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Add or update multiple records with Data Stores API on New or Modified Records from Airtable API

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New or Modified Records from the 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 trigger
    1. Connect your Airtable account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Select a Base
    4. Select a Table
  3. Configure the Add or update multiple records action
    1. Connect your Data Stores account
    2. Configure Data Store
    3. Configure Data
  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 table
Version:0.1.0
Key:airtable-new-or-modified-records

Trigger Code

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

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

export default {
  ...common,
  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: {
    ...common.props,
    tableId: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.airtable,
        "tableId",
        ({ baseId }) => ({
          baseId,
        }),
      ],
    },
  },
  async run(event) {
    const {
      baseId,
      tableId,
      viewId,
    } = 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.");
      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.

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

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Action

Description:Add or update multiple records to your [Pipedream Data Store](https://pipedream.com/data-stores/).
Version:0.0.5
Key:data_stores-add-update-multiple-records

Action Code

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

export default {
  key: "data_stores-add-update-multiple-records",
  name: "Add or update multiple records",
  description: "Add or update multiple records to your [Pipedream Data Store](https://pipedream.com/data-stores/).",
  version: "0.0.5",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    app,
    dataStore: {
      propDefinition: [
        app,
        "dataStore",
      ],
    },
    data: {
      label: "Data",
      type: "object",
      description: "Enter data you'd like to add as key-value pairs, or reference an object from a previous step using a custom expression (e.g., `{{steps.data.$return_value}}`). Note that any keys that are duplicated will get overwritten with the last value entered (so `[{jerry: \"constanza\", jerry: \"seinfeld\"}]` will get stored as `[{jerry: \"seinfeld\"}]`).",
    },
  },
  methods: {
    /**
     * Tries to convert a string to a JSON object or a primitive value.
     * @param {any} value Value to be converted
     * @returns The converted value
     */
    convertString(value) {
      // If type is already primitive non string, return it
      const primitives = [
        "boolean",
        "number",
      ];
      if (primitives.includes(typeof value)) {
        return value;
      }

      // Tries to convert string to possible other primitive types
      if (typeof value === "string") {
        // Convert boolean
        if (value.toLowerCase() === "true") {
          return true;
        }
        if (value.toLowerCase() === "false") {
          return false;
        }

        // Convert number
        if (!isNaN(value)) {
          return parseFloat(value);
        }
      }

      return this.app.evaluate(value);
    },
    /**
     * Add all the key-value pairs in the map object to be used in the data store
     * @param {*} data Data to be parsed
     * @param {Map} map Hashmap to be updated
     */
    populateHashMapOfData(data, map) {
      if (!Array.isArray(data) && typeof(data) === "object") {
        Object.keys(data).forEach((key) => map[key] = this.convertString(data[key]));
        return;
      }

      if (Array.isArray(data)) {
        for (const item of data) {
          this.populateHashMapOfData(item, map);
        }
      }
    },
    getHashMapOfData(data) {
      const map = {};
      this.populateHashMapOfData(data, map);
      return map;
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    if (typeof this.data === "string") {
      this.data = this.app.evaluate(this.data);
    }
    const map = this.getHashMapOfData(this.data);
    const keys = Object.keys(map);
    const promises = Object.keys(map).map((key) => this.dataStore.set(key, map[key]));
    await Promise.all(promises);
    if (keys.length === 0) {
      $.export("$summary", "No data was added to the data store.");
    } else {
      // eslint-disable-next-line multiline-ternary
      $.export("$summary", `Successfully added or updated ${keys.length} record${keys.length === 1 ? "" : "s"}`);
    }
    return map;
  },
};

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.

Datadataobject

Enter data you'd like to add as key-value pairs, or reference an object from a previous step using a custom expression (e.g., {{steps.data.$return_value}}). Note that any keys that are duplicated will get overwritten with the last value entered (so [{jerry: "constanza", jerry: "seinfeld"}] will get stored as [{jerry: "seinfeld"}]).

Action Authentication

The Data Stores API does not require authentication.

About Data Stores

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