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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 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 Create Automated Images for Social Media

Images are a vital part of every social media post. Social media algorithms reward posts with high engagement, and including images with your posts is a key to ensuring that you get the online attention you deserve.

That said, a lot of social media images are derived from a template. For example, every thumbnail I create for YouTube comes from a template. Sure, there are changes for each image...

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How to Use Webhooks with Airtable

In many cases, automation is fairly straightforward to build. Simply connect your software, choose your trigger and actions from a list, and away you go! However, sometimes the specific thing you're trying to automate doesn't already have a trigger established. There are an unlimited number of possibilities here, but let's use the example of pushing a button in Airtable. At present, there...

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Automation for Updating Dependent Task Dates

A chain of events is a difficult thing to plan out when (as in most cases) things are subject to change. For this reason, I rarely attempted to build solutions with this level of granularity in Airtable. Specifically, TASKS usually rely on a dependency to be completed before they can begin. Like a row of dominoes, if one task gets removed or changed, the whole chain will suffer...

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Using IF and SWITCH Formulas

Using formulas is a critical element of building a solid database, but they can be intimidating, especially if you're not accustomed to writing formulas in Excel or similar tools.

One of the most commonly used formulas is the IF formula. This formula checks a logical value that you've assigned. If the logical value is 'true' then the formula spits out one output - if it's 'not true' then a...

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