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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hi there,

I’m wanting to create a short workflow and I’m wondering if a Script is the way to achieve it.

I’m using Airtable for website orders and would like an automation where in one click two things happens:

  • The field “Status” is changed to “Processed” for all items in the particular view
  • A CSV immediately downloads all items in that view.

Is this possible with a Script?

Many thanks!

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The status change is doable via script, but Airtable cannot create files for download. You can use the “Download CSV” option in the view options (click the three dots after the view’s name in the main toolbar). Another possibility would be to have the script trigger an automation in either Zapier or Integromat that builds a CSV file based on the data in the view and posts the file to your file sharing service of choice (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc). If it’s a service like Dropbox that syncs to your computer, it’s the next best thing to a direct download.