AirTable API Tutorial Series


We can all get a little stuck when working with an API, and Airtable just so happens to be one of those APIs where you need a helping hand. Thankfully, we’ve used some elbow grease and created this series of tutorial articles, where we’ll walk you through the steps to authenticate, retrieve, create, and update entries in your Airtable account.

This tutorial is divided up into four articles:

And just to get you started, let’s set up your dashdash workspace with these views:

View name Description
Setup We’ll use this view to create our authentication header and URL.
GetAirtableData We’ll use this view to get data from our Airtable base’s view and update a table that lists all the entries in that view.
PostToAirtable We’ll use this view to create a new entry in our Airtable base’s view.
PutToAirtable We’ll use this view to update an entry in our Airtable base’s view.

It should look a little like this:

:memo: Note: Two quick things before we go any further:

  1. Both dashdash and Airtable use view to refer to a sheet.
  2. A base in Airtable is equivalent to a workbook (for Excel aficionados) or a spreadsheet (for the Google Sheets gurus)

Right, let’s get cracking!

Up next: Part 1: Generate your Airtable access