Hello @Andrew 2 years later… what are the updates?
Any devellopments? ETA?
I understand that this request DOES require much work, but also think that “PROBABLY” AirTable has a HUGE concern about this TREMENDOUSLY POPULAR feature request. Since EVEN the free plan has UNLIMITED bases, you probably think that abuse could happen IF you were to offer base linking.
In my humble opinion, and I invite everyone who agrees with me to like this response, The answer is a very simple and straight forward NO.
Simply because if we are at a point that we feel a strong need to link bases, we quite probably are ALSO at a point where we ALREADY have :
- A premium plan
- Tons of data inserted in our tables
- More than one project = different bases
- More than one base using THE SAME TYPE OF INFOS or even EXACTLY SAME INFOS.
Therefore we ALSO ALREADY have the need to DROP our quantity of generated information by linking the tables together, thus permitting us to TREMENDOUSLY DROP the same infos that can be found in 1, 2, 5, 10 , ONE HUNDRED different bases… Yes I’m exagerating, but I’m SURE that there are SOME users here with close to that many, if not more than 100 bases in their profiles
In my different bases I could have :
1 - a phonebook
2 - a list of businesses
3 - an inventory management system used my more than one business (2 )
4 - They (the businesses (2)) use the purchases manager to add their inventory (3)
5 - Once their inventory (3) is entered using the puirchase manager (4), they (the businesses (2)) chose if they want to offer it on the ONLINE CATALOG
6 - Obviously, this will produce SALES, so a sales tracking system will be required.
Now, obviously, NOT everyone will have access to the content of the different bases on the same level. The people with access to the phonebook will not have access to the businesses inventories. — BUT THEN AGAIN… In the businesses infos, there MAY be a link to view its ONLINE CATALOG. but NOT their sales nor purchases.
Why multiplicate same infos when we can link the whole shabang together???
Now I could have added very much more types of bases that can be linked together :
- Zip/Postal codes
- Street names
- Reports and statistics on sales
I DEFINITELY hope this HELPS our cause, and gives a good push for the progression of this feature which, without it, people will end up migrating elsewhere.
Thanks in advance for your prompt follow up,
The guy that could structure his WHOLE LIFE using tons of bases… IF they were linked together