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Is it not possible to make a script that creates child records in Airtable in batches?

asked 2022-03-11 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2022-03-08 11:00:00 +0000

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Yes, it is possible to make a script that creates child records in Airtable in batches. You can use the Airtable API to extract records from the parent table and create multiple child records in a loop. Here is an example code snippet in JavaScript:

const PARENT_TABLE_NAME = 'Parent';
const CHILD_TABLE_NAME = 'Child';
const BATCH_SIZE = 10;

const Airtable = require('airtable');
const base = new Airtable({apiKey: AIRTABLE_API_KEY}).base(BASE_ID);

    view: 'YOUR_VIEW_NAME'
}).eachPage(async function(records, fetchNextPage) {

    const childRecords = => {
        return {
            "fields": {
                "Name": "Child record",
                "Parent": [parentRecord.getId()]

    // Create child records in batches
    for (let i = 0; i < childRecords.length; i += BATCH_SIZE) {
        const batch = childRecords.slice(i, i + BATCH_SIZE);
        await base(CHILD_TABLE_NAME).create(batch);


}, function(err) {
    if (err) {

This code fetches records from the parent table using a specific view, creates child records for each parent record, and creates them in batches of 10. You can customize the script to suit your specific requirements.

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