Database Enhancement - Merging Linked Records
Tools: Airtable, n8n, Make/Integromat
The Problem: Nearly 75,000 records that had duplicates and linked records across 3 tabs. I needed to merge the duplicates while keeping the linked records intact.
Available solutions were able to merge duplicates but could not combine the linked records.
Nor could I find any Airtable scripts that could dedupe and maintain the linked records.
I start my process by identfying big issues that I don’t know the answers to.
In this case, how to combine linked records and return them via API when it ranges from 1-2000+ linked records.
To test this, I turned to the Airtable API docs to determine JSON structures and then built them out in Make.
I am a certified partner with Make so I typically start building there to do rapid testing.
Once the difficult questions are answered, I build out the rest of the scenario and work through the nuances of the workflow.