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Nathan_Beckstea
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Is this possible? If so, how?

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Not that I know of. You can always ask Airtable directly via support@airtable.com.

kalenjordan
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Also interested in this.

There’s a workaround to adding new records through the Web Clipper -

Let’s say, you have a Books table that has a linked record that relates to an Authors tables

  1. Add a text field in your Books table that’s similar to the name of the field you want to be able to add + the word ‘Text’

So, your field name in the Books table is “Authors”, add a text field called “Authors-NEW”

  1. Set up an automation -

Trigger

“When record matches conditions”

Choose Your Books table

Conditions
“When Author-NEW ‘is not empty’”

Action

“Create Record”

Choose your Authors table
In the Name field, insert your ‘Author-NEW’ field value
In the Books linked record field, insert your Title field value

This will automatically create a new record in Authors and match it to the related Book.

This is not a perfect workaround because you have to have an extra field, but it does help.

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Hannah - On2Air.com - Automated Backups for Airtable

Hi Hannah,

Great idea, is it possible to make it work for multiple new records?

Hey Michael,

The web clipper only works with single records. However, the automation will trigger for any records where Author-NEW is not empty, whether that’s 1 or 100. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hannah - On2Air.com - Automated Backups for Airtable

I wasn't sure I understand the proposed solution so I have worked on my own figured out and here is my way of doing it:

https://air.tableforums.com/t/airtable-web-clipper-dead-instruction-resource-4-years-later-still-no-... 

Maybe it's the same way proposed here but I wasn't sure I understand what is being proposed here. The field that was updated shows up in the main table and then I can have automation to copy it. This should also work for multiple records if I link the field with multiple records when I am creating the Web clip.