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Add Single Row with Google Sheets APIon New, Modified or Deleted Records from Airtable API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Airtable trigger and Google Sheets 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 Single Row action
    1. Connect your Google Sheets account
    2. Optional- Select a Drive
    3. Select a Spreadsheet
    4. Select a Sheet Name
    5. Select a Does the first row of the sheet have headers?
  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.

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

get airtable api key

About Airtable

Looks like a spreadsheet, acts like a database.

Action

Description:Add a single row of data to Google Sheets
Version:2.0.8
Key:google_sheets-add-single-row

Action Code

import googleSheets from "../../google_sheets.app.mjs";
import { ConfigurationError } from "@pipedream/platform";

export default {
  key: "google_sheets-add-single-row",
  name: "Add Single Row",
  description: "Add a single row of data to Google Sheets",
  version: "2.0.8",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    googleSheets,
    drive: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "watchedDrive",
      ],
    },
    sheetId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "sheetID",
        (c) => ({
          driveId: googleSheets.methods.getDriveId(c.drive),
        }),
      ],
      description: "",
      withLabel: true,
    },
    sheetName: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "sheetName",
        (c) => ({
          sheetId: c.sheetId?.value || c.sheetId,
        }),
      ],
      description: "",
    },
    hasHeaders: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Does the first row of the sheet have headers?",
      description: "If the first row of your document has headers we'll retrieve them to make it easy to enter the value for each column.",
      options: [
        "Yes",
        "No",
      ],
      reloadProps: true,
    },
  },
  async additionalProps() {
    const sheetId = this.sheetId?.value || this.sheetId;
    const props = {};
    if (this.hasHeaders === "Yes") {
      const { values } = await this.googleSheets.getSpreadsheetValues(sheetId, `${this.sheetName}!1:1`);
      if (!values[0]?.length) {
        throw new ConfigurationError("Cound not find a header row. Please either add headers and click \"Refresh fields\" or adjust the action configuration to continue.");
      }
      for (let i = 0; i < values[0]?.length; i++) {
        props[`col_${i.toString().padStart(4, "0")}`] = {
          type: "string",
          label: values[0][i],
          optional: true,
        };
      }
    } else if (this.hasHeaders === "No") {
      props.myColumnData = {
        type: "string[]",
        label: "Values",
        description: "Provide a value for each cell of the row. Google Sheets accepts strings, numbers and boolean values for each cell. To set a cell to an empty value, pass an empty string.",
      };
    }
    return props;
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const sheetId = this.sheetId?.value || this.sheetId;
    let cells;
    if (this.hasHeaders === "Yes") {
      // TODO: If we could create a variable using this.allColumns in additionalProps, we dont need
      // to call getSpreadsheetValues here again.
      const { values: rows } = await this.googleSheets.getSpreadsheetValues(sheetId, `${this.sheetName}!1:1`);
      const [
        headers,
      ] = rows;
      cells = headers
        .map((_, i) => `col_${i.toString().padStart(4, "0")}`)
        .map((column) => this[column] ?? "");
    } else {
      cells = this.googleSheets.sanitizedArray(this.myColumnData);
    }

    // validate input
    if (!cells || !cells.length) {
      throw new Error("Please enter an array of elements in `Cells / Column Values`.");
    } else if (!Array.isArray(cells)) {
      throw new Error("Cell / Column data is not an array. Please enter an array of elements in `Cells / Column Values`.");
    } else if (Array.isArray(cells[0])) {
      throw new Error("Cell / Column data is a multi-dimensional array. A one-dimensional is expected. If you're trying to send multiple rows to Google Sheets, search for the action to add multiple rows to Sheets.");
    }

    const {
      arr,
      convertedIndexes,
    } = this.googleSheets.arrayValuesToString(cells);

    const data = await this.googleSheets.addRowsToSheet({
      spreadsheetId: sheetId,
      range: this.sheetName,
      rows: [
        arr,
      ],
    });

    let summary = `Added 1 row to [${this.sheetId?.label || this.sheetId} (${data.updatedRange})](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/${sheetId}).`;
    if (convertedIndexes.length > 0) {
      summary += " We detected something other than a string/number/boolean in at least one of the fields and automatically converted it to a string.";
    }
    $.export("$summary", summary);

    return data;
  },
};

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
Google SheetsgoogleSheetsappThis component uses the Google Sheets app.
DrivedrivestringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
SpreadsheetsheetIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Sheet NamesheetNamestringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Does the first row of the sheet have headers?hasHeadersstringSelect a value from the drop down menu:YesNo

Action Authentication

Google Sheets uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Google Sheets account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Google Sheets and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Google Sheets API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:

emailprofilehttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive

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