Quickstart Guide to PieSync

Let's see how you can get PieSync running!

IN THIS ARTICLE

1. Select your apps
2. Grant access
3. Configure your sync
4. Finalize your setup and start the sync

API Key is a part of an API Key and Integrations add-on, click here to learn how to get it on Marketplace »

1. Select your apps

In PieSync », click “Connections” (bar on the right), and then click the blue button “Add a New Connection”.

Add a New Connection

Select Woodpecker and your other app from the list (use the search bar to find them quickly).

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1. Start typing your desired app name until you are able to choose it.
2. Once you’ll find it simply click on its name.

2. Grant access

Generate the API key » from Woodpecker and your chosen app, and copy-paste them to PieSync. PieSync needs these keys to gain access to the apps’ databases, which will be synced for you.

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Note: This step will vary from app to app. Google Contacts, as one other example, only requires you to pass through a login/access prompt to get it running; there is no API key to copy in this case.

Add API keys to PieSync

Next click Configure the sync (…) in order to move to the settings of this connection.

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3. Configure your sync

3.1. Choose sync type

Choose if you’d like to sync the data in your apps both ways, or if you’d like to only sync it from one to the other.

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3.2. Add filters (IF) and actions (THEN)

1. Add filters to have the sync fire when specified conditions are fulfilled.

For example, select has no Deals to only sync prospects with no deals in Pipedrive.

2. Add actions to have PieSync perform additional tasks when syncing.

For example, select add Tag, and type in the tag that should be added (like "New") for the newly synced prospects in Woodpecker.


If syncing the apps both ways, you can now add filters and actions to apply when syncing from the second app to the first. Simply repeat the steps listed above.


Add filters and actions

3.3. Choose data merge preferences (Connection Settings)

When setting up two-way sync, it’s very important to decide which app wins when PieSync finds differences in data.

For example, if Woodpecker lists a phone number for a given prospect as 12345, but in your other app the phone number for that same prospect is 13324, one “version” will have to overwrite the other.

You need to decide which app will “know best” and have the correct data when such differences are detected.

Overwrite settings

For example: If Woodpecker “wins”, it will overwrite conflicting data in Pipedrive.
If Pipedrive “wins”, it will overwrite conflicting data in Woodpecker.

3.4. Add custom field mappings (optional)

Surprise: the default field mappings are already configured by PieSync. For example, Organization Name (in Pipedrive) is mapped to Company Name (in Woodpecker).

You can set up additional, custom mappings for other fields by clicking “Add field mapping” right below, and selecting the fields from both apps.

Field mappings

4. Finalize setup and start the sync

All that’s left to do is to click “Start syncing now!”

Start syncing now

That’s it, you now have database maintenance between these apps off your shoulders!

You can review and change any of the above settings at any time, by editing your sync in PieSync.

Find out more on PieSync.com »

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