How to automatically add new records in Airtable from new labeled emails in Gmail

Relay.app is an automation tool that lets you automate actions across Gmail, Airtable, and many other apps. In this guide, we'll show you how to automatically add record to table in Airtable for each label added in Gmail using Relay.app.
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Create your playbook and set the Gmail trigger as "Label added"

After creating your playbook, you can proceed to add your trigger. The trigger detects changes in your connected apps and responds to your playbook.

To setup this playbook, click "Add trigger" and then select "Label added" under Gmail. Then, select details like label name and whether to only trigger for the first email in a conversation. This will allow your playbook to automatically detect the new label added to a specific email in Gmail and initiate necessary actions.

If this is your first time using a Gmail integration in Relay.app, a prompt will guide you through the connection process.

2

Add the "Add record to table" in Airtable automation

Integrate the Airtable automation into your playbook to ensure the prompt addition of a new record to the specific table whenever a new email is labeled in Gmail.

Click the "Add step" button, then locate the "Add record to table" automation for Airtable and input the mandatory and relevant details.

If your Airtable account isn't already connected to Relay.app, you will be prompted to complete that connection. Make sure to allow the necessary permissions for Relay.app to sync with your Airtable account.

3

Activate your Relay.app playbook

Activating your playbook is the final step to automate the addition of a new record in Airtable. Once turned on, it will respond whenever an email is labeled in Gmail by adding the details as a new record in Airtable without manual intervention.

To enable your playbook, click the toggle button located in the header. It is advisable to perform a test run of your playbook beforehand to ensure all steps work seamlessly together and reminders are being sent correctly.

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