Hey, just have a quick question that I have not been able to solve otherwise
So we have a pretty complete base with the following flow :
1.Client fills an Airtable form to book a service;
2. Internal team of operators have different views related to the state of the bookings ( in transit, current, done)
3. Each major client would have a filtered shared view of their bookings, grouped by status
Here is a quick idea of how the base is setup :
- Customer / Client
Customer table having the customer ID as their main identifier (primary key of the Customer table), Full company name being the second column, to make sure in the Airtable Form that the customers cannot see the other customer other than their randomized Customer IDs. We communicate with each client their Customer ID and with a prefilled URL we prefill the form shared with the customer.
So the current problem is that if the operator needs to fill manually a new booking, they need to search the client by Customer ID (primary key of the linked table), which they do not know by heart having thousands of entries.
We want to see if there is a way to search by the second column and not only by the primary key. So if they start writing " Company XYZ inc" it would currently return no result, since the search field looks into the randomized Customer ID being something like “9166 7484”. Is there any way to configure the search field so it searches a designated column ( in our case : Full Company Name).
Currently, the solution is to find the company from the Customer table and create a new booking directly in the related booking column (Linked to Bookings) having a pop-up of the created booking and it permits that the booking is directly linked to the right customer.