Troubleshooting Pipedrive

This troubleshooting guide is designed to help you with common questions or issues you may encounter when using Pipedrive as a data source.

For further assistance, please send an email to our Support team at or lodge a support ticket from your account:

  1. In the left-hand navigation drawer of your Ortto account, click Support.
  2. On the How can we help? page:
    1. Under Quick links, click Submit a support ticket.
    2. Populate the Submit a support ticket form and click Submit ticket when you are done.

Disconnect and delete the data source

You must disconnect and archive a data source before you can delete it.

Disconnecting a data source from Ortto will stop new data from the data source merging with the CDP.

Learn about disconnectingarchiving and deleting a data source under Managing data sources.

Data source already connected

Disconnect, archive, and delete the existing Pipedrive connection before attempting to connect again; the existing data source must be deleted.

Connect more than one Pipedrive account

Ortto can connect to more than one Pipedrive account at a time. You may wish to do so if you have 2 Pipedrive accounts, for example, with a contact named John Smith in both Pipedrive accounts. By connecting both of your Pipedrive accounts with your Ortto account, Ortto will store John Smith as 1 person (contact) in your CDP. This will help you see John Smith’s activity all in once place, as you can view John Smith’s profile and see activity from both of your Pipedrive accounts.

To connect to another Pipedrive account, log in to the Pipedrive account you wish to connect, then repeat the steps outlined in Connect from Ortto.

Pipedrive data source still displays as 'syncing' after x minutes/hours

Depending on the amount of records in your Pipedrive account the initial sync may take up to several hours in some cases.

How do I backfill Pipedrive field data?

If you select a new/additional Pipedrive field to sync to Ortto (under Data sources  Pipedrive  Pipedrive fields), the field will only be populated with data from new (future) updates.

If you wish to backfill the field data, you can select Backfill Pipedrive fields, which will populate data for the newly-added Pipedrive fields against existing contacts (people) in your CDP. You can access the backfill feature two ways:

  • On the Data sources page, by clicking the  more icon next to your Pipedrive account, then Backfill Pipedrive fields.
  • In the Pipedrive data source view, under Actions  Backfill Pipedrive fields.

For example, say you have a custom person field called "Industry" populated in your Pipedrive account but you did not set up your Pipedrive integration in Ortto to capture Industry field data. You can add the Industry field in Data sources  Pipedrive  Custom fields. Once you have done so, in the Pipedrive view, select Actions  Backfill Pipedrive fields to backfill the contact ID data for your existing contacts.


  • The Backfill Pipedrive fields feature only populates data for contact fields.
  • Backfilling Pipedrive fields will put the Pipedrive data source into a syncing status, which will turn off any journeys or playbooks (because the data source is not in a connected state). You will need to switch these campaigns back on.

How to remove people that you don’t want included in your subscription

If you have subscribers in your Pipedrive account that you no longer wish to market to or communicate with you can archive them to reduce the total amount of contacts that contribute to your monthly subscription.

The best approach to this is to create a filter to find contacts you wish to archive:

  1. Navigate to People.
  2. Select Filter.
  3. Create a filter using your Pipedrive data to find contacts you wish to archive.
  4. Once the filter is created, select all contacts and click Archive.

Archived contacts no longer count towards your subscription. Archived contacts will only be re-added if new activity occurs in Pipedrive related to those contact. This means inactive contacts will not be re-added to your account.

Limitations of Pipedrive API and webhooks

Pipedrive webhooks commonly have outages which may impact your reports, filters and automation via playbooks. These outages can also stop actions such as updating a deal from occurring. While the outages are fairly rare, we experience these outages more often than other data sources due to limitations of Pipedrive’s API. We believe as Pipedrive improves their API over time we should see a reduction in these outages but unfortunately they are beyond our control.