Troubleshooting Airtable errors

Common Airtable errors and how to fix them

When using Airtable as your data source, you may run across some errors. In this article we help you to troubleshoot the most common error cases related to Airtable.

Invalid Airtable key

API key for Airtable account ‘{account_name}’ is no longer valid

Invalid Airtable key error can be caused by:

  • Airtable API key has been deleted in Airtable
  • Airtable API key has been regenerated in Airtable

Start by making sure there is an Airtable key added to your app by going to App Settings > Data Sources.

Data Sources in app settings
Data Sources in app settings

If there is an Airtable key used in the the app, make sure the connected Airtable key is still valid. To do this you can find your Airtable API key in your Airtable account overview.

Airtable account overview

API key in Airtable Account overview page
API key in Airtable Account overview page

Make sure the Airtable API key used in your Softr app matches the Airtable API key shown in your Airtable account overview. If they don’t, paste the Airtable API key from Airtable into your Softr app in App Settings > Data Sources > Edit API key.

Editing Airtable API key in app settings
Editing Airtable API key in app settings

Missing data source

Mapped base ‘{base_name}’ can no longer be found

This error can happen when your Airtable base is moved or deleted.

If your Airtable base is moved to a workspace you don’t have access to, you should ask the workspace owner to give you access to the new workspace.

Viewing and changing permissions in Airtable

If the Airtable base was deleted permanently, you will need to use an alternative Airtable base as your data source.

Mapped table ‘{table_name}’ can no longer be found

This error can be caused by the table being renamed or deleted.

If your table was renamed, you can simply rename the table back to its original name. Alternatively you can map your block(s) to the newly named table.

If the table was deleted permanently, you will need to map your block(s) to another table or view.

Mapped view ‘{view_name}’ can no longer be found

Error for missing Airtable view can be caused by the view being renamed or deleted.

If the view was renamed, you can simply rename the view back to its original name. Alternatively you can map your block(s) to the newly named view.

If the view was deleted permanently, you will need to map your block(s) to an another view or table.

Mapped field ‘{field_name}’ can no longer be found

This means that a field you had mapped to your block was renamed or deleted.

If the field was renamed, you can:

  • Rename the field back to it’s original name
  • (Re-)map the newly named field to your block

If the field was deleted permanently, you will need to use another field.

Lacking permissions

Airtable account doesn’t have permissions to view/edit records in mapped base ‘{base_name}’

This error means that you lack the permissions to view/edit records in the Airtable base you’ve mapped.

To resolve it you should ask for the owner of the Airtable base to grant you view/edit permissions.

Updating permissions for base collaborators

Share button opens editing of base permission in Airtable
Share button opens editing of base permission in Airtable
Editing base permissions in Airtable
Editing base permissions in Airtable

Airtable account doesn’t have permissions to create/delete records on mapped table ‘{table_name}’

This error means that you lack the permissions to create/delete records in the Airtable table you’ve mapped to a block. To resolve it, someone with owner or creator permissions for the table needs to give you the required permissions.

Changing table editing permissions

Editing table permissions in Airtable
Editing table permissions in Airtable

Airtable account doesn’t have permissions to edit mapped field ‘{field_name}’

If you don’t already have the permissions in Airtable to edit the mapped field, you will need an owner or collaborator to give you the permissions in Airtable.

Changing field editing permissions

Editing field permissions in Airtable
Editing field permissions in Airtable

Incompatible data type

Airtable field ‘{field_name}’ is read-only. It cannot be mapped to an input

Read only Airtable fields don’t accept inputs. To resolve the issue you will need to either:

  • Map the input to another Airtable field that is not read-only
  • Change the currently mapped Airtable field to a field type that is not read-only
 

To change the field type in Airtable click on the field options menu and choose “Edit field”.

Changing field type in Airtable
Changing field type in Airtable

List of read-only Airtable fields

  • Count
  • Lookup
  • Rollup
  • Formula
  • Autonumber
  • Button
  • Created by
  • Last modified by
  • Created time
  • Last modified time

Miscellaneous

’Open page’ > Selected details page ‘{page_name}’ doesn’t map to the same Airtable table

This error happens when your list details page maps to a different Airtable table than the list page it’s connected to. To resolve it, go to List Details block settings > DATA, map the List Details block to the same table as the List block.

Alternatively you can replace your list page with another page that’s mapped to the list details page.

Pagination issue in Airtable

This issue can sometimes can happen when an app user clicks ‘load more records’ after 5-10 minutes of inactivity.

 
 
 
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Last updated on December 6, 2022