New Data Type: Image URL

Fetching a pdf from a url automatically would be another use case that would vastly simplify our lives!

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Hi!

We NEED this TERRIBLY BAD at our company. Please #airtable please hear our prayers.

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Are we really still waiting for this feature? 3 years later…Airtable…

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Disappointing that this hasn’t been addressed yet. Anyone found any other workarounds?

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Not exactly the same, but we built a workaround that solves this problem: Convert URLs to Attachments in Bulk. It does exactly what it says and it works with unlimited amount of records. You can also schedule it to run regularly so that new records are always converted.

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+1 for this again. Another approach would be to add another formatting option to the existing formula field. If the formula returns a URL, have a formatting option to display the image inline.

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+1 Would like this feature as well!

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+1 that feature would be so helpful!

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+1 also, please let us paste a URL from Google Drive or Google Photos and show a thumbnail of that photo as well as be able click to open that photo.

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Similarly - is there any capability for a remotely-hosted attachment, ie. images hosted on a different server but which can display as attachment thumbnails in Airtable?