Airtable is an amazing tool for quickly prototyping ideas.
After working helping many teams build prototypes or production applications that use Airtable as a database, we compiled the six best practices that we see make these projects not only faster to build, but easier to maintain and scale. For instance:
- Setup a Dev Environment: Things can break as you build new features or adjust your base schema. So duplicate your base to create a “Dev” environment in case you need to revert back. This allows you to build with confidence.
Use a naming convention to delineate lookups and calculated fields: Lookups and calculated fields can make it hard to maintain a clean data model and understand how your data is changing. So use a naming convention that helps identifies these field types (like and underscore →
- Create a quick README doc: It’s surprising how many teams don’t know about all the automations and integrations that are changing data within their base. So take a moment after each integration is built to document it for your team using the Airtable Description App.
Get all the best practices and details by checking out our blog post:
I think you’ll find these tips are as true for low-code implementations as they are for applications built in full code.
Hope you all find this helpful