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Subfolder Automation Jul 05, 2022

Google Drive is a wonderful resource for storing and sharing files, but keeping it organized can be time consuming. This tutorial showcases an automation that will allow you to create new folders in Google Drive with the push of a button! Then, bring that data into Airtable so you store the...

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Airtable Interface Feature: Sort and Add New Linked Records Jun 27, 2022

Airtable continues to enhance their Interfaces with new features. In this tutorial I walk through how you can build an element for a linked relationship in your interface that allows you to add new records as well as sort your existing linked records.

In the tutorial, I highlight the...

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Google Doc automation from Airtable Jun 20, 2022

Airtable recently released a new automation feature that enables the automatic creation of Google Docs! In this tutorial I break down the steps to creating an automation that uses this feature so that you can start implementing this new tool yourself.

In this example, I demonstrate how we can...

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Delete Airtable Records with Automation Jun 13, 2022

Deleting records in Airtable isn't something you should do often. Most of the time, it's preferable to archive data instead of delete it completely. However, there are instances where deleting records does make sense. For those scenarios, wouldn't you prefer to have an automation delete those...

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The Power of Softr Forms - Use Hidden Fields & Create New Records Jun 06, 2022

When building a front-end app in Softr, you'll likely want to allow your users to create new records in Airtable. For this we have Softr forms, allowing you to add a straightforward Form Block to your page, allowing users to submit responses. While the block itself is straightforward, the use...

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Airtable Biggest Limitations (& how to overcome them!) May 30, 2022

All software has limitations and Airtable is no exception! Time and time again, clients reach out to us asking if Airtable can solve specific problems, but we are always wary of these limitations from the tool. That said, limitations in Airtable are generally simple to solve by turning to...

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Take Comments in your Softr app with the new Comments Block May 27, 2022

Softr released a highly anticipated new feature that allows you to add comments to your Softr app. Now your team can collaborate on another level with the ability to chat directly in your app. The comments are automatically timestamped and the logged in user who left the comment is recorded....

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Count Record Edits with Automation May 23, 2022

Have you wanted to know how many times a record was edited? Counting edits manually isn't reliable, nor is it an effective use of time. Thank goodness for automation!

In this tutorial I walk throught the simple steps to create an automation to do exactly this. We create a trigger that watches...

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Summarize Data and Automatically Link Tables May 16, 2022

When getting summarized data from Airtable, it's common to use a rollup field. In many instances, you may need to create a specific table for rolling up the data you want to summarize. For example, you may want to look at the total number of hours of labor scheduled for a day, but without...

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Button Automation: Trigger Automation from your Airtable Interface May 09, 2022

Airtable recently released a new feature for Airtable Interfaces: the Button Element. This option allows you to drop buttons directly in your interface workflow, which each have the option of updating five fields within a record.

On the surface, this may sound like automation. While it's similar...

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Airtable Interface Updates: Calendars and Buttons May 02, 2022

Airtable Interfaces continue to be improved with the release of new features. We recently received four new upgrades to Interface Designer, namely:

  1. Duplicate an Interface Element
  2. Duplicate an Interface Page
  3. Adding a Calendar Element
  4. Adding a Button (with up to 5 actions)

In this video, I...

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What is "no code" or "low code"? Apr 25, 2022

The next generation of software is here. In fact, it has been here for years! "No code" or "low code" software allow anyone to create custom apps and workflows without needing to ever write a line of code. This is revolutionary for businesses and organizations, because it allows for faster...

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