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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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Blocks: Web Clipper

One of the newer Airtable Blocks makes data scraping from the internet pretty easy. In fact, with a few mouse clicks, it allows you to add an extension to your Chrome Browser that will plug website data directly into your Airtable database. I'm talking, of course, about the Web Clipper Block.

When I first heard about the Web Clipper, I was a bit skeptical. My initial thought was that I...

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Coda Project Part 1: Bringing Data into Coda

For the past couple of years, GAP Consulting has managed all of our ongoing leads, projects, payments, etc. (basically our entire business) from an Airtable database. I hope this comes as no surprise, seeing as this is exactly how we help our clients. As I mentioned in an email from a couple of weeks ago, we realized that we essentially help create low-code apps for our clients. To...

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Everything You Need to Know about Airtable Forms

By default, Airtable is a relational database software. That's an important place to start, given that this post will be going into detail on Airtable Forms. Let's temper our excitement from the start - Airtable's purpose was never to create the most robust "form software" for the modern era. That said, they did include form functionality and the forms have some pretty cool use-cases.

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Getting Started with Coda

Confession time...

For several months, our development team has been developing in a system other than Airtable **gasp**!

This might come as a shock, since we've built a name for our firm as Airtable Experts. But, as is true with all software - sometimes you need additional functionality. As I tell all my clients, Airtable is fantastic, but it has its limitations (what doesn't?)

So, we...

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Using Zapier Paths in an Automation

Last week, I showed the power of using Conditional Form Logic - the end result is a form that adjusts as it is answered. Different questions become available based on inputs as they are received. As you might imagine, building automation for this type of form is more advanced, giving us the perfect excuse to explore Zapier's Paths.

Before we get too far, I would be remiss not to mention...

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