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New or Modified Records from Airtable API

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Trigger a workflow on New or Modified Records with Airtable API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the New or Modified Records trigger
    1. Connect your Airtable account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Select a Base
    4. Select a Table
  2. Add steps to connect to 800+ APIs using code and no-code building blocks
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger


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New or Modified Records on Airtable
Description:Emit an event for each new or modified record in a table


import moment from "moment";
import axios from "axios";

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

export default {
  name: "New or Modified Records",
  key: "airtable-new-or-modified-records",
  description: "Emit an event for each new or modified record in a table",
  version: "0.1.0",
  type: "source",
  props: {
    tableId: {
      propDefinition: [
        ({ baseId }) => ({
  async run(event) {
    const {
    } = this;

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

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

    const { data } = await axios(config);

    if (!data.records.length) {
      console.log("No new or modified records.");

    const metadata = {

    let newRecords = 0, modifiedRecords = 0;
    for (const record of data.records) {
      if (!lastTimestamp || moment(record.createdTime) > moment(lastTimestamp)) {
        record.type = "new_record";
      } else {
        record.type = "record_modified";

      record.metadata = metadata;

      this.$emit(record, {
        summary: `${record.type}: ${JSON.stringify(record.fields)}`,
        id: record.id,
    console.log(`Emitted ${newRecords} new records(s) and ${modifiedRecords} modified record(s).`);

    // We keep track of the timestamp of the current invocation


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.
AirtableairtableappThis component uses the Airtable app.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
BasebaseIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
TabletableIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.


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.

Airtable uses simple token-based authentication. To generate or manage your API key, visit your account settings.

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About Airtable

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