Airtable Collections

Airtable can be used as a collection for generating Dynamic Pages. For more information on collections, see Define a Collection for Dynamic Pages.

Airtable collections have the following limitations:

 Airtable
Collection Number per Site100
Fields100
Collection name character limit50
Field name character limit50
Page item URL350 characters
Update dataAutomatically

To create an Airtable collection:

  1. In the left panel, click Content, click Collections, and then click + New Collection.
  2. Click Airtable.
  3. Enter your Airtable API credentials.
  4. In Airtable, select the table you want to use as your collection. This takes you to the Airtable API documentation.
  5. Under Authentication, copy the example link.
  6. Return to IONOS and paste it in the field under your API credentials.
  7. Click Import Fields.
  8. Define the correct data type for each field.
  9. Click Continue.

Supported Fields

The following table outlines the supported Airtable fields, the corresponding IONOS fields, and examples.

IONOS Field Airtable FieldExample
TextRich textWelcome to my dentist office.
TextLong text
Note

This field supports HTML and row breaks.

TextPlain textwelcome to my office
NumericNumber

10,000

Note

Must only contain numbers, and periods (for decimals).

BooleanCheckbox
Note

Only for custom widgets.

ImageAttachment with one imageImage added through Airtable.
LinkURL

https://goo.gl/maps/F81HPm4CBTQSTsJ5A

VideoURL or texthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EsYwAKxAFU
PhonePhone number or text123456789
EmailEmail or textemail@email.com
LocationText

streetAddress, postalCode, region, city, country

577 College Ave, 94306, CA, Palo Alto, US

Business HoursTextSAT, SUN: 08:00-20:00; THU, FRI: 08:00-12:00;

Inner collection that contains one image field

Attachment with multiple imagesImages added through Airtable.
TextNumber 
TextCurrency
Note

Displays only the number, without $ sign.

TextPercent
Note

Displays with decimal and without % sign.

TextRating
Note

Displays the number.

TextFormula
Note

The result of the formula can be a string.

TextAutonumber 
Social accountValue

Must be formatted as name: value; name: value;

email: my@gmail.com; whatsapp: 123456; facebook: duda;

Note

Supported social networks: email, whatsapp, facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube, linkedin, yelp, pinterest, google_my_business, waze, vimeo, snapchat, reddit, tripadvisor, foursquare, rss.

 

Note

Due to API limitations, IONOS will not import fields that do not have content in the first 10 rows.

Row Order

When using Airtable collections, the row order is being pulled in randomly due to an API limitation on Airtable's site. We ignore filters or sorting in Airtable.

To pull the row order in the same order that exists in Airtable, including filters and sorting, add the Airtable View name to the example URL that you are using to import their collection. For more information, see Airtable Support.

To add the view, after the example URL is added, add '?view=View Name'. The view name is case sensitive and should be typed exactly how it's written in Airtable.

Warning

Deleting or changing the view name after importing the collection will break the connection.

The following is an example of the URL before adding the view name:

https://api.airtable.com/v0/appbiL1pCyvFcW8WG/Feedback%20Session

The following is an example of the URL after adding the view name:

https://api.airtable.com/v0/appbiL1pCyvFcW8WG/Feedback%20Session?view=Main View

For more information on adding the view name to the URL, see this video.

The next step is to create or convert a Dynamic Page so you can connect it to your newly created collection.