I need to copy a URL from one field and not just paste it into another field, but paste it into the “Get Image URL” style field … and then UPLOAD IT.
If you’ve used the “get image URL” type of field you know you can drop files into it or past a URL into it so that it uploads the file to AIrTable and gives you an AIrTable URL. The difficulty here is that you can’t just paste a URL into that field. You have to
(a) CLICK the filed first and a menu appears.
(b) Within that menu you must select he URL link icon to make another field appear.
(c) Then you past your URL into THAT field
(d) Press upload
(f) a small image of your uploaded file appears in the field which you can THEN click on and get an AIrTable URL for.
**How do I automate this? I’ve created a small loom.com video below to show the stapes in my database I need to automate. **
There is an existing free Convert URLs to Attachments script provided by Airtable that might do what you are looking for or be a good starting off point. This can be found in the Extensions Marketplace.
Also, be careful about depending on those Airtable-generated URLs. Starting in November 2022, those links will expire after 2 hours if accessed via the API.