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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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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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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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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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Understanding Airtable Formula Syntax

A lot of people have asked me how I learned to write Airtable formulas. I wish there was a silver bullet solution, but the truth is that formulas are one of the more complicated parts of any software. However, that's no reason for despair. In this vlog I put together three tips for understanding the syntax of Airtable formulas... let's jump in!

The first tip is that a formula in Airtable...

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