Webhooks

Posted By: Tracy Mazelin on May 23, 2012

 

The video above is a tutorial to show how it is possible to use a web service such as Formstack to collect data on your church website and have the data go directly into Fellowship One via a webhook.  The concepts carry true for other web services that feature webhooks, such as Wufoo - another online form builder solution - or Mail Chimp, which offers email marketing and email list management.

Utilizing webhooks along with the Fellowship One API allows you to keep Fellowship One as the authoritative database of record by intelligently pushing in data - in real time - from other web services.

Watch the video and let us know in the comments section if this is something your church could use!

If you don’t have an API key yet, sign up for one here and specify that you want to create a webhook.

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Comments:
viritrilbia said: on May 25, 2012 at 01:34 PM

Can you post the mailing_list.php script that you used in the video? And, if you’ve got any example code of how you’d get and pass into Formstack the personal ID from a site login, that would be helpful too.

Thanks for posting this!

Tracy Mazelin said: on May 25, 2012 at 02:14 PM

If there is enough interest I could post a part 2 on this showing how to write the script for the webhook.  In the meantime, take a look at this on the formstack support site: http://support.formstack.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=60 - it shows how you can pre-populate a form by passing in values (such as personID).  Thanks for the feedback!

Asigurare rca said: on May 29, 2012 at 04:54 AM

very good info here

Becky Laswell said: on May 31, 2012 at 07:50 AM

This is helpful (as was your session at DC12). I’d love to see more about writing the script in part 2.

I’m brushing off my rusty php skills today with a goal of writing my first simple webhook. Thankfully, php seems about like riding a bike—it’s coming back to me. smile

beckylaswell said: on June 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM

I’ve been successfully inputed names & email addresses from a WuFoo form (which works very similar to Formstack) into our F1 staging environment via a webhook. However, there’s one additional aspect I just can’t figure out: how to add the attribute for the mailing list. I can’t seem to find much documentation about attributes via the API. Any tips?

I’m looking to implement something much like this example—letting people select a mailing list via the WuFoo form, then adding that as an Attribute in F1.

Thanks,
Becky

Tracy Mazelin said: on June 26, 2012 at 06:37 AM

Becky - your comment got lost in our spam protection for some reason.  Have a look at this: http://developer.fellowshipone.com/docs/v1/People/0/Attributes.help#create.  If you setup the Attribute in F1 first and then get the attribute id, you will be able to use the create method to write one into F1 for a given personID.

scott bothel said: on July 16, 2012 at 09:32 AM

Interested in part 2 as well!

mtmacpro said: on September 5, 2012 at 12:58 AM

I’m looking to have groups put in Custom information that is searchable.  Does anyone have a best practice?  E.g.  We’d like the groups to put in what study they are doing so we can search it.  Any thoughts?

I’d be interested to see the script too!  Specifically, what could you do in the groups realm with php?

Isaac Castillo said: on November 20, 2012 at 09:07 AM

Cool tutorial. Got it working thanks!

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