Adding a Filter

Filters can be created in Pipedrive for Deals, Persons, Organizations, Activities, and Products. To get more acquainted with how the filters work, try creating a filter in the Pipedrive web app, then make first a request to GET /filters to get the ID of the filter, and then a request to GET /filters/{id} to see how the chosen filter's conditions are defined.

To add a new filter, use the POST /filters endpoint and ensure you give values to the following parameters:

Parameter

Explanation/possible values

name

Filter's name displayed in the Pipedrive's UI

conditions

The condition parameter defines the filter's structure. conditions should be added in a JSON format. See how to add conditions.

type

Specifies the entity where the filter will be applied. One of the following:

  • deals
  • leads
  • org
  • people
  • products
  • activity


How to add a condition


conditions must be added as a JSON object. The main conditions object always starts out with a glue parameter which has the value and - this is considered the first-level conditioning group.

Inside the first-level conditioning group, there are two nested second-level conditions objects with which you will need to define again the glue parameters. In second-level conditioning groups, the values for glue can be and and or (both used only once).

Each filter can have a maximum of 16 conditions.

This is how conditions would look like for a filter for seeing all Organizations whose locality contains "Tallinn" and where Organization's name contains "Pipe".

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When you copy this JSON, be sure to remove all comments. Otherwise, the structure won't pass the JSON validation.

{ 
   "glue":"and",
   "conditions":[//first level conditioning group
      { 
         "glue":"and",
         "conditions": [//second level conditioning group
            {
                "object": "organization",
                "field_id": "4020",
                "operator": "LIKE '%$%'",
                "value": "Tallinn",
                "extra_value": "locality"
            }
         ]
      },
      { 
         "glue":"or",
         "conditions": [//second level conditioning group
            {
                "object": "organization",
                "field_id": "4002",
                "operator": "LIKE '%$%'",
                "value": "Pipe",
                "extra_value": null
            }
         ]
      }
   ]
}

Inside the second level conditioning groups, you must specify the values for "object", "field_id","operator", "value", "extra_value".

  • "object" is the entity whose fields will be used in the filter (e.g. Organization).
  • "field_id" - to find the needed field's ID, make a request to the specific entity's fields endpoint (e.g. OrganizationFields).
  • "operator" - to understand which operator to use for a certain field you can make a request to GET /filters/helpers endpoint which shows available operators for a certain field. E.g. name field's field_type is varchar, so these are the possible "operator" values for this type of a field:
"varchar": {
    "=": "is",
    "!=": "is not",
    "IS NULL": "is empty",
    "IS NOT NULL": "is not empty",
    "LIKE '%$%'": "contains",
    "LIKE '$%'": "starts with",
    "NOT LIKE '$%'": "does not start with",
}
  • "value" - is the value of specified filter field (e.g. "Tallinn").
  • "extra_value" - is the key of specific field type's subfield (e.g when creating a filter condition by “address” type of a field, the “extra_value” could be “locality” and the “value” would be the value of the desired filter condition e.g. "Tallinn"). You can also see the possible "extra_value"'s by using the GET /filters/helpers endpoint.
"address_field_components": {
    "subpremise": "Apartment/suite no",
    "street_number": "House number",
    "route": "Street/road name",
    "sublocality": "District/sublocality",
    "locality": "City/town/village/locality",
    "admin_area_level_1": "State/county",
    "admin_area_level_2": "Region",
    "country": "Country",
    "postal_code": "ZIP/Postal code",
    "formatted_address": "Full/combined address"
}


Full code example


You can use this JSON example to add a new filter. For this request the content_type needs to be application/json. Don't forget to authenticate your request and add your own values to the JSON structure.

const pipedrive = require('pipedrive');
const defaultClient = pipedrive.ApiClient.instance;

// Configure authorization by settings api key
// PIPEDRIVE_API_KEY is an environment variable that holds real api key
defaultClient.authentications.api_key.apiKey = process.env.PIPEDRIVE_API_KEY;

async function addFilter() {
    try {
        console.log('Sending request...');

        const api = new pipedrive.FiltersApi();
        const conditions = {
            glue: 'and',
            conditions: [
                {
                    glue: 'and',
                    conditions: [
                        {
                            object: 'deal',
                            field_id: 12456,
                            operator: '>',
                            value: 1000,
                            extra_value: null
                        }
                    ]
                },
                {
                    glue: 'or',
                    conditions: [
                        {
                            object: 'deal',
                            field_id: 12464,
                            operator: '=',
                            value: 'won',
                            extra_value: null
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        }
        const data = {
            name: 'Api Filter',
            conditions,
            type: 'deals' // deals, org, people, products, activity
        }
        const response = await api.addFilter(data);

        console.log('Filter was added successfully!', response);
    } catch (err) {
        const errorToLog = err.context?.body || err;

        console.log('Adding failed', errorToLog);
    }
}

addFilter();
{
    "name": "",
    "type": "",
    "conditions": {
        "glue": "and",
        "conditions": [{
                "glue": "and",
                "conditions": [{
                    "object": "",
                    "field_id": "",
                    "operator": "",
                    "value": "",
                    "extra_value": ""
                }]
            },
            {
                "glue": "or",
                "conditions": [{
                    "object": "",
                    "field_id": "",
                    "operator": "",
                    "value": "",
                    "extra_value": ""
                }]
            }
        ]
    }
}


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