Your most recent Eventbrite event is coming up soon and you are scrambling to plan it. You want to gather all the possible data from previous events and also conduct competitor research to showcase the high chances of your event being a success. For this, you’ll need a platform that focuses on managing and storing data, which also has the ability to sync with Eventbrite.
The tool you’re looking for is Airtable. The tool provides a way for companies to start and operate project workflows, store and manage data, and much more.
Today, we will demonstrate 5 quick ways to set up the syncing process of Airtable and Eventbrite to save you hours of work.
Import Eventbrite events data to Airtable with Data Fetcher and SimpleScraper
Data Fetcher is another option Airtable offers to sync many platforms with Airtable for its users with the “Plus” or higher plan. But, at the moment, Data Fetcher alone won’t help you with importing Eventbrite Events to Airtable. That’s where Simplescraper comes to the rescue. Simplescraper is a Chrome extension, designed to be the most simple and powerful web scraper you've ever used in no code.
The method will be handy if you need to gather data on different events. (More on this later)
With Simplescraper, we will scrape all the required data from Eventbrite to then import the data to Airtable with Data Fetcher.
Let’s get it started!
Scrape Eventbrite events data with Simplescraper
To scrape data from Eventbrite follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Go to the Chrome app store and download the Simplescraper extension.
Step 2: Go to the Eventbrite Events page you want to scrape. We want to scrape data on Eventbrite online events page.
Step 3: From the Google Chrome extension menu at the top right corner of the page, track Simplescraper and click on the icon and choose “Scrape the website”.
Step 4: At the top of the page a new bar will appear, where you should click on “Add a property”.
Step 5: Add and name properties to proceed. Each property presents a different type of data you want to scrape
Step 6: Select the item you want to scrape, by clicking on the screen where the element is located.
Simplescraper allows scraping URLs, image URLs, names, and dates.
Step 7: Change the CSS selector, at the button of the bar for the tool to scrape the data successfully. You can get the CSS selectors from here. On the contrary, Data Fetcher recognizes the types of data with their default CSS selectors.
We want the scrape all the names, dates and images of the online events:
Step 8: After you’re done, click “View Results”.
Step 9: Click “Save recipe” in the left sidebar and sign up for Simplescraper.
Step 10: Sign up for a free Simplescraper account.
Step 11: Enter a name for the recipe.
Step 12: Click on 'Create recipe' at the bottom of the screen.
Step 13: Click on the recipe under 'My Recipes'.
Step 14: Click on 'Run recipe' and let the recipe run.
Step 15: Go to the Eventbrite API section and copy the API.
That would be it. You can also download the CSV file and import Eventbrite events data with the CSV import app or as a CSV file as we showcased above.
Import Eventbrite events data with DataFetcher
Step 1: Install the Data fetcher app from the Airtable marketplace you can find in the right upper corner of your base
Step 2: Create a free account and start a new request
Step 3: The request screen will pop up where you could select “Custom” from the Application’s menu.
Step 4: Enter a Name for your request.
Step 5: For URL, enter the Eventbrite API URL you copied from Simplescraper.
Step 6: Select the Airtable Output Table & View you want to pull in Eventbrite Events into.
Step 7: Click 'Save & Run'.
The request will run and the Response field mapping tab will open., Select how the Eventbrite fields should be mapped to Airtable rows.
Step 8: Once you’re done with field mapping, click 'Save & Run'.
Data Fetcher will create the fields in the output table, run the request and import the data from Eventbrite to Airtable.
These were all the steps required for syncing Eventbrite with Airtable manually and for free.
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Zapier is an automation tool that allows end-users to integrate the web applications they use and automate workflows. Zapier is one of the best automation tools which will also help you sync Eventbrite with Airtable.
With Zapier you can pull data on new Eventbrite attendees and copy new Eventbrite events to Airtable.
In our example, we will create a trigger when an attendee registers for our sample event.
We've provided the most effective ways to connect Airtable to Eventbrite so you can easily import event data. Going through this process may seem fairly complicated and time-consuming, to begin with, but It will definitely save you time and effort if you follow the steps we have in the guide. Good luck!