Typeform extension
  • 05 Jul 2022
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The Typeform extension allows you to either import submissions from an existing form in your Typeform account to a table in your base or generate a new typeform from an existing table. Combining Airtable with Typeform can provide greater opportunities for customization and speed when designing and sending surveys, and organizing customer information.

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Getting started

You can install the Typeform extension from the marketplace. Please note that you need a working Typeform account to use this extension. You can sign up for Typeform here.

When you first add the extension to your dashboard, the extension prompts you to connect to a Typeform account. Follow the on-screen instructions to allow Airtable to read and write to Typeform.

Welcome

The home screen will prompt you to either import responses from an existing typeform or to create a new typeform based on the fields in your table.

Import

If at any point you’d like to disconnect from your Typeform account, you can go to the settings for the extension (the gear icon) and click on the “Log out” button.

Settings

Creating a new typeform from a table

When selecting the create tab at the top of the extension, you have the option to create a typeform using the fields in one of your tables.

CreateNewTypeform

Each Typeform account can have many workspaces (not to be confused with Airtable’s workspaces). Select a workspace from the dropdown.

You can next choose any of your tables in the current base as the basis of your typeform.

Once your table is selected, the “Select fields” section allows you to choose which fields to include in the typeform. In the screenshot below, some fields have been named using the field type to show which Airtable field types are supported.

SelectFields

Toggle on the fields that will appear on the form and then select “Create typeform”.

When the newly created typeform is generated, you will be notified with links to both a live link and an edit link. This will be a good time to rename the form as it will be named “Generated a typeform (generated by [your name])” by default. You can further customize the design of the form by selecting “Edit on Typeform”. If you want the data captured by this new form to sync back to Airtable, please implement the second feature of the extension (see next section): importing responses from an existing typeform.

CreateFromBase

Import responses from an existing typeform

When you have collected responses through your typeform, you can manually import them into Airtable using the Import tab at the top of the extension.

First, select a Typeform workspace to view the available typeforms already created. Select the typeform with the responses you need to import and then select the destination table in your base.

ImportResponse

In the “Field mapping” section, you can choose which fields to use to save the imported values. Once you map at least one value to a field, click the “Import typeform responses” button to complete the step. If you’re having trouble selecting your desired field in the dropdown, make sure that the field type in Airtable matches the field type in Typeform. For example, if you have an email input in Typeform, the mapped Airtable field type should also be email.

SelectDestination

You can sync new responses from typeform by returning to the extension and clicking “Import new responses since last import” to fetch additional results.

SyncResponses

Supported field types

Airtable field
Typeform field

Long text

Long text

Rich text

Long text

Number

Number

Count

Number

Checkbox

Yes/no

Date

Date

Email

Email

Multiple select

Multiple choice

Phone number

Phone number

Rating

Rating

Single line text

Short text

Single select

Dropdown

Frequently asked questions

Why are my multiple choice or dropdown questions blank after importing?

If you are importing into a multi-select or single select field and the selections being imported from Typeform are not available as configured selections, the field will not update. Make sure all selections are configured correctly in the field and matches text formatting exactly.

Are there any other ways to integrate Airtable and Typeform?
Besides the Typeform extension, you can use the Typeform/Airtable Integration, configured in Typeform, to send responses to your Airtable base automatically.


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