Mass download attachments?

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I have a records with attachments that I have filtered down to just what I want to download. Is there a way to download all the attachments of the filtered records? Or do I have to walk through each record downloading each individually?

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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Just through the airtable website, no I don’t think there’s any mass download option.

If you are going to do it often, or if you have a huge number of downloads, you can write a script using the airtable API. The API lets you specify a particular view to list, and contains attachment URLs that you can fetch from your script

10 - Mercury
10 - Mercury

For those who are not technical, we built a tool that allows anyone to Bulk Download Attachments from Airtable instead of downloading each record individually. You can also limit it to only export attachments from a specific Airtable view.

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Please just integrate a function to allow bulk downloading… it’s been YEARS without any such function. Second-rate.

^ bump. this would be really great and save tons of time.

6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

This should be a priority in Airtable roadmap…

5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Yes this would be really helpful in my current project


insert new field with formula (set your field name)

'curl -o "' &{Attachments},
'(https:','" https:'
',',' & curl -o "')

copy whole column. paste it to cmd window
may be a bit bugged if filename contains round brackets or comma

Here’s a cleaner formula.
(limitation: it only gets the first attachment).

  'curl -o "' &
        SUBSTITUTE({Attachment}, '"', ''),
        '(.*?) \\(https(.*?)\\)',
        '$1" "https$2"'

Copy then the content of the formula column, paste it on a file and then run it sh ./

You can do this with our On2Air Backups extension. It exports all table data and attachments to Google Drive, Dropbox, or Box.

Hannah - - Automated Backups for Airtable