Every day I update all of my clients on the items I need from them so I can keep their projects on track. Having separate records for every single subtask is overkill so a single record is the parent record and I use the rich text check boxes “”/“” to keep track of the subtasks.
As the clients completes subtasks, I manually draft up an email or text with what is still needed.
So I’m looking for a way to filter out subtask #2 and only leave me with:
Airtable does not give us a way to split apart data from a field within a formula, so you will not be able to do this as an automatic feature within your table. However, it should be possible to make this happen using a script (or a script action within an automation).
The basic algorithm will be to split the contents of the tich text field on the line break character, check each row for a filled checkbox character and then re-join only the rows that do not have the filled checkbox character. You could maintain a second field (perhaps called “filtered summary”) where the script/automation outputs the filtered rich text.
EDIT: years later and I still forget about those regex functions! @Adam_TheTimeSavingCo’s solution is super clever!