Re: Quick and very dumb question about using date fields

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast


I'm setting up my first timeline view and using date fields for the first time, and feeling like a complete moron because I cannot figure out for the life of me where I am supposed to enter the actual date here, this UI is not making any sense to me, lol — am I supposed to type the date into the field name ???

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8 - Airtable Astronomer
8 - Airtable Astronomer

You may want to do your initial setup in a grid view, because it will help you understand what the fields are doing.
Imagine Airtable like a big spreadsheet, and the fields are your columns. The field name is basically your column header. Example:
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Thanks! ! Yes, I agree that working from the grid forward is helpful, I eventually puzzled it out.... I've worked with lots of other view table and base types, it's just taken me a minute for my brain to process how a two axis spreadsheet view where neither of the axes is TIME can capture temporality, 🙂