I’d like to use airtable for a Chat messaging app but when i see the pricing page and it says 5000 records per base i am wondering how to set up the base and tables to ensure i don’t go beyond the limit.
As chat messaging between members will be very frequent it will keep adding the comments as rows. Is there any way to insert the new comments/chats in a more optimal way to ensure we don’t hit the limit soon? Any tutorial link for Chat/message oriented app?
Anothr question i have is if we use a filter date (say records > 30 days), the filtered table shows lesser number of records. So, does Airtable treat the current records after the filter is applied or will it consider the unfiltered records?
Airtable allows you to chat (i.e. make comments, tag each other, etc.) in the Activity Feed for each record. I don’t think that there’s a limit to the chats there, but I’m not sure.
However, if you’re trying to use Airtable as a messaging app, I personally think that’s a really bad idea. That’s not what Airtable is best suited for, and it’s not even what Airtable is designed for.
That’s what an app like Slack is designed for, and you can even integrate Airtable with Slack in a variety of different ways.
No, you can’t hack the record limit by filtering records.
Again, I would highly recommend against you using Airtable as a chat app. It’s a poor use of Airtable.