The XML import block is part of Airtable Blocks, a Pro plan feature. Blocks let you extend the functionality of your bases: you can use blocks to bring new information into Airtable, visualize and summarize your records in colorful ways, and even directly integrate your Airtable bases with your favorite apps.
With the XML import block, you can easily convert an XML file from an RSS feed, Atom feed, or elsewhere into Airtable records.
After adding an XML import block to your base, you can drag and drop an XML file onto the block.
Once the file gets uploaded, you'll be brought to a screen where you can determine what information to import into the table and which fields to map to different XPaths. First, pick the target table into which you want to import your data, then enter an XPath.
Once you enter a valid XPath, you can add field mappings by clicking on the + Add field mapping button. For each field mapping, you'll need to enter a relative XPath and select a destination field from the dropdown menu. Click the trashcan icon to delete a field mapping. As you map more fields, you can look at the right side of the block, which shows previews of the records that will be created according to the specified mappings.
Once you're ready, click the Create records button.
The block will remember your XPath mappings the next time you import an XML file.