Webhooks for Records


#1

Webhooks for records would be really useful.

I’m heavily caching Airtable data on my own server via the API, and if Airtable could notify my server when a record is updated, created, or destroyed, that would help me invalidate the cached data and re-request it.

Ultimately that would mean less calls from my server to the Airtable API, which I imagine would please Airtable.

Are webhooks on the roadmap at all?


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#2

I would like to second this request. Webhooks notifications when a record is updated would be HUGE.


#3

This is a must for me! The only thing letting airtable down


#4

Not just a must. An absolute necessity for any serious integration. Zapier is far too limited.


#5

The lack of webhooks is currently a killer for the future use of Airtable.


#6

+1 for Webhooks. We use Airtable like a CMS in certain ways and it’d be great to have team members’ changes be known in the rest of our system.


#7

Yes, constantly polling the API for changes isn’t my favorite


#8

Please please please.


#9

+1 for webhooks! :slight_smile:


#10

+1 for webhooks. The API is great, but there are some applications that are crippled without this feature. I’m really hoping this will be added.


#11

+1 for webhooks. Even just the ability to run a GET when new data is added so I can trigger a CI build.


#12

Webhooks are a must. Until then I’ll need to poll the api every 5 seconds or so… I’m OK with doing just seems like a waste.


#13

+1 for webhooks! This would open up Airtable to a huge world of application opportunities without excessive polling


#14

Webhooks would allow Zapier to have instant Airtable zaps, instead of the 5 minute wait


#15

No webhooks yet? :frowning:
Maybe i’ll use collaborator field and leverage the email notification (pipe to script) as a temp workaround.


#16

Big +1!

Webhooks would be sweeeeet. :grin: :spider_web::fishing_pole_and_fish:


#17

A big +1 for webhooks!


#18

+1 for webhooks … actually more API love would be great!


#19

+1, even a single GET request when the base has changed or a table has changed would be huge!


#20

+1,000,000 I want to use Airtable as a database for simple web apps. Webhooks for table activity are absolutely essential for modern applications.

This enables use cases such as:

(1) Functions for bases where a change to data in rows one table will cause processing of the change and updates to other rows and/or tables. These cloud function might use a service such as https://glitch.com/.

(2) Airtable as a database with a great UI for a team of data maintainers and an API to allow another app to provide interesting custom views. A Webhook allows such an app to effectively mirror and cache up-to-date data.

I know Webhooks is mentioned on the API roadmap, but sooner rather than later would be great!