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gatsby-source-airtable-linked

2.0.0 • Public • Published

gatsby-source-airtable-linked

We have combined namespaces. Please migrate to gatsby-source-airtable.

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Gatsby source plugin for pulling rows from an Airtable. This plugin will allow multiple tables and bases. Additionally, it will link the columns that you manually specify. This was inspired by gatsby-source-airtable, but due to the many breaking changes introduced, I started a new package (pretty much a complete rewrite). With the introduction of Gatsby v2, we felt it was a great time to combine the namespaces. We do recommend moving your dependency over to gatsby-source-airtable for Gatsby v2.

Install

via npm

npm install --save gatsby-source-airtable-linked

or via yarn

yarn add gatsby-source-airtable-linked

How to use

Below is an example showing two tables. tables is always specified as an array. The tables may or may not be part of the same base. If you are using a field type of Link to a Record, you may specify the field name in tableLinks (matching the name shown in Airtable, not the escaped version) and this plugin will create the graphql links for you.

Additionally you may provide a "mapping". This will alert the plugin that column names you specify are of a specific, non-string format. This is particularly useful if you would like to have gatsby pick up the fields for transforming, e.g. text/markdown.

Additionally, if you are using the Attachment type field in Airtable, you may specify a column name with fileNode and the plugin will bring in these files. Using this method, it will create "nodes" for each of the files and expose this to all of the transformer plugins. A good use case for this would be attaching images in Airtable, and being able to make these available for use with the sharp plugins and gatsby-image. Specifying a fileNode does require a peer dependency of gatsby-source-filesystem otherwise it will fall back as a non-mapped field. The locally available files and any ecosystem connections will be available on the node as localFiles.

// In gatsby-config.js
plugins: [
  {
    resolve: `gatsby-source-airtable-linked`,
    options: {
      apiKey: `YOUR_AIRTABLE_KEY`, // may instead specify via env, see below
      tables: [
        {
          baseId: `YOUR_AIRTABLE_BASE_ID`,
          tableName: `YOUR_AIRTABLE_NAME`,
          tableView: `YOUR_AIRTABLE_VIEW_NAME`,
          queryName: `OPTIONAL_NAME_TO_IDENTIFY_TABLE`, // optional
          mapping: {'COLUMN NAME AS SEEN IN AIRTABLE': `VALUE_FORMAT`}, // optional
          tableLinks: [`ARRAY_OF_STRINGS_REPRESENTING_COLUMN_NAMES`] // optional
        },
        {
          baseId: `YOUR_AIRTABLE_BASE_ID`,
          tableName: `YOUR_AIRTABLE_NAME`,
          tableView: `YOUR_AIRTABLE_VIEW_NAME`
          // can leave off queryName, mapping or tableLinks if not needed
        }
      ]
    }
  },
]

API Key

The API key can be specified in gatsby-config.js as noted in the previous section. Unfortunately, this exposes your key in your repository which is not great if especially if it is public. In addition, you may specify your API key using an Environment Variable. This plugin looks for an environment variable called GATSBY_AIRTABLE_API_KEY and will use it prior to resorting to the apiKey defined in gatsby-config.js.

Note: If you add or your change your API key in an environment variable at the system level, you may need to reload your code editor / IDE for that variable to reload. You may also specify it in your command line such as GATSBY_AIRTABLE_API_KEY=XXXXXX gatsby develop.

How to Query

If you are looking for an array of rows, your query may look like below. You can optionally filter based on the table name, etc. if you only want rows from specific tables and/or bases.

{
  allAirtableLinked(filter: {table: {eq: "Table 1"}}) {
    edges {
      node {
        id
        data {
          Column_Names_Matching_Tables
          A_Linked_Field {
            id
            data {etc_data_fields}
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

If you are looking for a single record, your query may look like below. It will always only return one record. You can filter down to one specific record as shown in the example. Otherwise, if your filters would return more than one record, it will instead only return the first record.

{
  airtableLinked(table: {eq: "Table 1"}, data: {Column_Names_Matching_Tables: {eq: "test2"}}) {
        data {
          Column_Names_Matching_Tables
        }
  }
}

install

npm i gatsby-source-airtable-linked

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74

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2.0.0

license

MIT

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