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Get YouTube Thumbnails w/ Airtable Script
// Define settings fields and descriptions
const config = input.config({
title: "Get YouTube Thumbnail",
description: "Download the max res thumbnail image from YouTube videos for each record in a specific view. Script created by [Base Scripts]( — use at your own discretion.",
items: [
input.config.table("tableSelect", {
label: "Table",
description: "Select the table with videos to get thumbnails for.",
input.config.view("viewSelect", {
label: "View",
description: "Select the view with videos to get thumbnails for.",
parentTable: "tableSelect",
input.config.field("linkSelect", {
label: "YouTube Link Field",
description: "Select the field containing the YouTube video link.",
parentTable: "tableSelect",
input.config.field("imageSelect", {
label: "Image Field",
description: "Select the attachment field where the thumbnail should be stored.",
parentTable: "tableSelect",
input.config.field("errorSelect", {
label: "Image Error Field",
description: "Select a checkbox field that can be checked if the script returns an error of any kind.",
parentTable: "tableSelect",
// Set config choices to variables
const configTable =;
const configView =;
const configLink = config["linkSelect"].name;
const configImage = config["imageSelect"].name;
const configError = config["errorSelect"].name;
// Set table and view
const table = base.getTable(configTable);
const view = table.getView(configView);
// Get all image fields
const link = await view.selectRecordsAsync({ fields: [configLink] });
// Loop through each image field to get size
for (let record of link.records) {
//Get the URL from the link field
let linkValue = record.getCellValue(configLink);
// This function will get the video ID
function get_video_id(url) {
var regExp = /^.*((\/)|(v\/)|(\/u\/\w\/)|(live\/)|(watch\?))\??v?=?([^#\&\?]*).*/;
var match = url.match(regExp);
return match && match[7].length == 11 ? match[7] : false;
// Pass the linkValue through the get_video_id function to get the video ID
let videoId = get_video_id(linkValue);
let thumbnailUrl = "" + videoId + "/maxresdefault.jpg";
// Update records with response data
await table.updateRecordAsync(record, {
[configImage]: [{ url: thumbnailUrl }],
console.log("Uploaded Thumbnail:" + linkValue);
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