the Webhook URL and what will trigger a response.



Step 15

Once the response is successfully triggered you will see JSON data appear in your SyncSpider integration pop-up window. Now Finish/Save your integration.





NOTE: Most often you will find the instructions on where to input the Webhook URL in the help/support section of the platform's website. It is important to read attentively which action will trigger the response since it is crucial for the integration setup. Make sure you can replicate the required action. In most cases, response will need to be captured separately for every action and data type combination intended to be setup and used.


Proceed to this article to see whether the fields of your integration will be indicated under clear comprehensible titles and change those if needed.

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