Using Airtable “Views” to Enhance Workflows

Getting organized is a critical part of business – and a huge part of that is developing and improving business procedures, commonly referred to as workflows.

The first time you stare at hundreds (if not thousands) of records of data, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that data is overwhelming and messy. Thanks to Airtable’s views however, that doesn’t have to be the case.

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Understanding “Linking Tables” in Airtable

For people new to databases, learning the ropes can seem overwhelming. But as is often the case, great strides can be made by breaking down information into smaller, more easily digestible pieces.

‘Linking tables’ is one of those very critical pieces – at least, this is what it’s called in Airtable. The more common term within databases is ‘building relationships.’ Relationships are those connections that link data in one place (table) to data in another place (table).

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Introducing the “Matrix” Block in Airtable

Airtable just released some new features this week and they look to pack a mighty punch. Specifically, I explored the Matrix Block today. Unfortunately, this has nothing to do with Neo, and everything to do with two-dimensional matrices. Think of a table with columns and rows. Well, with some simple base planning, I created my first Matrix Block and shared it with you here.

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Getting to Know Airtable in 10 Minutes

Since my wedding date is less than two weeks away, I was speaking with my best man, Srini Rao, the other day. As our chats often do, we got off the topic of the wedding and we were soon discussing business. Several months ago I told Srini about a new tool I found called Airtable. Now being an Excel Power User, it’s no surprise that something like Airtable would get my attention. 

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