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
Text field character limit2000
Collection name character limit50
Field name character limit50
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.

Airtable Field IONOS Field Example
TextTextWelcome to my dentist office.
Long TextText
Note

This field supports HTML and row breaks.

CheckboxBoolean
Note

Only for custom widgets.

Attachment with one imageImageImage added through Airtable.
URLLink

https://goo.gl/maps/F81HPm4CBTQSTsJ5A

URL or textVideohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EsYwAKxAFU
Phone number or textPhone123456789
Email or textEmailemail@email.com
TextLocation

streetAddress, postalCode, region, city, country

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

TextBusiness HoursSAT, SUN: 08:00-20:00; THU, FRI: 08:00-12:00;
Attachment with multiple imagesInner collection that contains one image fieldImages added through Airtable.
NumberText 
CurrencyText
Note

Displays only the number, without $ sign.

PercentText
Note

Displays with decimal and without % sign.

RatingText
Note

Displays the number.

FormulaText
Note

The result of the formula can be a string.

AutonumberText 
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.