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File name changes when added to Airtable from Typeform

  • 19 November 2021
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I’m using typeform to collect the application from users and sending them to airtable to store and evaluate. One of the field is attachment used for a profile pictures. While running the zap the file name of attachment changes to 100+ character long alpha-numeric string which is not ideal for my use case.

Is there any way to retain the same file name as it came from the typeform?

(unlike google-drive/box airtable don’t provide file name field in it’s action)




Best answer by Troy Tessalone 19 November 2021, 16:57

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Hi @Scott Amenta 

As a possible workaround would be to first upload the file to GDrive, which will return the File Name, then map that value to another column in the Airtable Base Table.

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@Scott Amenta 

Otherwise, you’d have to use the Airtable API to upload files and set the filename parameter as indicated here:


App APIs can be used in Zaps with the Webhook app or Code app.



@Troy Tessalone Thanks so much, Troy! This is perfect. Much appreciated 🙂.