Airtable > Spotify to upload a cover image for a playlist

The automation modules exist, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to configure it.
Anyone have a clue?

I am watching AT records for when a thumbnail is uploaded, and I want that thumbnail then used as the cover image for a playlist in Spotify. Seems like it would be straightforward but I can’t figure it out.

Please help!

So do you already have a workflow? Can you show me the configuration so I might see where you’re stuck?


Hey, Thanks for your help!

There are just two modules, and should be straightforward. On the Airtable side, I am just watching records for when a thumbnail gets added, and using that Last Modified field as my trigger, so that should be fine.

My issue is on the Spotify side. Its asking for 3 things.

  1. The Spotify ID. Can I use the Playlist URL for this? If not, is there a way to extract the ID from the URL in Airtable? If so, I don’t know how.

  2. Cover Image Name. - I’m assuming this is asking for the filename of the image in AT we want to use? I have tried that and its not working.

  3. Cover Image Data - I assume this is asking for the URL of the image itself? I have tried that and its not working.

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Thanks for your help, this is driving me nuts. (I’m new to Make)

This is what I am trying now, keeps throwing a 400 bad request but no clue which field is wrong.

I haven’t tried the Spotify Module but I feel like the field for “Cover Image Data” wants to have the data and not an URL. So you might want to use the “HTTP Download File” Module to first download the file and then pass it on to the Spotify Module.
How important is this to you? I feel like I would need to give it a try myself if this doesn’t work :smiley:

Thanks, I’m going to try that as well.
This is a fairly large project that is quite important, so I appreciate the help! I’ll reply with what happens.

Ok, I tried it with no luck. Different error now though, 413 instead of 400. Would be nice if it told you exactly what was going wrong here.
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Alright! But this looks great so far.

Spotify does not explain what 413 means, so this could really be some random stuff. Try the following:

a) just run it again and see if it works.
b) Maybe map the file name & data so you can remove the “.png” in the filename. There might always be some stuff evaluating files on their ending…

Honestly, I hope this works!! :smiley: