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Airtable (Action Flow)

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The Airtable modules allow you to monitor records and submitted forms or search, retrieve, create, update, and delete records in your Airtable account.

To get started with Airtable, create an account at airtable.com/signup.

Refer to the Airtable REST API Documentation for a list of available endpoints.

Connect Airtable to Celonis platform

You can connect Airtable apps in Celonis platform in three ways:

Connect using OAuth

To connect Airtable using OAuth:

  1. Log in to your Celonis platform account, open the Airtable module Action Flow, click the Add button next to the Connection type field, and select Airtable OAuth.

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  2. Optional: In the Connection name field, enter a name for the connection.

  3. Optional: Click Show Advanced Settings and enter the client credentials created in the section, Obtain OAuth Credentials.

  4. Click Save.

  5. In the Authentication screen, click Add a base and select the base to which you want to grant access.

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  6. Click Grant access.

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You have successfully connected the Airtable app with Celonis platform.

Providing OAuth credentials is optional.

When you select the connection type as OAuth, authorize your account without the need to provide OAuth credentials.

To obtain OAuth credentials:

  1. Log in to your Airtable account.

  2. Click Profile > Developer hub.

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  3. Click OAuth integrations > Register new OAuth integration.

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  4. Enter the name for the integration and OAuth redirect URL as https://www.integromat.com/oauth/cb/airtable3.

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  5. Click Generate client secret.

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  6. Copy the Client ID and Client Secret to a safe place.

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  7. Select the scopes, enter the support information, and click Save changes.

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You have successfully created OAuth credentials.

Connect using Personal Access Token

You can connect Airtable apps using personal access token values from your Airtable account.

  1. Log in to your Airtable account.

  2. Click Your Profile Icon > Developer hub.

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  3. Click Personal access tokens > Create new token.

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  4. Enter a name for the access token, select the Scopes, Access, and click Create token.

    Note: Users should choose at least the following most frequently required scopes: data.records:read, data.records:write, and schema.bases:read

  5. Copy the Personal Access Token to a safe place, and click Done.

  6. Log in to your Celonis platform account, open the Airtable module Action Flow, click the Add button next to the Connection type field, and select the connection type as Airtable Token or Key.

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  7. Optional: In the Connection name field, enter a name for the connection.

  8. Select the token type as Personal Access Token and enter the token copied in step 5 above.

  9. Optional: Click Show Advanced Settingsand select the proxy service in the Proxy field.

    Note

    By choosing a Proxy, you understand and confirm that your Airtable data, including personal access tokens, will be routed through a third-party service.

  10. Click Save.

You have successfully established the connection. You can now edit your Action Flow and add more Airtable modules. If your connection needs reauthorization, follow the connection renewal steps here.

Connect using API Key

You can connect Airtable apps using an API Key from your Airtable account.

Caution

API keys will be deprecated by the end of January 2024. After this date, API keys will stop working, and you will have to migrate to personal access tokens.

  1. Log in to your Airtable account.

  2. Click Your Profile Icon > Developer hub.

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  3. Click API key and copy the API key to a safe place.

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  4. Log in to your Celonis platform account, open the Airtable module Action Flow, click the Add button next to the Connection type field, and select the connection type as Airtable Token or Key.

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  5. Optional: In the Connection name field, enter a name for the connection.

  6. Select the token type as API Key and enter the token copied in step 3 above.

  7. Optional: Click Show Advanced Settingsand select the proxy service in the Proxy field.

    Note

    By choosing a Proxy, you understand and confirm that your Airtable data, including API keys, will be routed through a third-party service.

  8. Click Save.

You have successfully established the connection. You can now edit your Action Flow and add more Airtable modules. If your connection needs reauthorization, follow the connection renewal steps here.

Build Airtable Action Flows

After connecting the app, you can perform the following actions:

Records

You can watch, create, update, search, retrieve, upsert, delete records, and watch responses using the following modules.

Returns all newly created or updated records in a view (required Created Time or Last Modified Time fields).

Connection

Establish a connection to your Airtable account.

Base

Select the base that contains the table you want to watch for records.

Table

Select the table you want to watch for new records.

Trigger configuration

Trigger field

Select the Created Time option to watch for new records or the Last Modified Time option to watch for modified records.

If you do not have a Created Time or Last Modified Time field in your scheme, we ask you to create one. Without this field, the trigger will not work correctly.

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Label field: used as a label for a record. For example, Status dialog.

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Limit

The maximum number of records Celonis platform will return during one execution cycle.

View

Select the view to watch the records. If selected, it will return the records only in that view.

Formula

Enter the formula to filter records. For more details, refer to the Formula field reference documentation.

The formula will be evaluated for each record, and if the result is not 0, false, "", NaN, [], or #Error!, includes the record in the response.

If combined with the view parameter, it returns only records in that view that satisfy the formula.

For example, to only include records where Name isn't empty, pass in NOT({Name} = '') as a parameter like this:

filterByFormula=NOT%28%7BName%7D%20%3D%20%27%27%29

Use Column ID

Select whether to use column ID instead of column name for mapping.

This enables persistence over the column name change. Enabling this option allows to replace entity keys in the response; instead of entity names specified as parameter keys, their identifiers will be specified. Changing this value will break all existing mappings in this Action Flow.

Triggers when a new response is submitted.

Warning

Available for paid Pro Plan only. See the Airtable pricing page.

The webhook URL needs to be generated in Celonis platform and added to the form configuration in the Airtable.

  1. Add the Watch Responses module to your Celonis platformAction Flow.

  2. Generate and copy the webhook URL.

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  3. Log in to your Airtable account.

  4. Open the Base and the table you want for the form and create a Form view.

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  5. Set the form as needed, scroll down the form, and enable the Redirect to URL after the form is submitted option.

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  6. Enter the Webhook URL generated in step 2 to the displayed dialog box and add the ?record_id={record_id} just after the webhook URL to include the Record ID in the module's output, then click Save. The resulting URL will, for example, look like this:

    https://hook.eu1.make.com/tgnp28pewooafbdgobvbh225hmocbn85?record_id={record_id}

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  7. Go back to your Celonis platformAction Flow and run the Watch Responses module only to load the Record ID from Airtable and to be able to map that field into the other modules.

    Note: Airtable only supports sending the record_id parameter.

  8. Submit the form in Airtable where the Redirect to URL after the form is submitted option is enabled and the Webhook URL is added (step 6 above).

    The Watch Responses module is triggered and loads the Record ID.

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  9. Add the Airtable > Get a Record module just after the Airtable > Watch Responses module and map the record_id to the Record ID field.

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Every time the form is submitted, the Watch Responses module in your Celonis platformAction Flow is triggered, and the Get a Record module returns the submitted form details.

Searches for specific records or returns all records.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Airtable account.

Base

Select or map the base that contains the table you want to search for records.

Table

Select the table you want to search for records.

Formula

Enter the formula to filter records. For more details about formulae, refer to the Formula field reference documentation. The formula will be evaluated for each record, and if the result is not 0, false, "", NaN, [], or #Error!, includes the record in the response.

If combined with the view parameter, returns only the records in that view that satisfy the formula.

For example, to only include records where Name isn't empty, pass in NOT({Name} = '') as a parameter like this:

filterByFormula=NOT%28%7BName%7D%20%3D%20%27%27%29

Sort

Specify sorting, if needed. The higher item in the list has precedence.

View

Select or map the view for the search results.

Output Fields

Add the fields you want to receive in the output. If no field is provided, all fields will be returned. It can be the field's name, for example, Email, or the field's ID, for example, fldzuOSozlM84fYV3.

Limit

Set the maximum number of records Celonis platform will return during one execution cycle. The default value is 10.

Use Column ID

Select whether to use column ID instead of column name for mapping.

This enables persistence over the column name change. Enabling this option allows to replace entity keys in the response; instead of entity names specified as parameter keys, their identifiers will be specified. Changing this value will break all existing mappings in this Action Flow.

Retrieves a single record by its ID.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Airtable account.

Base

Select the base that contains the table with the record whose details you want to retrieve.

Table

Select the table that contains the record whose details you want to retrieve.

Record ID

Enter (map) the Record ID whose details you want to retrieve. Alternatively, you can use the search option to select the record.

Use Column ID

Select whether to use column ID instead of column name for mapping.

This enables persistence over the column name change. Enabling this option allows to replace entity keys in the response; instead of entity names specified as parameter keys, their identifiers will be specified. Changing this value will break all existing mappings in this Action Flow.

Creates a new record in a Airtable.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Airtable account.

Base

Select the base containing the table you want to create a record.

Table

Select the table in which you want to create a record.

Record

Enter values to the desired fields. See also Airtable's guide to basic field types.

Smart links

Enable this option if you want to enter names instead of record IDs to fields that link to another table. The record is automatically created in the linked table if there is no match.

Use Column ID

Select whether to use column ID instead of column name for mapping.

This enables persistence over the column name change. Enabling this option allows to replace entity keys in the response; instead of entity names specified as parameter keys, their identifiers will be specified. Changing this value will break all existing mappings in this Action Flow.

Updates a record by its ID.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Airtable account.

Base

Select the base containing the table whose records you want to update.

Table

Select the table whose record you want to update.

Records ID

Enter (map) the Record ID you want to update. You can retrieve the ID, for example, using the Search Records or Watch Records module. Alternatively, you can use the Search button to select the Record ID.

Record

Enter values in the fields you want to update. See also Airtable's guide to basic field types.

Note

To delete the content of the field, use the erase function.

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Smart links

Enable this option if you want to enter names instead of record IDs to fields that link to another table. The record is automatically created in the linked table if there is no match.

Use Column ID

Select whether to use column ID instead of column name for mapping.

This enables persistence over the column name change. Enabling this option allows to replace entity keys in the response; instead of entity names specified as parameter keys, their identifiers will be specified. Changing this value will break all existing mappings in this Action Flow.

Creates a new or updates an existing record.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Airtable account.

Base

Select the base containing the table you want to update or create a record.

Table

Select the table where you want to create or update a record.

Record ID

Enter (map) the ID of the record you want to update. If no ID is entered, it will create a new record. You can retrieve the ID, for example, using the Search Records or Watch Records module. Alternatively, you can use the Search button to select the Record ID.

If you enter an ID that does not exist, an error occurs, and no action is performed.

Record

Enter values in the fields you want to update or create. See also Airtable's guide to basic field types.

Smart links

Enable this option if you want to enter names instead of record IDs to fields that link to another table. The record is automatically created in the linked table if there is no match.

Use Column ID

Select whether to use column ID instead of column name for mapping.

This enables persistence over the column name change. Enabling this option allows to replace entity keys in the response; instead of entity names specified as parameter keys, their identifiers will be specified. Changing this value will break all existing mappings in this Action Flow.

Deletes a record by its ID.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Airtable account.

Base

Select the base that contains the table you want to delete a record from.

Table

Select the table you want to delete the record from.

Record ID

Enter the ID of the record you want to delete. You can retrieve the ID, for example, using the Search Records or Watch Records module. Alternatively, you can use the Search button to select the Record ID.

Creates a record with mapped fields.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Airtable account.

Base

Enter the base that contains the table you want to create a record in.

Table

Enter the table you want to create a record in.

Record Fields as Array

Add the Column ID and Field value by selecting the field type for the record you want to create.

Smart links

Enable this field to enter the user name in the linked record fields instead of record IDs to select an existing record or create a new one if it doesn't exist and use it to add new options in single/multiple select fields.

Updates a record with mapped fields.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Airtable account.

Base

Enter the base that contains the table whose record details you want to update.

Table

Enter the table whose record details you want to update.

Record ID

Enter the Record ID whose details you want to update.

Record Fields

Add a new Column ID and Field value by selecting the field type you want to update.

Smart links

Enable this field to enter the user name in the linked record fields instead of record IDs to select an existing record or create a new one if it doesn't exist and use it to add new options in single/multiple select fields.

Searches for specific records or returns all records. Advanced module for mapping.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Airtable account.

Base ID

Enter the Base ID that contains the table whose records you want to search.

Table

Enter the table whose records you want to search.

Sort

A list of sort objects that specifies the way you want to order the records. For example, asc.

View

The name or ID of a view of the records in the table.

Formula

formula is used to filter records. The formula will be evaluated for each record, and if the result is not 0false""NaN[], or #Error! includes the record in the response.

Output Fields

Add the fields you want to receive in the output. If no field is provided, all fields will be returned. It can be the field's name, for example, Email, or the field's ID, for example, fldzuOSozlM84fYV3.

Limit

Set the maximum number of records Celonis platform will return during one execution cycle.

Use Column ID

Select whether to use column ID instead of column name for mapping.

This enables persistence over the column name change. Enabling this option allows to replace entity keys in the response; instead of entity names specified as parameter keys, their identifiers will be specified. Changing this value will break all existing mappings in this Action Flow.

Other

You can list bases, table schemas, and call APIs using the following modules.

Allows you to perform a custom API call.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Airtable account.

URL

Enter a path relative to https://api.airtable.com/. For example, /v0/{base_id}/{table_id}.

Note

For the list of available endpoints, refer to the Airtable REST API Documentation.

Method

Select the HTTP method you want to use:

  • GET

    to retrieve information for an entry.

  • POST

    to create a new entry.

  • PUT

    to update/replace an existing entry.

  • PATCH

    to make a partial entry update.

  • DELETE

    to delete an entry.

Headers

Enter the desired request headers. You don't have to add authorization headers; we already did that for you.

Query String

Enter the request query string.

Body

Enter the body content for your API call.

Example of Use - List Records

The following API call returns all records in the specified table in your Airtable account:

URL:

/v0/{base_id}/{table_id}

Method:

GET

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Search results can be found in the module's Output under Bundle > Body > records

In our example, 4 records were returned:

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Returns the detailed list of all bases.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Airtable account.

Limit

Set the maximum number of bases Celonis platform will return during one execution cycle.

Returns the schema of the tables in the specified base.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Airtable account.

Base

Select or map the base whose table schemas you want to list.

Limit

Set the maximum number of table schemas Celonis platform will return during one execution cycle.