My use-case: I’m using Airtable to describe a detailed flow. Each row is a process step or a decision question. I added various columns, and also a Goto column for the next step. While this is an ok solution for my needs, it’s also tedious because I can’t graphically view the table as a flowchart, and because I need to manually maintain the Goto column (e.g. if I add a row, the numbering changes).
I’d love to have a flowchart view built into Airtable. Example implementation:
- Add a “Linked Row” column type (well, chose a better name:-) that’s defined as linked to a different row. This link would automatically be maintained if the column is moved or deleted.
- Add a Flowchart View that would create a graphical flowchart view of my table with rows converted into boxes (the contents of the box would be the Name column? - TBD) and with lines connecting linked rows.
Bonus points if you also do the following:
- A flowchart “type” column for: Process/Decision/etc.
- In case of a Decision (e.g. Yes/No), the Linked Row would allow linking multiple rows
- Linked Row would also allow tagging a link with text: e.g. “3:Yes,4:No”