It would be amazing to be able to see which fields and views rely on a given field (via linkages, formulas, and filters). Currently when we want to change a field’s type, format, values, or delete the field altogether, we are blind to which other fields or views will be impacted by that change.
To help address this for our bases, we have built a separate metadata base to visually map all the metadata of our other bases. We have a nightly process that crawls the schema of our bases and builds out a map of all Bases, Tables, Fields and Views, including which fields directly rely on other fields. Now, whenever we make a change to a field, we always check the metadata base to understand what other fields and parts of the system will be impacted, so we can ensure there are no hidden breakages and the base continues to work as expected.