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Eren1
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if we would be able to automatically add an URL as an "URL-Attachment". This way I would be able to fetch a QR Code image and have it in my table.

I could not find anything online. Unfortunately I can't install extensions that are not directly from Airtable. 

Thanks for your help,

Eren

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Arthur_Tutt
8 - Airtable Astronomer
8 - Airtable Astronomer

Hey @Eren1 this is a pretty quick automation. I'll take you through how to set it up:

Sample Base Layout (and desired result - example URL turned into attachment):

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 Automation Trigger - When URL Field In Record Is Updated

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Automation Action: Update Record - Update attachment field with URL from URL field

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Done! Let me know if that worked for you. May need to adjust the trigger based on your specific use case and how your data is input/updated. 

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You can automatically do things using automation. You can automatically upload an attachment using an update record automation action. You may need a formula

Arthur_Tutt
8 - Airtable Astronomer
8 - Airtable Astronomer

Hey @Eren1 this is a pretty quick automation. I'll take you through how to set it up:

Sample Base Layout (and desired result - example URL turned into attachment):

Screenshot 2023-11-03 111923.png

 

 Automation Trigger - When URL Field In Record Is Updated

Screenshot 2023-11-03 111946.png

Automation Action: Update Record - Update attachment field with URL from URL field

Screenshot 2023-11-03 112003.png

 

Done! Let me know if that worked for you. May need to adjust the trigger based on your specific use case and how your data is input/updated. 

Eren1
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Issue I had was that I thought that it would not be possible with a formula field. My bad. Somehow it was greyed out. But it sure works.

I created another automation to created the missing attachements since I already have a pretty long list.
Couldn't think of a better way. 

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Thanks a lot.