If you are generating updates to Airtable from an API call, why not simply dispatch the webhook call when such API call succeeds?
We use this exact approach for gathering analytics about API transactions. We simply test to ensure that the API call was successful and push analytics into Firebase using a simple webhook interface. But, the API process itself is responsible for informing the analytics system that (a) it made the API request, and (b) the request was either successful or failed and why.
Alternatively, but potentially brittle, is to create a script automation that calls a webhook from Airtable when a record/field has changed. This approach is not ideal for a number of reasons.
This is one of those questions that should be accompanied by details concerning the entire process and why a webhook from Airtable is perceived as needed.
Hey Bill, thanks for the reply !
Not i’m not generating updates from my API call, the updates are generated in Airtable but since the sites are static, i want to “redeploy” them whenever the content is updated. So, i have to “listen” airtable whenever is an update but i cannot find the documentation about this.
Alternatively, for a no-code way of doing the same thing, you could use Integromat to watch for updates to your records, and then it could trigger your webhook upon any updates.
(Note that I am a professional Airtable consultant and a Registered Integromat Partner, and the Integromat link contains my personal referral code. If you have a budget for this project and you’d like to hire someone to help setup Integromat for you, please feel free to contact me through my website at ScottWorld.com.)
That’s a lot of responsibility that vendors try to shield users from by providing true webhook features that everyday users can tap into without these complexities. Until a fully-baked event model and webhook layer is added, this is the state of webhookery in Airtable.
I'm late to the party from 2021 but is this all sorted now with:
so you can setup hooks via calling an API and they stay around for a week or so?