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Filter Records Based on Metadata for a Field
Elisa Dinsmore avatar
Written by Elisa Dinsmore
Updated over a week ago

You may want to write an action or perform some behavior on the data in your table based on the metadata for a specific field. One way you could accomplish this would be with code like the below example. This would go inside the listener for a sheet action:

const { jobId, sheetId } = event.context;

try {
// Retrieve all fields from the sheet and filter for Length fields
const fieldsResponse = await api.sheets.get(sheetId);
const lengthFields = fieldsResponse.data.fields.filter(field => field.metadata?.subtype === 'length');

// Retrieve all records from the sheet
const recordsResponse = await api.records.get(sheetId);
const records = recordsResponse.data.records;

// Convert the values of length fields in each record
const updatedRecords = records.map(record => {
const updatedRecord = {...record}; // Shallow copy of the record object

lengthFields.forEach(field => {
const fieldValue = record[field.id];
if (fieldValue) {
// transform records here
}
});
return updatedRecord;
});
console.log(updatedRecords);
} catch (error) {
console.error("Failed to process sheet data:", error);
// maybe signal a job failure
await api.jobs.fail(jobId, {
info: "Failed to process length fields", outcome: { message: error.message, },
});
}

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