Help

Welcome to the Airtable Community! If you're new here, check out our Getting Started area to get the most out of your community experience.

URL preview within table

Topic Labels: Formulas
224 6
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Hello . Is there a way to preview a URL link (in field 1) to show within a table field (Field 2) as a thubnail of image ?

6 Replies 6

No, this is not natively built into Airtable. Airtable only provides the URL preview extension, but it only supports a tiny handful of websites, and it’s an extension so it can only show you one record at a time.

To effectively do what you want to do, you would need to use an external 3rd-party screenshot API service. A few screenshot API services are listed below, but I’m sure there are others as well.

Then, to automate the entire procedure, you would either need to:

  1. Write your own custom JavaScripts.
  2. Use an API tool like DataFetcher.com.
  3. Use a no-code automation tool like Make.com, which doesn’t require any knowledge of writing code.

Note that these tools will provide a static view of what the image looked like when the service was run. If the image changes at the source, you will have a mis-match.

Right, good distinction. Airtable’s extension will load a “live version” of the site. Otherwise, using the other methods, you will only get a static version of how the website looks when you run your automation.

Thank you for your feedback and support . Is there a wesite that has resources / personnel that can help me in writing the custom JavaScript ? Mayby I can contact Airtable personnel who can provide me with this script .

You could look at Airtable’s scripting API:

If you are interested in a live preview of an image url in one record at a time in an extension, I show one way of doing that in this post.