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mark_winter
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Hey all, I am trying to create a solution to reduce the image sizes in one of our bases, that is wildly over limits due to being populated with MASSIVE cell phone photos uploaded via a form.

Currently I have setup an automation to trigger a miniextensions webhook that compresses the image and places the resulting smaller file into a new field.

What I would like to do now is create an automation to run at a specific time to delete the contents of the original field automatically.

The update record function does not support deleting field data (why?).

Can someone assist? Thanks!

 

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You can clear out fields with Airtable's update action in Airtable's Automations. Simply choose the field that you want to update, but leave the value empty.

p.s. For people who are trying to do this same thing in Make, you would need to use Make's NULL function instead of leaving the field blank.