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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Our business has used Airtable to make a database for our direct to consumer manufacturing business. The good news is that our business has grown, the bad is that we are constantly fighting with the 50K record limit.

What we are looking for is connecting our Airtable database to something that can handle substantially more records. Basically using Airtable as a “front end” to the larger database.

Currently, most of our records are tied up in the bill of materials (BOMs). Most of the BOMs are not currently active (we aren’t currently building that product), however, we need that BOM data to accurately inform our part purchasing.

We currently have a workaround using Airtable’s table syncing but that has only bought us some time and is not the long term solution.

At the end of the day what we are looking for is a way to use and store far more data than Airtable can handle while keeping Airtable as the place where our employees interact with that data.

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast


I have gone through your post & I would be happy to assist you.

I need some information to share my understanding with you. Rates are very competitive so it won’t be any issue for you

Please add me on Skype so we can discuss further.

Warm Regards,

Email – trish at

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8 - Airtable Astronomer
8 - Airtable Astronomer

Hi Michael,
What you are wanting done is well within my area of expertise and I would be happy to help you out on this.
You can reach me on
Best Wishes,

7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

Hi Michael,

I’ve sent you a private message on Airtable.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards,

8 - Airtable Astronomer
8 - Airtable Astronomer

Hey Michael,

I think an AWS integration to save all your BOMs records inside an AWS database would work for you.

Whenever you use the BOM, bring it temporarily during that workflow/process inside Airtable; once you finish using it, delete it from Airtable but keep it on AWS.

We can build that for you.

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What if the BoMs table is 100,000 records?

A NoSQL database can handle millions of records; the AWS middleware (lambda consuming DynamoDB for example) can get just the records that Airtable would use.

Of course, it would depend entirely on Mike´s workflow, but it seems possible to do it.

A solution in terms of what the client is asking for, but that´s where the discovery call will clarify, and maybe there would be other solutions. :thumbs_up:

Apparently I am not making myself clear - if the BoMs list is 100,000 records and your Airtable account only supports 50,000 records, how will you “bring it into Airtable temporarily”?

I won´t bring the entire BoMs; only those the client needs at any specific point in time; there can also be some pre-processing, so it will entirely depend on the workflow, and what the client would need.

That makes sense, but it also adds a level of UI and workflow that must exist. The real complexity (I suspect) will be when two users want to utilize two completely sets of BoM data at the same time. :winking_face: