How do I create a collection via Integromat?

Sending the request

  1. Head to Integromat ↗ and hit Create a new scenario
  2. Click the plus (+) and search for "Bannerbear"
  3. Choose the Create a Collection module from the list
  4. Under Connection, select your project from the drop-down menu or Add your project API Key
  5. Enter your Template UID or disable the map toggle and choose it from the drop-down
  6. Click Add item under "Modifications" and add the necessary modifications
    Note: The name of each item should reference the layer you wish to modify. If the layer is called "image_container_1", you must reference that exact name in Integromat and include the necessary modification for that layer i.e. the Image URL in this instance. If you have layers with the same name within your template set, the API will not differentiate between them, and the same data will be sent to all similarly named layers within the set.
  7. Enter the webhook URL (see "Handling the response" below)
  8. Click OK when you're done and Run Once to test it.

Handling the response

  1. Create a new scenario with a Custom Webhook ↗
  2. Click Add to create a new webhook or select one from the drop-down menuNote: This will generate a webhook URL, which you should copy and paste into the "Webhook URL" field in the Create a Collection module mentioned in the above scenario.

    When the collection is rendered, you'll be notified via this webhook URL, triggering the process to begin / continue to the next step.
  3. If necessary, run the Create a Collection module once to help the custom webhook determine the structure of the payload it should expect. 
  4. Click OK and continue building your scenario to your preference

Alternative to Webhooks

If creating a separate scenario is a hassle, consider ditching the webhook for the Sleep tool, which allows you to delay the scenario flow long enough for the collection rendering to complete.

Note: This may cause issues if the delay is too short, causing the scenario to continue before the collection has been rendered.

  1. Add a new module and search for Tools
  2. Select the Sleep action and enter the Delay in seconds
  3. Click OK and continue building your scenario to your preference

For more helpful information, consider checking our Integromat blog articles ↗.

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