Zapier helps MURAL members automate workflows between MURAL and third-party applications. For instance, you can use the integration to automatically import information from Google Forms into sticky notes on your mural!

Note: If you want to see what else MURAL and Zapier can do together, check out Zapier’s MURAL integration page.


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Prerequisites

To use this integration, you’ll need an account with:


How the integration works

Zapier lets you create automated workflows without the need for any coding. Zapier’s automations are called Zaps, which you can set up manually or from a pre-built Zap. Each Zap has one app that triggers the workflow and an app where the action takes place.

In the case of the Google Forms and MURAL automation, Google Forms will be the app that triggers the Zap. MURAL will be the app with an action, where the data from Google Forms gets sent automatically. So, you’ll set up a Zap that takes input from Google Forms and turns it into output (via sticky notes) in MURAL.

Note: MURAL reviews all integrations built by partners, but for additional support please reach out directly to Zapier.


Create a Zap and use the integration

MURAL’s integration with Zapier is already available to everyone with a MURAL and Zapier account. To create an automation specifically between Google Forms and MURAL, you’ll make a new Zap with a Trigger and an Action.

To create a Zap:

  1. Click the Create Zap button.

  2. Select Google Forms as the App Event.

  3. Select your Trigger Event.

    1. New Response in Spreadsheet - Triggered when a new response row is added to the bottom of a spreadsheet.

    2. New or Updated Response in Spreadsheet - Triggered when a response row is added or modified in a spreadsheet.

  4. Click the Continue button.

  5. Choose your Google Forms account.

    If you haven't connected to Google Forms through Zapier yet, complete the prompted steps to give Zapier access to your Google account.

  6. Click the Continue button.

Set up the Google Forms Trigger in Zapier

Now that you have your fresh, new Zap, you'll specify the fields for what will trigger the Zap.

To set up and test a Trigger:

  1. In your new Zap, select the Spreadsheet and Worksheet you want to export submissions from.

  2. Select the Trigger Column. Or, select any_column if you want changes to any column to trigger the action.

  3. Click the Continue button.

  4. Click the Test Trigger button.

  5. Click the Continue button.

When you test the Trigger, Zapier finds a recent response in your Google Forms account to confirm that the right account is connected and that your Trigger behaves as expected. After a successful test, you’ll move on to create an Action.

Set up the MURAL Action in Zapier

Now for the really fun part. After creating a Zap and setting up your Trigger, the next step is to create and test an Action. This is where you kindly ask Zap to make sticky notes in your mural directly from Google Forms entries.

To set up and test the MURAL Action:

  1. Select MURAL as the App Event.

  2. Select Create Sticky as the Action Event.

  3. Click the Continue button.

  4. Select your MURAL account.

    If you haven't connected to MURAL through Zapier yet, complete the prompted steps to give Zapier access to your MURAL account.

  5. Click the Continue button.

  6. Select the Workspace, Room, and Mural where you want the sticky notes added. You can also specify an Area in your mural or the Color, Shape, and position you want for your sticky notes.

  7. Click the Text field and select the information you want added to each sticky note. You can also add your own text for how you want this information referred to.

  8. Click the Continue button.

  9. Click the Test & Review or Test & Continue button.

Zapier will let you know that your test was successful. Go check out your mural, and you should see the test sticky note sent directly from your new Zap!

If you don’t love the layout of your test sticky note, go back and update the Text field of your Zap’s MURAL Action. You can add spaces, custom text, or have the information show up as new lines of text in the sticky.

Note: To officially start using your Zap, you must click the Turn on Zap button. From there, you can choose to have Zapier transfer existing data from the Google Form or to start the integration from this point forward.

If you ever want to change this Google Forms to MURAL Zap, just go to your Zapier dashboard and make your updates.

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