Zapier trigger for updated record or all records

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Love the Zapier integration, but without the ability to trigger on update/change/edit of a field, it’s pretty hard to keep other databases synced with Airtable - not sure if this my mistake or not.

Additionally, I can’t move my system across to Airtable without the above feature or the option to run a Zapier zap on all database entires in a view/base. For example, if I want to email all my contacts, I can’t do that via Mail-Chimp etc, because the triggers only fire on creation of a record not on update/change/manual selection.

Can you advise any workaround because this is one of only two barriers to me moving a client to your platform.

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I would love to see this feature.

The workaround is to create a view that populates with the updated records. Napier can be triggered with new records in a view.

But it would be great if an updated record could be a trigger without the view workaround

How do you do the view update? When I use views in the same base, they are “instant”.

The view solution only works once, the first tIme the record appears in the view.
After that if the same record shows up in the view the New record in view trigger doesnt fireup.

5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hello all

I super agree with the need for additional Zapier trigger options. This will soon become vital for you Airtable to be able to get new customers. To me, the added value of Airtable is to become a central tool that basically replace others. For instance in CRM activity, Trello and Airtable Kanban views work the same; the only reason to keep Trello is that it has many more trigger options in Zapier (e.g. “moving cards”) that are missing in Airtable. Think about it when working on new features :winking_face:

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Has there been any advancement on this feature? I too would love to see a trigger that fires every time a record shows up in a view, not just the first time it shows up in a view

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I’m looking for the same function. I’m so frustrated we cannot do it so far. I tried with a daily trigger with both Integromat and Zapier but so far I did not succed.

6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Unfortunately, the Airtable API currently can’t trigger on updated records, only on new. Their roadmap says that should come eventually.

When it does, you can trigger a webhook from Airtable and just set up a new webhook ‘Catch Hook’ in Zapier to receive the data and apply it wherever you want.

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I’ve got this working for other apps, just not Airtable yet due to those API constraints. You can find your API info here:

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

bumping this thread. This is a feature much needed - Trigger Zapier action through updated row. Quite disconcerting to not have any official response on this in over a year?

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Also looking for ability to make API calls on updates to airtable records. I’m trying to do some basic product management between airtable and github. What i’m trying to do:

  1. I sync my github issues to a table in airtable (done)
  2. I link user feedback / product requests / priority etc to issues (done)
  3. Those links are published back to issues on github (can’t do this)

It’d be fine if these updates were not fired in realtime - even just having the updates fired every ~hour is okay (i know when you’re modifying records there’s probably a desire to wait until the user has done all the changes they want before sending that update).