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MC2021
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Hi Airtable product team!

Is there any way to get more automations per Airtable base? We’re a small but growing company that runs our entire Customer Success and Project Management teams on Airtable. We use the automations to ping the right folks (different Customer Success folks) on Slack as a project moves through different stages, and we just hit our max of 25 automations per Airtable base.

We would love to stick to Airtable (we love it so much), but if we can’t have more automations tied to it, we’ll have to figure out other tools as we scale. Help!

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Welcome to the community, @MC2021!

I know, it seems nuts, but Airtable has limited the number of automations to 25 per base (and 25 actions per automation). Even on the Enterprise pricing plan!

I haven’t tried this myself yet, but my guess is that you could probably set up extra bases to sync tables from your original source table, and then setup 25 automations in each one of those additional bases.

But that’s a really messy way of doing things. And to make matters worse, if you go over your allocated amount of “automation runs” in a month, Airtable gives you ABSOLUTELY NO WAY to purchase more automations at all! You have to wait until THE NEXT MONTH to be able to run your automations again! I don’t know anybody for whom this WOULDN’T be a deal-breaker. Think about your business being forced to shut down for the rest of the month, because Airtable doesn’t let you purchase more automations to finish out the month.

You might want to turn to Integromat, the professional & powerful automation platform. It has no limits, its automations can be professionally scheduled, it has thousands of powerful features that go way beyond the capabilities of Airtable’s automations, and you can purchase more automation runs if you use up your allocation. It can also serve as communication between your Airtable database and other web services.

There is a bit of learning curve to Integromat. If you need an expert to help you get setup with Integromat, please feel free to contact me through my website at scottworld.com. (I am a professional Airtable consultant and a Registered Integromat Partner, and the Integromat link contains my personal referral code.)

I apologize in advance for contradicting such a learned and knowledgeable contributor, but I just looked and see you can use up to half a million automations for the Enterprise level.

Free = 100
Plus = 5000
Pro = 50,000
Enterprise = 500,000

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Contradiction, yes - but practical? No.

So you’re a small company of ten people with a penchant for automation who must increase the database costs by more than ten times just to sustain automation?

Impractical.

Automation makes it possible for businesses to hire 2 more workers who each need Airtable accounts.

I was just correcting the number of automations available per level, not looking to debate practicality of expense, etc., but I don’t disagree with you.

No, this is the NUMBER OF RUNS, not the number of automations nor automation actions. These are 3 completely different things. The number of automations is capped at 25, and the number of actions per automation is also capped at 25.

Ahhh - got it. I misunderstood what you were saying. I appreciate the clarification.

Tim_Sullivan
7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

Crazy, I wonder why?

Ha! These are the exact 4 words I say every hour of every day when I use Airtable! :crazy_face: :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: :man_shrugging:t2:

Airtable is a colorful & half-baked product that often makes little sense.

The thing that’s driving me the most crazy right now is that they’ve changed the hover action of the View name — it only responds to your mouse if you approach the view name from underneath. I’ll be posting a video of this later on today.

I just posted a video of this here: