Airtable Trigger

Updated 1 month ago by Karan

Introduction

Byteline provides an easy-to-integrate Airtable Trigger node to trigger a flow based on Airtable data changes. A simple and user-friendly interface allows you to easily build a custom flow that gets executed on Airtable data updates.

How it Works

Once you configure the Airtable Trigger node, it will autonomously trigger the flow for the records created and updated in the Airtable.

Configure Airtable API Key

Before you start using the Airtable Trigger node, you will need to configure the API key to access your Airtable account from Byteline.

Click on the Connection from the navigation bar on the top of the Byteline design flow console, and then select Airtable from the left panel. You will see the below screen.

How to Get the Airtable API Key

You will get the API key from Airtable and then save it on the above Byteline screen using the following steps.

Steps:

  1. Login to Airtable.
  2. Navigate to your account page by clicking on the user icon at the top-right, and then select Account.
  3. Click the Generate API Key button as shown below. Now copy the API key and paste it on the Byteline console.

To initiate a flow, please check the documentation on How to create your first flow design.

Configure

Step 1: Enter the flow name in the name field and click on the Airtable Trigger node in the select node window to initiate a flow.

Step 2: Click on the edit button to configure the Airtable Trigger node.

Base Id

Step 1: By clicking on the Here button as shown below, you will be redirected to your Airtable Account where you can get your Airtable Base ID.

Step 2: Select your base from the Airtable API to view your API documentation. This will allow you to fetch your Airtable Base ID.

Step 3: Copy the base id as shown in the snippet below. In this case, the base id isappfHBMTMuJi4HDQ3

Step 4: Paste the copied string in the base Id field of the configuration window.

Table

Step 7: Go to the base in your Airtable and check the required table name mentioned.

Step 8: Enter the table name in the table name field of the configuration window.

View (Optional)

Only the data matching the view shall be returned if the Airtable view is specified. If it's not specified, then all the data from the table is returned.

Step 9: You can find the View name in the top-left corner of the console of your Airtable base table.

Step 10: Enter the view name in the view field of the Airtable configuration window.

Poll Period

Step 11: Select the poll period from the drop-down to trigger the flow in a regular time period. Choose the poll period according to the frequency of data changes in your Airtable.

Trigger Type

There are two types of triggers:

1. Create - The flow is triggered whenever a new record is created in the Airtable.

2. Create and Update - The flow is triggered whenever a new record is created or an existing record is updated.

Step 12: Select the trigger type from the drop-down.

Step 13: Click on the save button to save the node configuration.

The green indicator shows that the Airtable Trigger node is successfully configured.

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