Slow performance across bases

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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hey guys!

I am noticing my airtable performance has been really slow lately. I manage serval workspaces with multiple bases synced across each other so I'm not surprised to see it move slowly. I was wondering if anyone had any tip or tricks or preventing this? 


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10 - Mercury
10 - Mercury

There are lots of ways to optimize. Generally speaking it’s all about reducing complexity.

1. Are there any processes that could function outside of your main base(s)? For example, reporting processes and associated fields might be able to live on their own in a synced base, lightening the load on your working environment.

2. Rework/simplify/remove “expensive” fields - linked records, lookups, rollups, and formulas are going to cause the most strain on performance. Unfortunately they’re also what makes airtable so great, lol. Try to find areas you can streamline.

3. If you’re using the function NOW() anywhere, try to replace it with TODAY(). NOW() is known to bog down performance.

I could go on, but I’d say those are my three biggest tips. 🙌

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

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