Use Search for Item(s) to collect Podio Items from another App for later use in Actions.
NOTE: This function is best used on a Podio Calculation Field or a single line Text Field. If using a Phone field or Email field, you will first need to parse out the number. See our Examples for more help.
The Search For Item(s) action has the following required options:
The Search operation has 2 steps before returning results to the flow:
Note: All field data, comments and files are returned for each found item. If you are receiving a trunicating error or you run out of memory, it is because your App is too large and can not return all the data to GlobiFlow. You will want to better define your search criteria to collect less items.
For example, this feature can help to find duplicate entries in an App
Add the Search for Item(s) action. Select the Podio App and the Field to search. For the sake of this example, we chose our trigger App called "New Prospects" and the Text Field called "Company Name". We are searching for Items that contain the same "Company Name" (title) as the new Item.
Note: Be sure to check the "Ignore Self" box if searching the same App
If the current item "Title" is equal to the search item "Title"
AND If the current item "Podio Item ID" is not equal to the search item "Podio Item ID"
Note: There is a 250 item limitation for Relationship fields. If you are searching for items in another App using a Relationship field, this will max out at 250.
Are you having problems with finding items in your search? Test the search in Podio to see if Podio is finding items based on your search criteria. More about using the Podio Search feature can be found here: Podio Help