Pulling in external data


#1

I would absolutely love to be able to add an external data source (RSS, XML, CSV) as a table type, and also be able to export an Airtable view to a XML feed. (You can kind of accomplish the latter using Raleway’s Airtable import plugin and then a Google Sheets to XML plugin, but it is a touch hacky)

Take a look at this Wordpress plugin which imports all entries in an RSS feed and lets you turn it in Custom Post Types: http://www.wpallimport.com

Imagine something like this for importing to an Airtable DB instead of a Wordpress DB - it could be really powerful.

I would imagine an external data source having to be its own table, where all imported columns would be read-only - though you should be able to add additional columns to do formulas etc on the imported data.


#2

Hi Matt,
Could you elaborate a bit on what did you refer to with: “Raleway’s Airtable import plugin”?
Google Search did not show any meaningful results so I would appreciate your help!
I’m struggling to find a non-coding way to import data with attachments to AirTable.
Thanks in advance!

Best Regards,
Daniel


#3

Sorry Daniel, autocorrect got me there. I meant Railsware not Raleway (I think the latter is a Google Font)

This is it: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/airtable-importer-by-rail/kngidnifbonbaembhpnjlpeefhmjpegb