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[Data] Convert JSON to String with Formatting API on New Records from Airtable API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Airtable trigger and Formatting 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 Records trigger
    1. Connect your Airtable account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Select a Base
    4. Select a Table
  3. Configure the [Data] Convert JSON to String action
    1. Connect your Formatting account
    2. Configure Input
  4. Deploy the workflow
  5. Send a test event to validate your setup
  6. Turn on the trigger

Details

This integration uses pre-built, source-available 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 record in a table
Version:0.2.0
Key:airtable-new-records

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 "@pipedream/platform";

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

export default {
  ...common,
  name: "New Records",
  description: "Emit an event for each new record in a table",
  key: "airtable-new-records",
  version: "0.2.0",
  type: "source",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    tableId: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.airtable,
        "tableId",
        ({ baseId }) => ({
          baseId,
        }),
      ],
    },
  },
  async run() {
    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 = `CREATED_TIME() > "${lastTimestamp}"`;

    const data = await axios(this, config);

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

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

    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;
      }
      recordCount++;
    }
    console.log(`Emitted ${recordCount} new records(s).`);
    this.db.set("lastTimestamp", maxTimestamp);
  },
};

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 $.service.db to maintain state between executions.
timer$.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

Looks like a spreadsheet, acts like a database.

Action

Description:Convert an object to a JSON format string
Version:0.0.2
Key:formatting-convert-json-to-string

Action Code

import { defineAction } from "@pipedream/types";
import app from "../../app/formatting.app.mjs";
export default defineAction({
    name: "[Data] Convert JSON to String",
    description: "Convert an object to a JSON format string",
    key: "formatting-convert-json-to-string",
    version: "0.0.2",
    type: "action",
    props: {
        app,
        input: {
            label: "Input",
            description: "An object to be serialized to a JSON format string.",
            type: "object",
        },
    },
    async run({ $ }) {
        try {
            const result = JSON.stringify(this.input);
            $.export("$summary", "Successfully convert object to JSON string");
            return result;
        }
        catch (err) {
            throw new Error("Error serializing object to JSON string: " + err.toString());
        }
    },
});

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
FormattingappappThis component uses the Formatting app.
Inputinputobject

An object to be serialized to a JSON format string.

Action Authentication

The Formatting API does not require authentication.

About Formatting

Pre-built actions to make formatting and manipulating data within your workflows easier.

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