Attachments uploaded via API vanish within seconds

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4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I am having a problem using Integromat to upload my email attachments to Airtable.
My process is to save attachments in Drive > Generate a direct download link (double checked that it works without requiring any login) > save all attachments in an array (multiple attachments) > upload the entire array to Airtable.

I also get the files uploaded to Airtable as seen on my Airtable base. But within seconds, all the files vanish. I am at the end of my wits trying to figure out the problem. My email is a Google Workspace account, and I am currently trying out the Pro plan of Airtable.

Also, the first few records uploaded using Zapier are still there. But Integromat uploads keep on disappearing.

2020-12-09 01_12_37-Email tracker_ Table 1 - Airtable and 23 more pages - Personal - Microsoft​ Edge

Please help!

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This is the understatement of the year.

6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Looks like my vanishing PDFs are back… All was working as expected for about 2 weeks and now I am having the same issues, it is extremely frustrating.

I have reached out to Support @Jason, however I agree with Bill, this must be sorted - it is clearly a bug with the API as it works perfectly for periods of times and then has issues.

As predicted and experienced by countless users including @JN_tp.

6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I'm finding this now via Integromat/Make - uploads from Google Drive create a proto-file that has no content and immediately disappears.

I've used the same Google Drive actions as @ScottWorld - ie to generate an openly-available web share link. I've confirmed that this link does download the file.

But, when inserted to Airtable, it basically doesn't get added.

@Robert_Andrews It should work. You have to set the permissions properly when uploading the file. Please post your problem in my forums at, and the experts will help you out!