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Export leads from Linkedin to Freshsales


This is a 'Workflow' template which means that it is a single standalone workflow.

Some workflow templates can be modified to work with other workflow templates - e.g. to convert a data sync between two services from uni-directional to bi-directional


The purpose of this workflow is to capture leads from a LinkedIn lead gen ad and use these to create and update contacts in Freshsales.

This workflow is fired every time a lead gen form is submitted:


To implement this workflow, you will need the following:

  • You have API credentials for LinkedIn and Freshsales

  • Have a Lead Gen Form set up and active on LinkedIn.

Getting Live

Click 'Use Template' to deploy the template in your chosen Workspace.

Then take the following steps to configure the workflow and start submitting leads for processing:

The workflow will then start the process of pulling the leads into Freshsales.

End Result

Key workflow steps

The following diagram gives a simplified breakdown of the key steps in the workflow:

Get Question details

For Each Question, an additional call is made to LinkedIn to collect information on the question and given response. This is done through a HTTP client connector and you just need to add 'auth' for LinkedIn in the auth tab as you would for the LinkedIn connector.

Handling Question types

All pre-built LinkedIn Ad questions, such as First/Last name, Company, Email, etc., are processed in the 'Predefined Questions' branch.

If you add any any custom questions in the LinkedIn Form, you can handle them in the 'Custom Questions' branch using Tray connectors similar to the first branch.


This Object Helpers step transforms the lead gen headers into a standard object with fields in the following format:

First Name --> first_name

Last Name --> last_name

Lead Source --> lead_source


For each lead we will then have a simple object which can be easily accessed by later Freshsales steps using jsonpaths such as $.steps.object-helpers-1.result.first_name:

Email validation

The lead’s email address is validated for the appropriate format:

Create / Update Contacts

A search is made for an existing contact in Freshsales using the lead’s email address as the unique identifier.

If a Freshsales contact does exist, the contact record is updated.

If a Freshsales contact does not exist, a new contact record is created.