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:

Collection Number per Site100
Fields (columns)100
Collection name character limit50
Field name character limit50
Page item URL350 characters
Update dataAutomatically every hour

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


Airtable made changes to their URL attachments (such as links and images) causing them to expire after two hours. IONOS is not affected by this change since it pulls data from Airtable on an hourly basis.

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

IONOS Field Airtable FieldExample
TextRich text

Welcome to my dentist office.


Using Airtable's built-in link rich text field is not supported. For example, to add a link, use the HTML <a> </a> tag.

TextLong text

This field supports HTML and row breaks.

TextPlain textwelcome to my office



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


Only for custom widgets.

ImageAttachment with one imageImage added through Airtable.

VideoURL or text
PhonePhone number or text123456789
EmailEmail or

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.

Displays only the number, without $ sign.


Displays with decimal and without % sign.


Displays the number.


The result of the formula can be a string.

Social accountValue

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

email:; whatsapp: 123456; facebook: IONOS;


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


Date & TimeText

The default structure is YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:SS, which displays as 2021-10-06 16:12:00. For a complete list of date and time formats and how they display, see Class DateTimeFormatter.

  • Check use GMT for all users so that the data displays exactly as it appears in Airtable.

  • This field can be used for sorting when using the filters or sort functionality in the Connected Data pop-up.

Multi SelectMulti Select

After defining the field as Multi Select, click Options to add options. Each row in the collection can be assigned one or more of the options you created.


This field can be used to filter the displayed collection in widgets, such as photo gallery, list, accordion, and custom widgets that connect to collections.


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.


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:

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