Yep, sadly, I just discovered this myself once I actually started playing around with this feature. Makes this feature very half-baked, so it’s not anywhere near as useful or powerful as we all thought it was going to be. Back to the drawing board with workarounds, extra fields, hidden fields, etc.!
@Katherine_Duh, is there any way for professional Airtable consultants/developers/power users like myself to become more involved with communicating with the Airtable team to help improve the platform moving forward? Building a community around your best & brightest customers can only help to improve & grow the platform.
What’s personally frustrating to me about being a professional Airtable consultant/developer is that I really love Airtable — but there seems to be a silence between Airtable’s team and their customers (primarily their power users & professional developers). My personal frustration is that it seems like there is very little outreach/communication between Airtable and their power users about how to improve the platform moving forward — no discussions, no outreach, no surveys, no product roadmaps, not even a community-building effort like an annual conference or even a dedicated private forum amongst Airtable team members & power users. Now who knows, maybe all of this actually DOES exist, but I don’t know anything about it.
I’m not saying any of this because I dislike Airtable… I’m saying it because I absolutely love Airtable and I adore Airtable and I want to see the platform grow & thrive & succeed & take over the world. I hate seeing people leave the platform after a week of using it because his problem couldn’t be solved in Airtable. But it seems like the Airtable team is just silently doing their own thing, oblivious to (or not paying attention to) what their customers are really asking for.
What we really need is a developer’s community, where Airtable and developers/power users/consultants come together as one.