May 28, 2022 03:08 PM
I have an airtable base that contains leads information.
I have a Google Sheet that contains information about those leads and other leads not contained in Airtable’s base.
I’d like to add a lookup field into my Airtable base, but I want to lookup data from the Gsheet.
Is this possible? Should I need to develop a script to do so?
May 29, 2022 01:20 AM
Hey gaston, yeah a script would probably do it; you’d be using the script to grab data from Gsheet and adding it to your base
If you were to write a script, you’d need to either make it run as an automation (which I think comes with a 30 second max run timer, so if you have a lot of data in your Gsheet this might not be an option at all), or make it run on a button click
Are you open to paying for third party services that would help you sync your entire Gsheet into your base? Then you could use a lookup field as needed and you wouldn’t have to write the script at all
May 29, 2022 11:18 AM
Regarding your last proposal of using zapier/integromat, I have a couple of questions:
Is it actually possible to replicate the content of a sheet into a table? I mean, not only creating and copying new rows, but also updating them everytime they’re updated. Is it possible to make this to work 100%?
If fear that bringing the Gsheet into a table of my base is gonna take me closer to the 100K records limit. Is it possible to do this on a separate base and then lookup from base to base instead of having both tables under the same base?
May 30, 2022 04:15 AM
Yeah, anecdotally, I got this working for myself with Zapier. I don’t know about 100% heh, I didn’t get any errors on Zapier, and I personally never detected any discrepancies
Hmm, I don’t think so. I think even if we put it on a separate base, we’d have to do some sort of synced view to be able to do a lookup field, in which case you’d still have both tables in the same base
To return to your script question, feels like there’d be two options for grabbing data:
Both are doable, but might be easier to just offload the work to the services mentioned above depending on budget I guess