Airtable is the coolest software ever. It’s a relational database that looks & feels like a spreadsheet—and we use it for everything. Project management, recruiting funnels, you name it.
Introduction to Airtable bases
An Airtable base contains all of the information you need for a particular project or collection. Each of the square icons on your homepage is a different base. It's kind of like a workbook in a traditional spreadsheet, and can contain multiple tables of content.
Airtable has many options for formatting data, from single/multiple select to checkboxes to formulas and so much more! One key field type to note is the Linked Record option, which is how we can link assignments to writers, editors, and customers. The beauty of linked records is that, when you update the linked record, it updates everywhere else in Airtable! Magic! 🧙♂️
Guide to the basic field types
Unlike a spreadsheet, Airtable fields (columns) have specific "types" that allow you to store rich content in each record. For example, a table can contain records (rows) with attachments, long text notes, checkboxes, and links to records in another table. With all of these different field types, you can configure a table to perfectly fit your needs!
Every table has its own views. Look for the “Master” view in each case, except if you need to drill down on a specific customer, etc.
Guide to views
This article provides an overview of views within Airtable-what they are, why they're important, and how to make new ones. This article is primarily focused on grid views-to learn more about our other view types, please see the articles for creating forms, calendar views, gallery views, and grouped records.
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