How to fetch tasks from Pipedrive using Python
Pipedrive is a comprehensive customer relationship management (CRM) platform that lets you track interactions with potential clients, organize contacts, dissect sales data for business strategy optimization, and more.
The platform collects various types of data that can be valuable to your product, and its tasks are no exception. You can post tasks to your business communications platform (e.g. Slack) to make them more visible; sync them with your ticketing tool when there’s issues at an account and additional stakeholders need to be looped in—and much more.
To help facilitate these use cases, we’ll walk you through the process of collecting a list of tasks from Pipedrive by connecting to its API.
To access data from the Pipedrive API, authentication is required. This is performed using an API token which can be found in the Pipedrive web app settings.
Once you have your API token, it needs to be included in every API request you make to Pipedrive. The token is added to the request headers as the value of the 'Authorization' key.
How to retrieve tasks from Pipedrive
The script below first defines the base URL for the Pipedrive API, using the provided domain and API key. It then sets up the query parameters for the request, including the type of activity (task), the number of items to request (limit), and the starting point for the request (start). The script then enters a loop, where it sends a GET request to the Pipedrive API and processes the response.
The response is parsed as JSON, and the tasks are extracted from the 'data' field of the response. The script prints out each task, and the loop continues as long as there are more items in the collection, as indicated by the 'more_items_in_collection' field in the 'additional_data'->'pagination' path of the response. For each iteration of the loop, the 'start' parameter is incremented by the 'limit' to fetch the next batch of tasks.
Here’s a potential response from this API endpoint:
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