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Simon_Horup_Es1
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Is there any plan for an API to pull metadata? It’s currently very difficult to infer the schema, you have to resort to hacks like reading all records and then trying to infer types and column names from that. It’d be great if you could pull the schema information for a table more easily!

It’d also be awesome if you’d be able to add and change tables from the API, but that’s less pressing to me :slightly_smiling_face:

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Richard_Casemor
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

+1 Readable metadata as a minimum!

Sean_Thompson
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

This is a real bummer and would be very useful. Its 2020 now and still no response… frustrating

Yep. A half-decade waiting. This is the equivalent of 35 Internet years; roughly half the lifetime of the product.

The request for a simple Split() function is also in the 5yr range. Unbelievable.

100% this… I’m wanting to work on a big integration with Airtable into my existing application, but it’s way too hard without having Schema definitions… its like you said… brittle and unpredictable - if I don’t know what type of field I’m working with, I can’t make a good experience for our users.

Sean_O_Shea1
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

This is critical functionality and would make Airtable a much more powerful tool.

Edgar_Calderon
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I was seeing? the codepen Airtable API Encoder, and I be reading the comments of this post, and i thinking that if is possible add more complex options to the codepen code for econde our Api to get more and best request? is for this that zapier can do other functions that we dont can?

is possible implement this code in a function with the link to url?

David_Rosentrat
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

+1 for this feature request. It would be hugely beneficial and the community has been asking for it for years.

Steve_Penson
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I agree this functionality would be very useful.

aaron_altamura
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

+1 Geeeeeeeese. Come on AT.