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New Records in View from Airtable API

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

  1. Configure the New Records in View trigger
    1. Connect your Airtable account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Configure baseId
    4. Configure tableId
    5. Configure viewId
  2. Add steps to connect to + 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


This is a pre-built, open source component from Pipedream's GitHub repo. The component is 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.

New Records in View on Airtable
Description:Emit an event for each new record in a view


const moment = require("moment");
const axios = require("axios");

const common = require("../common");

module.exports = {
  name: "New Records in View",
  description: "Emit an event for each new record in a view",
  key: "airtable-new-records-in-view",
  version: "0.0.5",
  props: {
    tableId: {
      type: "$.airtable.tableId",
      baseIdProp: "baseId",
    viewId: {
      type: "$.airtable.viewId",
      tableIdProp: "tableId",
  async run() {
    const config = {
      url: `https://api.airtable.com/v0/${encodeURIComponent(this.baseId)}/${encodeURIComponent(this.tableId)}`,
      params: {
        view: this.viewId,
      headers: {
        Authorization: `Bearer ${this.airtable.$auth.api_key}`,

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

    const { data } = await axios(config);

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

    const {
    } = this;
    const metadata = {

    let maxTimestamp;
    let recordCount = 0;
    for (const record of data.records) {
      record.metadata = metadata;

      this.$emit(record, {
        ts: moment(record.createdTime).valueOf(),
        summary: JSON.stringify(record.fields),
        id: record.id,
      if (!maxTimestamp || moment(record.createdTime).valueOf() > moment(maxTimestamp).valueOf()) {
        maxTimestamp = record.createdTime;
    console.log(`Emitted ${recordCount} new records(s).`);
    this.db.set("lastTimestamp", maxTimestamp);


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.


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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