Using a service like Zapier can offer a quick and efficient way to integrate FastField with other 3rd party software services/platforms.
This article describes how to set up a Zap to "trigger" a Lookup List update in FastField from a document residing on your Dropbox.
Before setting up your Zap, you will need to prepare your lookup list doc.
Step 1 - Add Dropbox as the Trigger App
Step 2 - Choose "New File in Folder" as the Trigger
Step 3 - Specify a Folder for Zapier to Check
This will be the folder you place your doc in.
Be sure to set "include file contents?" to yes before continuing.
Step 5 - Test your Link to Dropbox
Step 2 - Add Fastfield as the Action App
Step 6 - Choose "Update lookup List" as the Action
Step 7 - Link your Fastfield Account
Step 8 - Edit your Template
You will need to choose the list you want to update as well as the file you wish to update it with.
For the file, choose "File (Exists but not shown)" from the dropdown list.
Step 9 - Test your Zap
First Make sure that your list in dropbox is in some way different from the list that already exists in Fastfield, then send through a test and confirm the list was updated.
Step 10 - Turn on your Zap
Give your Zap a name and turn it on. Zapier will then check every 15min to see if a new file has been added to the specified folder in Dropbox and, if so, update the list in Fastfield.