Would love a find/replace option!


#1

Not sure how much detail I can give on this request, so just trying to hit my 20 char. :gift:


#2

Seconding this. Would be nice to find/replace within a single column in particular. Just encountered a need for this, but fortunately my database is small enough right now to do it manually.


#3

I would love to see this functionality added.


#4

Would be a lifesaver.


#5

Thanks for the feedback, guys! We’ll definitely take this into consideration, as it’s a request we’ve had from a lot of users.

In the meantime, if you have, say, a single line text field which repeats a lot of the same answers over and over again, I would suggest [if appropriate] trying to use a single or multiple select field instead, as it’s much easier to edit the options for the select tokens in the field configuration menu.

Another strategy is sorting by the value you wish to change, and using the fill handle to easily copy the replaced version over a larger range of cells.


#6

yes please. find & replace!


#7

I agree with this feature suggestion.


#8

+10 We need base-wide find and replace too! :+1:


#9

Just thougth the option to copy and paste in Excel, replace text, and copy back to Airtable.


#10

+1. The workaround @Katherine_Duh recommends is great if you’re trying to make all cells the same value, but in our case we need to remove a particular string of text from a column of text fields that have otherwise unique values:

We have a link column with hyperlinks for a content inventory. The ones that go to PDFs were prepended by a Chrome extension, so they all begin with chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/ and then the actual URL. So now we have to manually edit all those fields.

What I ended up doing was copy pasting those cells into Google Sheets, find and replacing, and pasting back.