Detecting deleted records

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We have an existing integration with large Airtable sheets. Our use case needs to react to the operation of deleting records in Airtable. The way we do this at the moment is by listing all the records and comparing them to previously saved list. We’re wondering if there’s any way of doing it that would not require making a full set of paginated request to get deleted records?

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We have the same need. The system keeps deleted records around for a while in the Trash. If we could query the record IDs of the deleted records in the trash, we could trigger deletions in our correlated system.

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I third this need.
Right now we are thinking to have a “To delete” checkbox column, to indicate a “deletion”. That way our system stays updated, and we can mass-delete the “To delete” records later on.

Of course this is a buggy and dangerous workaround.