Terrible performance

Just started using Airtable, seemed perfect for my use. Spent the morning importing some CSV tables, making some forms and views and a couple of Kanbans.
Except now it’s unusable all of a sudden. It can take several minutes to switch views. Sometimes it’s then come up with a an error like “File not found” or “resource unavailable”.

I really liked what I saw but it seems very flakey and unreliable. Is this normal?
There’s only about 350 records in my Base, so I can’t imagine I am at all taxing the technology.

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Edit - also just noticed “Saving” after changes is taking a very long time. Eg, change the dropdown value selection in one field, and it took several seconds to save. Where as this morning everything saved in an instant.

Getting a permanent ‘loading’ or ‘trying to reconnect’ message across all of our spaces. Seemed to start happening around 8:50am EST.

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Ah, not just me then. Seems to be completely unusable at the moment. Time to go an make a cup of tea whilst it gets fixed.

Same thing for us. I emailed support. Hopefully fix will be soon. A lot of unhappy users at the moment emailing me…

Same here. Just started using today and it looks great but if perofance issue happen regularly then its a no go

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The same here in Berlin / Germany

same here. have been using for a few months and this is the FIRST time we see this type of performance.
def not the norm

I first heard of AirTable today in a news item from the BBC. I am guessing that many people have had the same idea as me and are trying it out for the first time causing some issues. I’ve signed up but i have no need to play with this right now so I am going to leave it for a while to ease the pressure for you existing users!.


I have a London client who is seeing multiple API failures for the past few hours. I tried to load one of their tables and it never finished.

Obvious service outage at the moment.

I think Jon_Bole has it - I also found the service through a BBC News article this morning. Should have put 2 & 2 together!
Guess there’s been surge in demand that has overwhelmed the infrastructure.

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Our London client mentioned this article as well in the same thread as the system failing.

Looks like it’s down across the board - it’s down for my company, too. That being said, it very rarely goes down and it’s performance is very reliable. You just happened to hit an odd/off time.

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Now working 100% as expected
for me at the moment.

Earlier today, Airtable experienced some brief downtime. Our engineers are currently investigating continued instability. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will keep you updated!

— Airtable Status (@airtablestatus) November 4, 2019

We’re having the same “server issue” as wel…

Getting constantly the next message:
“Lost connection to the server You must refresh the page, or any change you make will not be saved.”

The internet works fine for other purposes…

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Hi Robert, I’m so sorry that you are running into this issue. We did experience some brief downtime earlier today, but should be stable now.

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