'Update' method of Airtable cURL API updates the given single field's value, but clears others' values

Hi! :wave:
I am using the PUT version of the Airtable Update records API.

I have four columns/fields, Name , Contact , Attachment Image & Active.
Now I call the API to update just the Attachment Image column, with the below API body :


It updates the Attachment Image field’s value successfully, but clears all other fields. The record snapshots (before and after) look like -

So, how can I make the API update that cell ONLY, and touch nothing else?

I hope you understand my query - Any help is appreciated! :slight_smile:

You need to use a PATCH request instead of a PUT request.

If this answers your question, please mark this post as the solution. Otherwise, could you please give a bit more details?

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Hi, @kuovonne! :smiley_cat:

Un-fortunately, we do not have a PATCH kind of request in our development platform - only POST, PUT, GET & DELETE requests.

Any other way around?

What is your development platform? Can you send a PATCH request as a custom cURL request in your development platform?

If not, you may need to resort to the workaround of doing a read of all the fields in the record, and include them in your PUT request.

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That would definitely work :smiley_cat:

Thanks a lot! :tada:
P.S. My platform is thunkable.com - do check it out! :slight_smile:

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