Run sequence using webhook URL

Every sequence can be run using its webhook URL. This means the sequence can be run automatically when an event happens, e.g. when a record is updated or a form gets a new submission.

This feature requires a paid Data Fetcher plan.

Authorize Data Fetcher and Airtable

To schedule requests, you will first need to authorize (using OAuth) Data Fetcher and Airtable. You will only need to do this once.

  • On the create sequence screen, under Webhook, click "Authorize".

  • On the modal that opens, click "I understand, let's Authorize".

  • A new tab/ window will open, prompting you to let Data Fetcher access Airtable. Add the bases you want Data Fetcher to have access to. We recommend selecting "All current and future bases in all current and future workspaces" to avoid any unauthorized issues in the future.

  • Click "Grant access".

  • You will return to the Data Fetcher extension and the webhook will be switched on.

Turn On Sequence Webhook URL

To run a sequence by calling its webhook URL, you first need to turn the webhook on:

  • On the create request screen, click on the Webhook URL tab and turn on "Turn on webhook for sequence".
  • Try visiting the URL in your browser. You should see a success message and the sequence will run immediately.

Run for One Particular Record

You can add the record_id parameter to the webhook URL to run the sequence for a particular record. Each request in the sequence needs to have the same Run on Multiple Records table, and the record needs to be in that table.

With the record_id parameter, the sequence's webhook URL will look something like:

Call Webhook from Airtable Automation

You can call the webhook and run the sequence from an Airtable automation. This means you can run the sequence when a record is updated, a form is submitted, a record matches a condition or any other Automation trigger.

  • Create an automation with the trigger you want, e.g. When a record is updated.

  • For the automation action, select Run a script.

  • Add the following script, replacing YOUR_WEBHOOK_URL with the one for your sequence:

await fetch(`YOUR_WEBHOOK_URL`);

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