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Add Contact to Automation with ActiveCampaign API

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Create a workflow to Add Contact to Automation with the ActiveCampaign API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Add Contact to Automation action
    1. Connect your ActiveCampaign account
    2. Optional- Configure automation
    3. Optional- Configure contact_id
    4. Optional- Configure contact_email
    5. Optional- Select a api_output
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger


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Add Contact to Automation on ActiveCampaign
Description:Adds an existing contact to an existing automation.


// legacy_hash_id: a_xqig4J
import { axios } from "@pipedream/platform";

export default {
  key: "activecampaign-add-contact-to-automation",
  name: "Add Contact to Automation",
  description: "Adds an existing contact to an existing automation.",
  version: "0.1.2",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    activecampaign: {
      type: "app",
      app: "activecampaign",
    automation: {
      type: "string",
      description: "List segment ID (0 for no segment).",
      optional: true,
    contact_id: {
      type: "string",
      optional: true,
    contact_email: {
      type: "string",
      optional: true,
    api_output: {
      type: "string",
      description: "Response format: `xml`, `json`, or `serialize` (default is `xml`)",
      optional: true,
      options: [
  async run({ $ }) {
  // See the API docs: https://www.activecampaign.com/api/example.php?call=automation_contact_add

    if (!this.automation || (!this.contact_id && !this.contact_email)) {
      throw new Error("Must provide automation, and one of contact_id or contact_email parameters.");

    //Prepares query string parameters object of the request
    var queryParams = {
      api_action: "automation_contact_add",
      api_key: this.activecampaign.$auth.api_key,
      api_output: this.api_output,

    //Prepares body parameters of the recrets. API endpoint not taking object, works as string.
    var data = `automation=${this.automation}&`;
    if (this.contact_id) {
      data += `contact_id=${this.contact_id}`;
    } else {
      data += `contact_email=${this.contact_email}`;

    //Sends the request against Active Campaign API
    const config = {
      method: "post",
      url: `${this.activecampaign.$auth.base_url}/admin/api.php`,
      headers: {
        "Content-Type": "application/x-www-form-urlencoded",
      params: queryParams,

    return axios($, config);


This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
ActiveCampaignactivecampaignappThis component uses the ActiveCampaign app.

List segment ID (0 for no segment).

api_outputstringSelect a value from the drop down menu:xmljsonserialize


ActiveCampaign uses API keys for authentication. When you connect your ActiveCampaign account, Pipedream securely stores the keys so you can easily authenticate to ActiveCampaign APIs in both code and no-code steps.

You can find your Base URL and API Key in your Developer Settings in your account. See the ActiveCampaign API docs for more info.

About ActiveCampaign

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