Comment webhook

As an administrator of Baserow, I now have the possibility to handle permissions on specific table. However, when I comment a row, I have no way to notify a coworker that he has to change something (apart from the current UI change nearby the row number in the left)

Allowing creation of a webhook that is triggered when a comment is created, the same way there’s currently a row.created row.updated and row.deleted webhook

Hey @dynnammo,

Cool idea!

We do have an issue already to track this feature: Add webhook for new comments (#1477) · Issues · Bram Wiepjes / baserow · GitLab

We might want to hold off until we introduce our workflow module, but if the demand for such a feature exists in the short term we are usually quite flexible with our feature schedule.

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Hello @dynnammo, would a notification system cover your use case? It means you could tag users and notify them this way.

If I take a step backward, my current need isn’t about a comment webhook itself, but more about a notification system, you’re right to rephrase it. I hope however that implementing such webhook isn’t too difficult, since I think it could really bring a plus to Bsr if people want to implement their own notification system with 3rd parties tools like n8n/zapier.

Notification could mean different implementation :

  • sth like a :bell: icon on the top of the dashboard of each user. When a user mention another, it changes the icon with a little bubble with the number of times he/she was notified (similar to the way we are notified on chat apps like Telegram, Signal etc.)
  • email sending : the notified user received a mail containing the link to the row on which he/she was notified, with the comment and the user that posted it

Both would satisfies my case :+1:

Side notes - Looking at airtable webhooks & notification stuff

Strangely , I find the Airtable webhooks quite scarce, there’s no sign of comments in them

They however have a strong notification system : Managing Airtable Notifications | Airtable Support like the one you are suggesting

That’s good! And many thanks for sharing your vision on the notification system implementation — that’s very helpful.

We’ll re-discuss the comment webhook request once again :raised_hands: