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Airtable error: "An error occurred while searching for a record"

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Symptoms

You may see this error when using Airtable's Find Record action: "An error occurred while searching for a record. The app returned {"message":"You must provide either \"Search by field\" AND \"Search value\" or \"Search Formula\"."}"

Causes

  • The Find Record action requires one of the following fields to be filled out:
    • Search by field and Search value.
    • Search Formula field.
  • No data in mapped fields.

How to fix it

  • In your Find Record action add values to either:
    • Search by field and Search value fields.
    • Search Formula field.
  • Make sure your mapped fields aren't pulling empty values.

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