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Hi All, I am having an issue with creating new entries into my airtable. I am able to GET the data from my airtable with the axios code:
getTable() {
axios.defaults.headers = {
Authorization: ‘Bearer key$$$$$#@@@@’
.then(response => {

However, when I try to post to the same table I am getting the error: POST api.airtablenolinksallowed/v0/applxDrxrandomzTWT/tasks 422 (Unprocessable Entity)

Here is my axios for post:
postTable() {
axios.defaults.headers = {
‘Content-Type’: ‘application/json’,
Authorization: ‘Bearer key$$####$$$#’
let data = {};
data.Name = ‘TestName’;
data.Notes = ‘ASXXZSXSZX’
console.log(data);‘api.airtablenolinksallowed/v0/applHDrrandomTWT/tasks’, data)
.then(response => {

What am I doing wrong with my axios post?

4 Replies 4

I figured it out! I wasn’t passing the correct array.
I switched to
let Name = {Name:‘name’};
let Notes = {Notes:‘MoreNotes’};
let data = {
fields: {
And it worked!


I am having the same problem but I’m coding in python, I am having a difficulty in applying the solution you posted above and I understand it might be a programming language issue.

Here is the code I have:

_airtable = airtable.Airtable(‘XXXXXX’, ‘XXXXXX’)

print(_airtable.get(“Test”)) #get data from table
data = {
‘Name’: ‘Mxolisi’,
‘Notes’: ‘This Python Will swallow you’,
‘Attachment’: ‘1_U2MpZQXPI-RW2JASIoeaFQ.png’
_create = _airtable.create(‘Test’, data)
except Exception as e:
print("Exception Caught : ", e)

Hi @Mxolisi_Ngwenya
I am still a new beginner at this but I believe your issue might be similar to mine. You currently have

data = { ‘Name’: ‘Mxolisi’, }

but I believe what you need is

data = { fields: { ‘Name’: ‘Mxolisi’ }}

Let me know if that works!

As per @Chris_Grim, the data object has to have a fields object within it, e.g.:

data = {
    "fields": {
        "Field1": name,
        "Field2": number,
        "Field3": role

Additionally, if you are trying to add an attachment to a record via the API note that it accepts an array of objects (even if there is only one attachment), so you data object might be something like:

"fields": {
    "Attachment": [
        "url": ""