Re: How to search for specific value through API filterByFormula?

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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

My “Published URL” column contains URLs of web pages.

Through API, I would like to be able to pull only the record containing a URL I supply in the call.

I am already successfully making a curl call with this…

  $base = 'appPtTr2kigmLlCP8';
  $table = 'Content';
  $view = urlencode('Published (Robert)');

  // $fields = urlencode('Published URL'); // Only return these fields, cf.
  if (!empty($offset)) {
    $q_offset = '&offset='.$offset;
  $airtable_url = '' . $base . '/' . $table;

  // construct the url query
  $url = '' . $base . '/' . $table . '?maxRecords=5&pagesize=1000&view='.$view . $q_offset;

But how can I make use of the relevant feature (is it filterByFormula?) to add

Elsewhere on the forum, I have seen reference like…


But I have not crystallised how I would perform a query for the record with a specific “Published URL” value.

How do I do this, and what do I need to know about encoding a URL and the whole query parameter pair?


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What would be the syntax for something like this:
filterByFormula={Field Name}=ANY["value1", "value2", "value2", "value2"]

Hi @dilipborad
I an new to Airtable and have a similar requirement. I have a simple database with keywords. I’m looking for a get API that will search input string in the database and if available, output the same.
It looks like Regex can resolve this. What would the syntax look like?


If we have a list of a keyword like

  1. Tiger
  2. Lion
  3. Elephant
  4. Jackel

Now if you use.

REGEX_MATCH({Keywords}, ‘Tiger’)


REGEX_MATCH({Keywords}, ‘Lio’);

Thank you - I was looking for the JS Script API, which I was able to figure using the attached link

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I have a lookup field that contains comma separated values, like so: pg, cc, pg

How might I structure my formula to say, “If my field contains ‘cc’”…?

I figured it out. The lookup field was pulling from a single line text field. Once I changed it to a single select field, I was able to use a FIND formula:

FIND("cc",{Learning Center ID})>0
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

When using filterByFormula , the new filter will be applied on top of the existing View filters to further filter the results down. It will not replace filters already on your View.

Did you manage to filter by a field id rather than the name? I could not get it working, and its driving me crazy.