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Feature Availability: This feature may not be available in all product editions.

Airtable  is an easy-to-use online platform for creating and sharing relational databases. For more information, see https://airtable.com/.

Early Preview connection: This connection is in early preview. It is read-only and available only in SaaS product editions. For more information on early previews, see Early Preview Connection Types.

Limitations and Requirements

NOTE: During normal selection or import of an entire table, you may encounter an error indicating a problem with a specific column. Since some tables require filtering based on a particular column, data from them can only be ingested using custom SQL statements. In this case, the problematic column can be used as a filter in the WHERE clause of a custom SQL statement to ingest the table.

  • For more information, please consult the CData driver documentation for the specific table.
  • For more information on using custom SQL, see Create Dataset with SQL.

NOTE: For filtering date columns, this connection type supports a set of literal functions on dates. You can use these to reduce the volume of data extracted from the database using a custom SQL query. For more information, see the pg_dateliteralfunctions.htm page in the driver documentation for this connection type.

  • Supports authentication via APIKey. Information on acquiring the APIKey is provided below.

Create Connection

via Trifacta application

When you create the connection, please review the following properties and specify them accordingly:

Connection PropertyDescription
BaseId

Identifier of the base

This value can be found in the URL of the API page for the base. In the following example, the value to use is the <baseId> value:

https://airtable.com/<baseId>/api/docs
TableNames

Comma-separated list of the names of the tables of the specified base to which you want to connect.

NOTE: This list cannot contain spaces. Spaces are not permitted in the Airtable table names or on either side of the commas in this list.

Connect String Options

The following default value sets the connection timeout in seconds:

Timeout=0;

Setting this value to 0 disables timeouts.

APIKey

The APIKey of the Airtable account.

NOTE: If you do not have access to this information, please contact your Airtable administrator.

Default Column Data Type InferenceLeave this value as Enabled.

For more information, see the driver documentation https://cdn.cdata.com/help/JAG/jdbc/ .

via API

Depending on your product edition, you can create connections of this type. Key information:

"vendor": "airtable",
"vendorName": "Airtable",
"type": "jdbc"

For more information, see

Trifacta API Reference docs: Enterprise | Professional | Premium

Data Type Conversions

For more information, see the driver documentation https://cdn.cdata.com/help/JAG/jdbc/ .

See Also for Airtable Connections:

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