- 23 Aug 2023
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Airtable Sync integrations overview
- Updated on 23 Aug 2023
- 3 Minutes to read
Learn about the various tools across Airtable to help you better manage syncs in Airtable.
|Plan availability||All paid plan types with varying limitations covered in the article below|
Owners - Accessing the information outlined in this article requires owner permission in the workspace where you are wanting to manage sync integrations.
|Platform(s)||Web/Browser, Mac app, and Windows app|
Sync integration access by plan type
|Sync integration category||Included integration types||Access by plan type|
|Standard||Box, Google Drive, Google Calendar, GitHub Issues, GitHub Pull Requests, and Miro||All paid plans|
|Premium||Emailed Data, Sync API, Tableau Online, Jira Cloud, Salesforce, and Zendesk||Business and Enterprise Scale plans only|
|On-premises||Jira Server/Data Center and Adobe Experience Manager||Enterprise Scale only|
Managing syncs via the sync activity log
To help understand how data is being synced you can use the sync activity log to see which bases can currently sync from a specific base, as well as the owners of the synced destinations. Once you open the sync activity log, we’ll show entries for:
- Every sync destination base ordered by the last time it synced
- The most recent password change for the shared view
- The most recent email domain restriction change for the shared view
- The most recent time the shared view link was regenerated
If you have access to the base, we’ll also show you the base name and icon.
From an open base:
- Click the Share button in the upper right corner of the window.
- Click the View option on the left side of the base share menu that pops up.
- There is a dropdown menu to find a particular view. The toggle next to the name of the view will appear as green, indicating that the view has sharing enabled.
- If the shared view has the Allow data in this view to be synced to other bases option toggled on, then there will be a three line and lightning bolt icon you can click to access the sync activity log.
You can also view the sync activity log via the view share menu:
- Start by clicking the Share and sync button.
- Then, click the Sync data to another base option. Note, that if no sync has been configured for the view, then there will be an Inactive status indicated next to this option. We only provide access to the sync activity log for shared views configured as a sync source, indicated by an Active status.
- After clicking into the sync configuration menu, click the View sync activity option, which will open up the sync activity log.
Managing sync integrations when over limits
There are times when your workspace may be over the sync integration limits for the plan it is on. In these cases, we have a sync management tool that can be found on that workspace's settings page. Ultimately, this allows workspace owners to:
- View all current sync integrations across all of the bases in a workspace.
- See when and who added each sync integration.
- Enable or Disable specific sync integration types.
- Allow new sync integration types to be accessed.
- First, from the home screen find the workspace that is over the sync limits.
- Once you are at a particular workspace's page, click the three-dot icon next to the Create a base and Share buttons.
- From here. click the Workspace settings option.
- This will open the workspace settings page for that particular workspace. Scroll down to the Usage section to search for the base or bases containing the syncs that are over limits.
- Click the Manage sync integrations option to open the sync management UI.
Actions to manage sync integrations
To enable or disable previously configured sync integrations click the toggle next to the name of the integration. You'll first need to disable another sync integration to enable a different one since your workspace's plan is over limits.
To enable a new integration for use in this workspace, click the Add an integration option below the list of previously configured syncs. The ability to add a new integration will only appear if you have disabled enough integrations to be under your workspace's plan limit. Clicking this will open a list of sync integration types. Choose one.
In this case, we'll choose the Outlook Calendar sync integration.
Now, when you and other collaborators are attempting to sync in new data, only that option will appear in the Sync data from section.