To get to Alex’ level of sophistication takes quite a bit of work. You need to differentiate different Airtable triggers (learn about them here
) and how to write scripts (learn about APIs in Airtable scripting here
Otherwise, you can also just use Data Fetcher which is much simpler. Simple copy paste the cURL code, set the timer and be done with it.
So how do you wade through all of this?
There are essentially two types of syncing mechanisms. The first is syncing based on events: when something happens in Airtable (or in another tool), go ahead and reflect that change in another tool (or in Airtable). This is the principle, a trigger and then actions, on which Airtable automation, Zapier and IFTT are primarily based. Zapier has the advantage of integrating with thousands of tools which Airtable automation does not. So how do you go around that? Incoming Webhook (trigger) and scripting (scripting)! Here’s the flow chart: