When a new payment comes, search in a sheet, if it exists in the sheet, update it

I created a payment automation in Make. when a new payment comes in it has to search in a sheet, if it exists in the sheet, it should update the row and also notify slack that a payment has been made. In the process of updates, it populated over 2000+. What may likely be the cause of this?

I want to know why that contact populated more than a thousand times in the sheet and also in Slack.

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Every result (item/record) from a search module will output a bundle. To “combine” them into a single structure, you’ll need to use an aggregator of some sort.

Aggregators are modules that accumulate multiple bundles into one single bundle. An example of a commonly-used aggregator module is the Array aggregator module.

If you don’t use an aggregator, you can potentially run into thousands of result bundles, causing all the subsequent modules to run that many times each, unless you set up additional filters to only allow the bundles you want through.

If you need more help with your scenario,


Please share screenshots of the module fields and filters in question? It would really help other community members to see what you’re looking at.

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@samliew thank you for this update, a quick question do you know the reason why this is happening?