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Using Automations to add attachment to existing record using Form view

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Steven_May
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hello,

I’m an Airtable novice. We have Table with existing records. I’d like to create a Form view that allows users to add an attachment to an existing record. Someone from Airtable’s helpdesk said it may be possible by creating an Automation, but I can’t figure out how to do it. Any advice?

Thanks in advance for your support!
Steve

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Mark_Barnes
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

You’d need to create a separate table, and then use Automations to update the existing table when a new record is created in the new table. Attachments are slightly harder than other fields to update, but there are instructions here: Use automation to copy attachment to new record

Hello, thank you for your response! I’ve tried to follow the instructions but cannot make the automation work. As I mentioned, I am a newbie and don’t really know anything about coding. I’ll keep looking/asking around. Thanks again for your help.