New record on airtble following an order of name

  • 16 April 2023
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I am using google drive to upload photos which create a new record in Airtable.

With this, it will always create a new record


It's a very simple automation, but I'm having trouble uploading the photos in alphanumeric order.

The photos I upload to google drive have the name:

Image_001 - Image_002 - Image_003 - Image_004... and so on.


However, when the Airtable records are created, the photos are uploaded in random order.

Ex: Image_003 - Image_001 - Image_004 - Image_002…

I put a delay to wait for all the photos to be uploaded, and then start creating the records in order, but it still didn't work.


How do I make them create records following their alphanumeric order?  

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Hi @lefs8 

Thanks for reaching out to the Community!

To ensure we’re on the same page, is this happening during the testing of the Zap? Or does this happen after the Zap has been turned on?

Also, are the images pulled from the trigger returned in random order?

That’ll help me make sure I give you the best suggestion possible.

Looking forward to your response!

Hello! @Charie 

This happens after the Zap has been turned on! 

And yes, the images pulled from the Google Drive return in random order, my intention was to create the Airtable records following the image's name order.

  1. First record created: Image_001  
  2. Second record created: Image_002… 
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Hi @lefs8 

Thanks for confirming that information.

You can use Formatter by Zapier in this case. There’s a function in Formatter called “Extract Pattern.”

You can read more information here:

Can you give that a try and tell us how it goes?