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- Active Airtable account.
- A working Base(s).
Generating an API Key
An API key is required by Airtable for login and security reasons.
You can find and create a personal API key by following these steps:
Navigate to https://airtable.com/account.
If not already signed in, you will be prompted to enter your email and password.
Under Account overview, you will find the "<>API" account API generator.
Clicking on the "Generate API key" button will create a personal API key:
After generating the API key, clicking on the encrypted key will turn it visible:
- If you regenerate your API key, you will need to update the connection accordingly.
Finding your Base ID
- Navigate to https://airtable.com/api.
- If you are not already signed in, please click on "Sign in to get started" and insert your email and password.
- Select the Base you wish to connect to. This will open the API documentation specifically generated for the selected Base.
- Under the "INTRODUCTION" section, you will find the ID of the base:
Alternative way to reach the ID of your base
Navigate to your Base's graphical interface page.
Click on the "HELP (?)" button in the top right of the screen (next to your Account menu).
Choose "<> API documentation" from the menu list:
Base ID is used to connect to a specific Base. You can only connect to one Base per River.
Creating New Airtable Connection In Rivery
In order to get data from your Airtable Bases using Rivery, an Airtable connection must be created.
Navigate and log into Rivery Console..
Click on Connections, in the main menu at the left.
Click on + New Connection .
Find and click on Airtable source, under the Organization section.
Name the connection.
Enter your personal API key
At this point, you have the option to test the connection to see if you entered the correct key. In order to test it, you will need to provide a Base ID and a name of a table in that Base.
After testing the connection, click on the Save button and save the connection.