Airtable troubleshooting: a shared view URL appears to be a shared base URL

Issue description

With, you can import the Airtable shared view data. If you paste the link to the whole Airtable base instead of a single shared view URL, you will receive the "Cannot access data: shared view URL appears to be shared base URL" notification when setting up an importer:

How to fix the issue

To receive a link to a specific shared view, follow these steps: 

  1. Navigate to the Airtable view that you want to share.
  2. Click the "Share view" button.
  3. Click the "Create a sharable grid view link" button.
  4. Copy the link and make sure that the "Allow viewers to copy data out of this view" toggle is on (otherwise, you won’t be allowed to import data from this view).
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