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Add or update a single record with Data Stores API on New, Modified or Deleted Records from Airtable API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Airtable trigger and Data Stores action. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Select this integration
  2. Configure the New, Modified or Deleted Records trigger
    1. Connect your Airtable account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Select a Base
    4. Select a Table
  3. Configure the Add or update a single record action
    1. Connect your Data Stores account
    2. Configure Data Store
    3. Select a Key
    4. Configure Value
  4. Deploy the workflow
  5. Send a test event to validate your setup
  6. Turn on the trigger

Details

This integration uses pre-built, open source components from Pipedream's GitHub repo. These components are developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Trigger

Description:Emits an event each time a record is added, updated, or deleted in an Airtable table. Supports tables up to 10,000 records
Version:0.1.0
Key:airtable-new-modified-or-deleted-records

Trigger Code

import moment from "moment";
import axios from "axios";
import Bottleneck from "bottleneck";

import common from "../common.mjs";

const limiter = new Bottleneck({
  minTime: 200, // 5 requets per second
});
const axiosRateLimiter = limiter.wrap(axios);

export default {
  ...common,
  name: "New, Modified or Deleted Records",
  key: "airtable-new-modified-or-deleted-records",
  version: "0.1.0",
  type: "source",
  description:
    "Emits an event each time a record is added, updated, or deleted in an Airtable table. Supports tables up to 10,000 records",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    tableId: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.airtable,
        "tableId",
        ({ baseId }) => ({
          baseId,
        }),
      ],
    },
  },
  async run(event) {
    const {
      baseId,
      tableId,
      viewId,
    } = this;

    const metadata = {
      baseId,
      tableId,
      viewId,
    };

    const config = {
      url: `https://api.airtable.com/v0/${encodeURIComponent(baseId)}/${encodeURIComponent(tableId)}`,
      params: {},
      headers: {
        Authorization: `Bearer ${this.airtable.$auth.api_key}`,
      },
    };

    const prevAllRecordIds = this.db.get("prevAllRecordIds");

    const lastTimestamp = this.db.get("lastTimestamp");
    config.params.filterByFormula = `LAST_MODIFIED_TIME() > "${lastTimestamp}"`;

    const { data } = await axios(config);

    let allRecordIds = [],
      newRecordsCount = 0,
      modifiedRecordsCount = 0,
      deletedRecordsCount = 0;

    if (data.records) {
      for (const record of data.records) {
        if (!lastTimestamp || moment(record.createdTime) > moment(lastTimestamp)) {
          record.type = "new_record";
          newRecordsCount++;
        } else {
          record.type = "record_modified";
          modifiedRecordsCount++;
        }

        record.metadata = metadata;

        this.$emit(record, {
          summary: `${record.type}: ${JSON.stringify(record.fields)}`,
          id: record.id,
        });
      }
    }

    delete config.params.filterByFormula;

    while (allRecordIds.length === 0 || config.params.offset) {
      const { data } = await axiosRateLimiter(config);
      if (!data.records.length || data.records.length === 0) return;
      allRecordIds = [
        ...allRecordIds,
        ...data.records.map((record) => record.id),
      ];
      if (data.offset) {
        config.params.offset = data.offset;
      } else {
        delete config.params.offset;
      }
    }

    if (prevAllRecordIds) {
      const deletedRecordIds = prevAllRecordIds.filter(
        (prevRecord) => !allRecordIds.includes(prevRecord),
      );
      for (const recordID of deletedRecordIds) {
        deletedRecordsCount++;
        const deletedRecordObj = {
          metadata,
          type: "record_deleted",
          id: recordID,
        };
        this.$emit(deletedRecordObj, {
          summary: "record_deleted",
          id: recordID,
        });
      }
    }

    console.log(
      `Emitted ${newRecordsCount} new records(s) and ${modifiedRecordsCount} modified record(s) and ${deletedRecordsCount} deleted records.`,
    );
    this.db.set("prevAllRecordIds", allRecordIds);

    // We keep track of the timestamp of the current invocation
    this.updateLastTimestamp(event);
  },
};

Trigger Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
AirtableairtableappThis component uses the Airtable app.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
timer$.interface.timer
BasebaseIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
TabletableIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

Trigger Authentication

Airtable uses API keys for authentication. When you connect your Airtable account, Pipedream securely stores the keys so you can easily authenticate to Airtable APIs in both code and no-code steps.

Visit your account settings, copy your API key, and enter it below. If you only need to read data from Airtable, and not modify it, you can generate a read-only API key.


get airtable api key

About Airtable

Looks like a spreadsheet, acts like a database.

Action

Description:Add or update a single record in your [Pipedream Data Store](https://pipedream.com/data-stores/).
Version:0.0.8
Key:data_stores-add-update-record

Action Code

import app from "../../data_stores.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "data_stores-add-update-record",
  name: "Add or update a single record",
  description: "Add or update a single record in your [Pipedream Data Store](https://pipedream.com/data-stores/).",
  version: "0.0.8",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    app,
    dataStore: {
      propDefinition: [
        app,
        "dataStore",
      ],
    },
    key: {
      propDefinition: [
        app,
        "key",
        ({ dataStore }) => ({
          dataStore,
        }),
      ],
      description: "Enter a key for the record you'd like to create or select an existing key to update.",
    },
    value: {
      propDefinition: [
        app,
        "value",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const {
      key,
      value,
    } = this;
    const exists = await this.dataStore.has(key);
    const parsedValue = this.app.parseValue(value);
    await this.dataStore.set(key, parsedValue);
    // eslint-disable-next-line multiline-ternary
    $.export("$summary", `Successfully ${exists ? "updated the record for" : "added a new record with the"} key, \`${key}\`.`);
    return {
      key,
      value: parsedValue,
    };
  },
};

Action Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI.

LabelPropTypeDescription
Data StoresappappThis component uses the Data Stores app.
Data StoredataStoredata_store

Select an existing Data Store or create a new one.

KeykeystringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Valuevalueany

Enter a string, object, or array.

Action Authentication

The Data Stores API does not require authentication.

About Data Stores

Use Pipedream Data Stores to manage state throughout your workflows.

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