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Using Airtable to Assist the Elderly

The local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is helping the elderly in our community to shelter in place during the COVID-19 pandemic by purchasing and delivering supplies to them. Employees of the AAA are driving around to purchase requested items at various stores, but they really needed a way to track the purchases that were being made. As a government funded program, the audit requirements...

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Creating a User Portal for Airtable

Airtable is so incredibly powerful, but like all software, it has some limitations. Possibly the largest of those limitations is being able to limit access for your users.

Yes, Airtable has provided us with four levels of permissions (Creator, Editor, Collaborator, Read-Only). So, when you share access to your database, of course you can select from these four permission levels to determine...

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Steps for Building a No Code App

These are uncertain times - that much is undeniable.

There are so many questions and fears that I continue to hear echoed on social media. For many of those questions, I don't have good solid answers - however, there are some questions that I have personally worked to solve for the past several years...

How do I transition my business to work remotely?

How can I work more...

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Track Inventory and Reordering with Airtable

Tracking inventory is a vital part of so many businesses. Inventory is a tricky thing to manage - having too much is an inefficient use of capital, and having too little produces delays and lost opportunities. So how do you get that sweet spot and know how much inventory to keep on hand? How do you know when it's time to reorder?

Sure there are tons of expensive inventory solutions out...

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How to Automate an Approval Process in Airtable

An approval process is an important check and balance for any business. As your team grows and you add layers of complexity to an operation, you'll want to empower your leadership with a clean and simple way to manage. For this, you can leverage the power of Airtable and Zapier to organize and automate the necessary steps.

In this tutorial, I walk through an enhanced approval process...

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Build Internal Automation with the Scripting Block

The thing that I love the most about Airtable is how powerful it is without using a line of code. Personally, I'm the kind of person who, after graduating college with a degree in Applied Mathematics, felt like I made a mistake for not earning a degree in Computer Science. In fact, I remember talking with my friends about this very thing at the time - I was worried that my math...

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How to Organize Carpooling Using Airtable

Carpools are always so tough to organize, especially for working parents! Our eldest daughter has practice at least two days per week and performances every weekend. It's no small feat to make sure that she (and the rest of her team) all show up to all these events on time. Half the time, it feels like last minute texts get sent between the parents and we make last minute decisions to get the...

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Airtable Blocks to Track Projects and Tasks

Project Management is something many of us struggle with in some shape or form. Given the focus on efficiency, we want to make sure that we are getting the most out of our 'work-time' and this means finding ways to do things faster and with greater accuracy. This becomes even more true when your managing a team and trying to keep all the other moving pieces humming along.

Blocks come in very...

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Build an Attendance Tracker in Airtable

Given Airtable's flexibility, it's not surprising that users sometimes struggle to build the optimal architecture for their databases. One question I've received numerous times over the past month has been in relation to structuring around attendance for a schools, classes, or events.

When I hear the word attendance, I think back to the scantrons that my high school teachers used. Student...

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Coda Project Part 2: Using Buttons in Coda

When we left off with our Coda project (Part 1 here), we needed to add functionality to buttons inside our doc. To set the stage here, this specific part of our process is to determine an outcome from a consultation. Ideally, if a consultation goes well and the prospective client can use our help, we'd like to offer some next steps. Perhaps this is in the form of a proposal, or maybe we...

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