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Add or update a single record with Data Stores API on New or Modified Records in View 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 or Modified Records in View trigger
    1. Connect your Airtable account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Select a Base
    4. Select a Table
    5. Select a View
  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:Emit an event for each new or modified record in a view
Version:0.1.1
Key:airtable-new-or-modified-records-in-view

Airtable Overview

Using the Airtable API, you can build applications that can:

  • Create and manage databases
  • Add, update, and delete records
  • Search for records
  • Sort and filter records
  • Display records in a variety of ways
  • Import and export data

Trigger Code

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

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

export default {
  ...common,
  name: "New or Modified Records in View",
  description: "Emit an event for each new or modified record in a view",
  key: "airtable-new-or-modified-records-in-view",
  version: "0.1.1",
  type: "source",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    tableId: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.airtable,
        "tableId",
        ({ baseId }) => ({
          baseId,
        }),
      ],
    },
    viewId: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.airtable,
        "viewId",
        ({
          baseId, tableId,
        }) => ({
          baseId,
          tableId,
        }),
      ],
    },
  },
  async run(event) {
    const {
      baseId,
      tableId,
      viewId,
    } = this;

    const config = {
      url: `https://api.airtable.com/v0/${encodeURIComponent(baseId)}/${encodeURIComponent(tableId)}`,
      params: {
        view: viewId,
      },
      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.");
      return;
    }

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

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

      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.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.
ViewviewIdstringSelect 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

Data Stores Overview

With the Data Stores API, you can build applications that:

  • Store data for later retrieval
  • Retrieve data from a store
  • Update data in a store
  • Delete data from a store

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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