I’ve created an Airtable with 3 different tables.
-1 table for survey 1
-1 table for survey 2
-1 table to summarise both surveys
In my “summary” table I need to get data from 1 column in survey 1 and from 1 column in survey 2. I’ve tried lookup and link record but couldn’t manage to do it.
The surveys tables are made of copy/paste data from CSV files that I update when i need by doing more copy/paste.
Columns name and order in both surveys table are different.
Do you have any ideas on how I can manage this?
Many thanks for your help1
Hi @Andy_Springer and welcome to the community!
Is there a data entree that is identical in both surveys (eg client name)? Maybe you could make that field in both surveys link to a 4th table with that data and then use 2 lookup fields to get that info?
Just a first thought here :man_shrugging:
Hey thanks for your answer!
Unfortunately no, it’s 2 different surveys for different client and made by different people so i don’t have twice the same data.
The only common data between the 2 tables is “ip address”. This is a terminology that is used in both surveys but the column’s name are not the same in both tables. I hope it’s clear!
Well, then you could make a new table with the ip address as primary field and make a linked field out of the “ip address” field (name doesn’t matter) in both survey tables. That way you could lookup/rollup all the data you need.
From 1 of your existing IP address field, you can just double click the field name and change the field type to “link to another record” and then choose “create a new table”. The data in your IP address field will now be converted to the primary (= first) field of that new table.
Then, do the same for the other IP address field in the other table, but instead of choosing “create a new table”, choose the new table you just made.
NPS type is what i’m looking for but this is not the same column name in both tables. I think that’s why i can’t do a lookup
I’e tried to do a lookup with the NPS and it’s just giving me the wrong data in. It gives me the 1st data of 1st column of each table. The tables are linked too. CR1 NPS linked with NPS Report and CR2 NPS linked with NPS Report.
OK, let’s give this another go :slightly_smiling_face:
In your table “CR1 NPS”, double click on your field “IPAddress” and choose “link to another record” as field type. Then select “create a new table”. That way, a new table will be created, with the mentioned IP Addresses being in the primary field.
In your table "CR2 NPS, do the same with your field “IP Address”. Don’t select “create a new table”, but select the newly created table from the step above. These IP Addresses will now also show up in the primary field of that new table.
In that new table, you can then add 2 lookup fields, one referring to the “NPS Type” field in “CR1 NPS” and one to ?? in “CR2 NPS”.
That way, in your new table, you’ll have the IP Address and the 2 data types you want to see in 1 record.
The problem here is that you’ve made your own (single) record in a new table and then linked every other record to it, instead of using the actual IP as a primary field.