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How to Filter Softr Data by User Email

It has long since been possible to add views to your Airtable base. These views can be uniquely crafted and shared with external parties to give them a chance to view their data. These features work very well, but they come with some downsides - namely:

  1. Each view must be created manually
  2. Many views can add clutter
  3. Views aren't as customizable as a webpage

In the case where Airtable users may...

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How to Update Airtable with a Form

There are many reasons why you would want to update Airtable data through a form. Most popular of these is the fact that it can be difficult to limit data access for the users in your Airtable database. However, if you could create a "read-only" view for them, and allow them to push a button to update data in that view, all your problems would be solved! With this approach, you can (1)...

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How to Create a Membership App using Softr

In this post, I'm delving into more detail about Softr - specifically, I'll be showing you how I created a membership app (from scratch) in less than 30 minutes.

The first thing to explore in Softr is the left panel. This allows you to access your app's Pages, Blocks, Data, and Settings. I go into each of these categories in this week's video, but let's focus on the Pages and Blocks for...

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Meet the New Interface for Airtable - Softr.io

Airtable is clearly a very powerful tool and it thrives in this no-code space where complex data-structures require unique solutions. The flexibility of the software is undeniable and the CEO of Airtable, Howie Liu, has compared it to a box of Legos on multiple occasions. However, the front-end of Airtable isn't quite as flexible. Over the years, we've experienced numerous use-cases where...

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How to Track Stocks in Airtable

Last week, history was made on Wall Street when a group of self-proclaimed degenerates banded together and sent GameStop's stock soaring. Regardless of your opinion and position, it's undeniable that this event has rippled through the financial world and inspired thousands, if not millions, of new investors. The effects of this will be written about in finance text books for decades to...

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Airtable Automations - New Features

Last week, Airtable quietly shipped some new features for Airtable Automations, including one new trigger and one new action step! These new additions will allow you to build more complex automations and are available on both the paid and free plans!

New Trigger: At a Scheduled Time

This new trigger allows you to schedule your automations for specific dates and times. Although we have...

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Using Automations to Create New Tasks

A very popular question I get regarding task management in Airtable is about creating new tasks that automatically get assigned to team members, based on a template. While there are a number of ways to do this (including a more advanced approach using an Airtable Script), I prefer to build automations directly inside of Airtable. The steps are straightforward, and editing the automation in the...

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Advanced Automation Retrigger

Full Disclosure: this is a more advanced concept than I wouldn't normally address in my videos. If you are still getting comfortable with the software, you may opt to bookmark this post and come back to it later. There are a lot of moving parts here...

The problem is simple enough: Airtable Automations allow us to retrigger multiple times off the same record, but Zapier automations do not ...

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How to Consider Averages in Airtable

Calculating Averages is an essential part of database design, but there are several options to choose from when setting up your ideal structure. How will you decide which 'type' of average to create for your database? Well, it generally starts with knowing your options, including pros and cons for each choice.

In this video, I walk through a few different ways to calculate averages inside your...

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Template for Tracking Fitness Goals

If you're looking to take greater control of your fitness, tracking your data is a critical step to achieve success. In business it is often said that what isn't measured isn't improved - this concept applies to personal life as well! If you want to shed pounds or increase muscle, you'll want to track your progress to stay motivated and keep your goal in front of you.

An easy...

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