Create a request

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Requests let you connect to other applications/APIs in Airtable. A request is a saved set of instructions telling Data Fetcher how to import data to or from your base. Every time you run the request, the data will be imported or exported.
You can use Data Fetcher's out-the-box integrations to import data from many popular applications. Alternatively, you can use custom requests to connect to any API or remote JSON/CSV/XML file by entering the API details yourself.

Before you begin

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    After the extension launches, create a free Data Fetcher account by entering a password and clicking Sign up for free or click Continue with Google to sign in using your Google account.

Create a request

  • On the home screen, click Create your first request.
  • On the create request screen, select the Application you want to import data from. Select Custom to create a custom request or select one of Data Fetcher's pre-built integrations.
  • Complete the Authorization by connecting your account or entering an API key. This tells the application that Data Fetcher is allowed is connect. Some applications are public and do not need any authorization.
  • Select an Endpoint to choose which data from the application you want to import to Airtable. Some applications will not need you to do this as they only have one endpoint.
  • Enter a name for your request in the input at the top of the screen.
  • Click Save & Continue in the bottom right of the screen.
  • Complete any required (*) options for your chosen application and endpoint.
  • Select the Output Table and View. This is where the data will be imported into. By default, this is set to your current table and view.

Run the request

  • On the create request screen, click Save & Run in the bottom right-hand corner.
The request will run and the Response field mapping modal will open. This is where you set how the fields from the response should map to fields in the output table. You will only need to do this the first time you set up the request or when you make changes to the data transformation.
  • For each field, you can select or deselect it by clicking on the field names. All the selected fields will be imported whenever the request runs.
  • Selected fields can be mapped to either an Existing field or a New field.
  • Click Save & Run in the bottom right of the modal.
The request will now run and import your data to Airtable. You can run the request again to update the data by clicking Run on the create request screen.
If you want to import the data automatically, even when you are not logged into Airtable or Data Fetcher, you can schedule the request, add a trigger or run it from a webhook.