[Advanced] Trigger Zaps instantly from Airtable buttons

  • 21 December 2021
  • 3 replies

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Have you ever wanted to just hit a button in Airtable to trigger your workflow -- instantly? Learn how in 4 minutes.

Most people set up Zaps that have a built-in Airtable trigger. The problem is — these are NOT “instant”. They can take up to 15 minutes to fire depending on your Zapier plan. That’s insane.

This video shows you how to do it INSTANTLY, with webhooks.



• Airtable base (read-only): https://airtable.com/shr96FLWu0bQxPrhV

• Airtable script w/ instructions: https://gist.github.com/arthurwuhoo/f...

• Zapier workflow (read-only): https://zapier.com/shared/32be81f107c...

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I followed these instructions and got my Airtable button working on the first try! Thank you!!

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Hi @arthurwuhoo,

I just wanted to say thanks for this.

As a non-coder, I have been looking for a script like this all-over and for a long time.

I’m really glad I found your tutorial, and it’s been working seamlessly for me.

I was hoping you could also provide guidance on how to make a version of this script work with an instant trigger rather than a button ? I gather that the async function might not work with this, but I have no idea how to modify the script.


This is great, but do I have to click run on the script every time? Can I just set it up so the button itself triggers the zap rather than opening the script?