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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Airtable trigger and SWAPI - Star Wars 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. Configure baseId
    4. Configure tableId
  3. Configure the Get Film action
    1. Connect your SWAPI - Star Wars account
    2. Select a film
  4. Deploy the workflow
  5. Send a test event to validate your setup
  6. Turn on the trigger


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.


Description:Emit an event for each new or modified record in a table

Trigger Code

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

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

module.exports = {
  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: "0.0.5",
  props: {
    tableId: {
      type: "$.airtable.tableId",
      baseIdProp: "baseId",
  async run(event) {
    const config = {
      url: `https://api.airtable.com/v0/${encodeURIComponent(this.baseId)}/${encodeURIComponent(this.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.");

    const {
    } = this;
    const metadata = {

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

      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

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.
AirtableairtableappThis component uses the Airtable app.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.

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

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Action Code

const swapi = require('../../swapi.app.js')
const axios = require('axios')

module.exports = {
  key: "swapi-get-film",
  name: "Get Film",
  version: "0.0.12",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    film: { propDefinition: [swapi, "film"] },
  async run() {
    return (await axios({
      url: `https://swapi.dev/api/films/${this.film}`

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.

SWAPI - Star WarsswapiappThis component uses the SWAPI - Star Wars app.
filmfilmstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

Action Authentication

The SWAPI - Star Wars API does not require authentication.

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