Mention Tags in API


#1

Anyone able to do an experiment with me?

I’m seeing different behavior in different bases for how mentions come through via the api.

This is in reference to a Long Text field that uses the @ feature to notify someone within a note.
I’m seeing both a markup based approach:

[$!<id>|<User Name>!$]

as well as a tag based approached:

<airtable:mention id=\"<id>\">@<User Name></airtable:mention>

anyone seeing both of these? or just the latter?

My guess is at some point they changed this and now any new ones use the airtable:mention approach, but any old notes in their database created before a certain date have the old markdown format so when querying for those it still comes in with that format.

If anyone else had issues with this I’d be curious to hear.


#2

@openside I’d recommend taking this one directly to Airtable’s support team. They should be able to investigate further. I am only seeing the <airtable:mention> format and have never seen the other format before.