I’m at the very beginning with no-code tools and just trying to build my own ‘doodle’ homemade :winking_face:
I used Tally to collect datas from 2 dedicated forms :
Welcome to the Airtable community!
You say that you are beginning with no-code tools, but you also say you are using the API. The API is not no-code. Can you clarify how you are using the API? Are you using a third party tool?
It sounds like you have a lot of experience with databases. Airtable’s concept of a linked record is very different from how other databases create relationships between records. In Airtable you do not create or pick “key” fields. All related records must be explicitly set in linked record fields.
I’ve got a bit experience with database, that’s true, but not with coding. Not for a very long time anyway :winking_face:
That’s why I’m starting to investigate the no-code ecosystem for I feel a powerful potential within…
I do not use a third party tool for the API, it’s the one natively embedded in Tally :winking_face:
Per that blog post, it looks like Tally only creates new records. It does not update records. It also sounds like you are limited to the features that Tally provides. So, if Tally does not support updating existing records, then you cannot use Tally to do so.
There are some techniques involving automations for updating existing records with information from new records. The process basically involves identifying the original record from information in the new record, updating the original record with the news values, and then deleting (or filtering out) the new record.
Many thanks for your lighting Kuovonne
Seems to be the second restriction I run into with Tally
I love their tool but it may not be mature enough yet :face_exhaling:
By the way, the technique you describe for updating a record sounds great :ok_hand:
Have you got any advice to lead me to a more advanced nocode form generator ?