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Webhooks for records would be really useful.
I’m heavily caching Airtable data on my own server via the API, and if Airtable could notify my server when a record is updated, created, or destroyed, that would help me invalidate the cached data and re-request it.
Ultimately that would mean less calls from my server to the Airtable API, which I imagine would please Airtable.
Are webhooks on the roadmap at all?
Webhooks are a must. Until then I’ll need to poll the api every 5 seconds or so… I’m OK with doing just seems like a waste.
+1 for webhooks! This would open up Airtable to a huge world of application opportunities without excessive polling
Webhooks would allow Zapier to have instant Airtable zaps, instead of the 5 minute wait
No webhooks yet? :frowning:
Maybe i’ll use collaborator field and leverage the email notification (pipe to script) as a temp workaround.
Webhooks would be sweeeeet. :slightly_smiling_face: :spider_web: :fishing_pole_and_fish:
A big +1 for webhooks!
+1 for webhooks … actually more API love would be great!
+1, even a single GET request when the base has changed or a table has changed would be huge!
+1,000,000 I want to use Airtable as a database for simple web apps. Webhooks for table activity are absolutely essential for modern applications.
This enables use cases such as:
(1) Functions for bases where a change to data in rows one table will cause processing of the change and updates to other rows and/or tables. These cloud function might use a service such as https://glitch.com/.
(2) Airtable as a database with a great UI for a team of data maintainers and an API to allow another app to provide interesting custom views. A Webhook allows such an app to effectively mirror and cache up-to-date data.
I know Webhooks is mentioned on the API roadmap, but sooner rather than later would be great!
To receive direct POST from ecommerce to update order.completed table and manage inventory…
Not really working well with zapier since it do not read properly the JSON data…