Appending to a linked record using scripting

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4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I am using an automation that uses a script to append a record to another table's linked field. My code is shown below.


This is not working however, as the record.getCellValue('Worksheet: BOM") is returning an array that has the format ("string") instead of the format (id: "String"). Is there any way to fix this?

This is my error message:

No overload matches this call.
The last overload gave the following error.
Property 'id' is missing in type 'readonly { id: string; name: string; }[]' but required in type '{ id: string; }'.(2769)
env.22.d.ts(5964, 43): 'id' is declared here.
env.22.d.ts(5959, 5): The last overload is declared here.
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11 - Venus
11 - Venus

Try this


'Worksheet: BOM': [{ id: }],


`record.getCellValue('Worksheet: BOM')` returns an array.  You need to push the new ID into that array, and then use the updated value in your updateRecordAsync action

@ChrisG You don’t need to use a script to append linked records to a linked record field. You can use Airtable’s normal “Update Records” automation action. You just need to insert the new value, follow it by a comma, and then insert the original field afterwards.

The `record.getCellValue('Worksheet: BOM')` returns an array of the value " {id: string; name: string;}[] while I am only trying to push a ID into that array. Additionally, the updateRecordAsync action only accepts the object of {id: string}, which is not what the record.getCellValue returns. How do I get an array of only {id: string} instead of {name: string}.


Additionally, @ScottWorld  I have tried already to use simply automations: however, it has not worked for me. I tried to resolve this problem here:


Your automation is failing because you're not giving it a valid Record ID where it asks for Record ID. You can only feed it one Record ID at a time... you can't give it a list of Record ID's. You would need to use a repeating group to do what you want to do.

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Correct me if I am mistaken, but I think the updateRecordAsync accepts multiple ID's if you push them through an array. This is on the airtable developers wiki:


I tried to mimic their code, however it does not work for me.


I was referring to your post at the other link. You can't use Airtable's native automations for what you want to do unless you use a repeating group. I don't know scripting, so I can't help you there. But you can do everything you want natively with Airtable's native automations. You don't need to write a script.

11 - Venus
11 - Venus

If you generate a new array like this code, you can write record links.

let bomIDs = [];
record.getCellvalue('Worksheet: BOM').forEach((value) => {bomIDs.push({id:})});


This works but I am not able to use the updateRecordAsync function as I am getting this error.


I assume I have to cast it to an array of type {id: string} but I do not know how to do that.


11 - Venus
11 - Venus

The object must be written according to the "Cell write format" on this page.
Cell values & field options - Airtable Scripting

Since the bomIDs are as formatted, you can be updated this way.


await table.updateRecordAsync(inputConfig.estRecordId[0],{
    'Worksheet: BOM' : bomIDs,




Hey Scott, I'm getting this to work on string fields, but not for linked records. Not sure why it's different, but it is  not working for linked records.