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Martin_Fleck
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Hi there devs,

we have so many bases we need to keep in sync. Right now we need to do it manually and this is very annoying. I want to build a script that displays the difference between different tables from two given bases.

So does somebody know how to retrieve the table schema of an airtable base?

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In this response there will be a json object retrieved with all the infos:

  1. tableSchemas: [{id: “tblCQdEDrzVc5QEQKf”, name: “STANDUP”, primaryColumnId: “fld9TUSAYKjLZgDhVR”,…},…]

  2. 0: {id: “tblCQdErzVc5DQEQKf”, name: “STANDUP”, primaryColumnId: “fld9TUSADYKjLZghVR”,…}

1. columns: [{id: "fld9TUSADYKjLZghVR", name: "To Do", type: "text"},…]

  1. 0: {id: "fld9TUSAYKDjLZghVR", name: "To Do", type: "text"}

    1. id: "fld9TUSADYKjLZghVR"
    2. name: "To Do"
    3. type: "text"

  2. 1: {id: "fldWO0GMdDgktl4O01", name: "Notes", type: "multilineText"}

    1. id: "fldWO0GMdgDktl4O01"
    2. name: "Notes"
    3. type: "multilineText"

  3. 2: {id: "fldTapLVqADNOPsBeS", name: "Attachments", type: "multipleAttachment"}
  4. 3: {id: "fldO4AhDDXSF8ACbO8", name: "Owner", type: "collaborator", typeOptions: {shouldNotify: true}}
  5. 4: {id: "fldeD5TkinFDG8pNzy", name: "Project", type: "select",…}
  6. 5: {id: "fld2OJxtRDYKdg1quQ", name: "Priority", type: "rating",…}
  7. 6: {id: "fldfMsfpmDxhgX2zYb", name: "Status", type: "select",…}
  8. 7: {id: "fldxIbThXD8GWOf3Tp", name: "Deadline", type: "date",…}
  9. 8: {id: "fldQgQ8xoDKnugE3xj", name: "Reporter", type: "collaborator", typeOptions: {shouldNotify: true}}
  10. 9: {id: "fldpfKODxOiYZZvZ1Z", name: "Urgency", type: "checkbox",…}

But i don´t know how to generate this request manually?

Anybody have some idea?

Thanks in advance.

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openside
10 - Mercury
10 - Mercury

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