In this tutorial, we will show you how to merge PDF files from Airtable using PDF.co and Make

  1. Create a New Scenario
  2. Airtable Module
  3. Airtable Configuration
  4. Add HTTP Module
  5. HTTP Setup
  6. Add PDF.co Module
  7. PDF.co Configuration
  8. Add Tools Module
  9. Text Aggregator Configuration
  10. Add PDF.co Module
  11. Setup PDF.co Configuration
  12. Run Scenario Result

We will use this sample data attachment from Airtable and merge it into a single PDF.

Screenshot of Data Attachment from Airtable
Screenshot of Data Attachment from Airtable

Step 1: Create a New Scenario

  • First, log into your Make account and click the Create a New Scenario button.

Step 2: Airtable Module

  • Next, search and select the Airtable app. Then, choose the Search Records module to search for specific records or return all records.

Add Airtable Module

Step 3: Airtable Configuration

Let’s set up the Airtable configuration

  • First, enter the name of your Airtable Base.
  • Next, enter the specific Table where your files reside.
  • Then, Add the Limit of the maximum number of records to return.

Airtable Configuration

After setting up the configuration, click on the run button.

Step 4: Add HTTP Module

  • Let’s add another module. Search and select the HTTP module. Then, choose to Get a File it will download a file from a given URL.

Add HTTP Module

Step 5: Setup HTTP

  • Under the URL field, select the Attachment URL from Airtable.

Setup HTTP

Step 6: Add PDF.co Module

  • Let’s add another module and select PDF.co. Then, choose to Upload a File to upload files into temporary storage for use with PDF.co.

Add PDF.co Module

Step 7: PDF.co Configuration

  • For the File field, select the HTTP – Get a File.

 PDF.co Configuration

Step 8: Add Tools Module

  • Now, let’s add the Tools module and choose the Text aggregator to aggregate multiple strings into one text.

Add Tools Module

Step 9: Text Aggregator Configuration

Let’s set up the configuration

  • First, enable the Show advanced settings.
  • In the Source Module field, select the Airtable – Search Records.
  • In the Row Separator field, choose the Other option.
  • For the Separator field, input a comma to separate the URLs.
  • For the Text field, select the URL from PDF.co – Upload a File.

Text Aggregator Configuration

Once you are done setting up the configuration, click on the run scenario button.

Step 10: Add Another Module

  • Let’s add the final module. Search and select the PDF.co module. Then, choose to Merge a PDF to merge multiple PDF files into one PDF.

 Add Another Module

Step 11: Setup PDF.co Configuration

  • For the Input Type field, we will use the Input Link(s) mode.
  • For the Input Link field, add the Text from Text aggregator result.

 Setup PDF.co Configuration

Now, let’s run the scenario to see the result.

Step 12: Run Scenario Result

  • Great! The scenario runs successfully, kindly copy the URL and paste it into your browser to view the output.

Run Scenario Result

In this tutorial, you learned how to merge PDF files from Airtable using PDF.co and Make. You learned how to set up the Text aggregators to aggregate multiple strings into one text. You also learned how to use the PDF.co Merge a PDF to merge multiple PDF files into a single PDF.

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