Automatically naming an Attachment

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4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Hello everyone, I’ve had a look on the forums and haven’t found a mention of this, but is it possible to have air table automatically rename attachments.

For example. If I have a record named Ross and there are four images attached for those images to be named renamed ROSS-1.jpg, ROSS-2.jpg, ROSS-3.jpg,

Thanks so much!

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It might be possible to pull this off with the help of Zapier or Integromat, though I’m still new to those services, so I’m not 100% sure if either of them will let you rename attachments.

11 - Venus
11 - Venus

Hi @Ross_Campbell

If you are interested to go the route of Integtomat, there is a Facebook group that you can post questions. I find that it’s cheaper then Zapier.

Here is the link:

Take a look and see what you think.


@M_k That link is to the Facebook home page optimized for mobile, not directly to the group to which you referred. A quick search led me to this:

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Also searching for a solution to automatically rename attachments. The filename should be generated from other fields content.

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I would also be interested in this for the following use case:
Receipt Tracking

  1. Uploads attachment (either from computer or by taking a photo)
  2. In one field - I manually record the full price (Eg $100.00)
  3. In another field - I manually record/select (Eg. Airtable, LLC)
  4. In another field - I Manually record/select expense type (EG. ecommerce)

Then, I would like the attachment to be copied to a new field with the following filename:
“100.00_Airtable, LLC_ecommerce”
(Or something simialr)

It appears that I would need to use a service like Zapier or Integromat to accomplish this.

Bonus Point - After the file name is created it sends a copy of the renamed file to a google drive folder

I’m looking for this too - does anyone know if this will be possible with a Script?

This is definitely doable. I’ve helped at least one person set up such a system. I think the code might be elsewhere in the forum, but unfortunately I don’t have time to search for it at the moment.

Thanks justin i’ll keep looking, I searched the forum, but couldn’t find anything.
If you stumble upon it let me know.

My bad. I just remembered that this was a script that I wrote for a client, not something I’d posted to the forum. Sorry! :frowning:

Do you of your top of your head help direct me to how I can access the attachment name?

Here’s the info on how attachments can be set/retrieved by the scripting API.

Thank you @Justin_Barrett I thought I had been looking apparently not!!!

5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I came across this issue a while ago trying to rename attachments based on record fields. And I didn’t find a simple way to do it in Airtable without digging into the script’s code. So I created a (paid) extension to assist with renaming multiple attachments at once based on the records fields, ZekTec - Airtable Extensions, hope this can help anyone that is facing this in the future :slightly_smiling_face: