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Connect to Airtable Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure Airtable data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for Airtable seamlessly integrates Airtable data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Airtable data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for Airtable in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Airtable Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

APIKey, BaseId and TableNames parameters are required to connect to Airtable. ViewNames is an optional parameter where views of the tables may be specified.

  • APIKey : API Key of your account. To obtain this value, after logging in go to Account. In API section click Generate API key.
  • BaseId : Id of your base. To obtain this value, it is in the same section as the APIKey. Click on Airtable API, or navigate to https://airtable.com/api and select a base. In the introduction section you can find "The ID of this base is appxxN2ftedc0nEG7."
  • TableNames : A comma separated list of table names for the selected base. These are the same names of tables as found in the UI.
  • ViewNames : A comma separated list of views in the format of (table.view) names. These are the same names of the views as found in the UI.

You can then follow the steps below to register Airtable data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to Airtable data. Airtable entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Airtable data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Airtable API.