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Suraj_Kapoor
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast
article_url = "https://api.airtable.com/v0/appxxxxxxxxxxx/articles/row_id?api_key=APIKEY"
data = {"fields" : {"contacted" : "hello world"}, "typecast":True}
patch_article_data = requests.patch(article_url, data=data)

I don’t understand why the above doesn’t work doing a patch request. I’ve tried many variations, including without typecast. I get the following response.

{u'error': {u'message': u'Invalid request: parameter validation failed. Check your request data.', u'type': u'INVALID_REQUEST_UNKNOWN'}}

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I’m pretty sure a record ID is required for a PATCH.

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Suraj_Kapoor
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

In the example, row_id is the record_id. Should it be a param instead?

Without a complete review of the underlying code I can only say that I think a PATCH payload (the data) must be an array of records to be updated.

Hi @Suraj_Kapoor - I’m assuming you are using the Python requests library here. This is some code that I implemented for a patch request:

api_url = 'https://api.airtable.com/v0/YOUR_APP_ID/YOUR_TABLE_NAME/' + id

headers = {
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer YOUR API KEY'
    }

data = {
  "fields": {
    "your_field_name": "value"
  }
}

response = requests.patch(api_url, headers=headers, json=data)

Looking at this post:

it recommends using the API key in the headers, rather than as a URL param. Try this, hopefully will work out for you.

JB

As per the API docs for your base, the record id should be in the patch request URL:

curl -v -X PATCH https://api.airtable.com/v0/APP_ID_HERE/TABLE_NAM_HERE/rec123123123

Suraj_Kapoor
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Thank you! That did the trick. Appreciate your help

sadhika_bhatia
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I am also facing the same issue that getting this error for patch request. I have added the API key in the header and the view in the query parameter but still getting the same error
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Did you pass the ID of the record you wanted to update? e.g.:

https://api.airtable.com/v0/APP_ID_HERE/TABLE_NAM_HERE/rec123123123

Note the record ID on the end, this is the record you want to update