Let me explain.
I have a base in which I keep track of all the series I watch.
The fields are;
Name, season and then for all the episodes, I use a checkbox
From some of the series, I know how many episodes there are, but from others, I have no idea.
So every time I had watched an episode, I will check it off.
If I want to check, what was the last episode I had watched, I need to scroll to the right to see which is the last I checked off.
Now I was wondering and thinking of changing my base as;
Name, Season, Last Episode and then the row of episode numbers to check.
For the " Last Episode" is there a way to use a formula or condition so it will show the last checked off episode?
I hope it is clear.
Many thanks in advance for all your help and tips.
Hey! there’s definitely a lot of ways you can do this - But it all depends on how you’ve configured your base. Do you have a few screenshots you can share?
I get the message that I cannot attach a picture to the post.
I will try to post it seperate
It is just a simple base.
I am still a newbie to Airtable
And I am using the FREE option.
Right now, that is enough for me.
Thanks in advance for your help and tips
Sorry but I am still getting the message that I cannot post a picture.
No idea how to give you a screenshot.
But it looks like this.
The first field is called Name and is has the title of the series.
The second field is called Season and it is a number field, integer
The next field is called E01 and it is a check field. (This goes on until E23)
For example it looks like this;
Name Season E01 E02 E03 …
Counting Cars 5 v v v
What I would like to do is;
Name Season Last Episode E01 E02 E03 E04 …
Counting Cars 5 3 v v v
I hope this is a bit clear.
(The layout doesn’t look so nice in the post, but there need to be more spaces between the separate parts)
I’m really going to need to see a screenshot - You can add one in your reply by clicking this button [meta alert]
I was with you up until “all the episodes” I use a checkbox. Please can you detail what you mean here? Do you mean you use a checkbox to denote whether all the episodes have been watched, or do you mean you use a checkbox once you watch an individual episode. Because if it’s the latter, I’m assuming you are using another table to track this?
Thats what I did.
I had choose to upload the picture from my computer
I selected the file and clicked UPLOAD
But as soon as I click Reply (at the bottom) I got a pop-up message saying that I can’t put a picture with this post.
I will try it again.
I will try to answer your question.
The first field is called “Name” and it is a text field. (This is the standard first field)
The field next to it, is called “Season”, this is a number field, integer.
The field next to it is called “E01” and it is a Checkbox
The field next to it is called “E02” and it is a Checkbox
And so on until “E23”
Every time I had watched a episode (E01, E02, E03…) I will check off the episode I had watched.
So I see the name of the serie, which season, and the “ticks” if I had watched a episode.
Now I want to insert a new field between “Season” and “E01” with the name “Last Episode”
In this field I want to see the last episode I had watched, so the last E?? that is “ticked”
Again, I will try to insert a picture again.
Maybe there is something about what format is allowed or what size?
I tried to insert the screenshot, but every time I click on REPLY, I get the message
“Sorry, you can’t put images in a post”
I only can click OK and the popup will be gone.
I tried a different screenshot, but same result.
I think I am not allowed to do this.
But it is strange that you can.
I have no idea how else I can give you a screenshot.
I also tried to include a link to the screenshot on my google drive, but I am getting the popup message;
“Sorry, you can’t include a link in a post”
No problem. I honestly don’t think that you’re taking advantage of all of the features Airtable offers. I would recommend Perhaps a rethink of how you’ve structured your Database.
You might want to consider having a table for the Seasons, and then another for the episodes. I would perhaps consider that you look into the Airtable Universe for some inspiration
As I mention, I am new to Airtable and still discovering things.
I think I need to rethink my base.
This was my first setup and was thinking about maybe the watched episode to put it in a new table.
But the options with the ticks, I found it handy.
The link to the suggested base is very handy but complex.
But maybe I can still use some things from it.
Again, thanks for the help.
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