I spent 4 whole days building a prototype of our inventory management system in airtable, only to have my boss come back saying “if I need to pull the data down from airtable into excel and format it again to look at my report, what’s the point?”
I love airtable, but for the mainstream excel user to adopt it, there are 2 very basic features it NEEDS to have.
Wrappable column tiles
I have columns where the data inside is 1-2 characters, but the columns take up 50-100px on the screen. This means I cannot look at a full report without scrolling, and with scrolling I may lose some context.
Some columns, particularly formulas/rollups are more important than others. With tables having 100s of columns in some cases, it is very useful to color code columns and easily find the data you need.
We are now looking at using Excel in the cloud with Script Lab as an alternative, as reporting is key to my organization. But I much prefer AirTable and want to see it succeed…highly recommend working on this feature - looking at this thread there’s many who have been pushing for it and 4 years with no progress is kind of a scary sign