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Lack of Storage Facility for Attachments

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4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer
Status: New Ideas
What is the proposed idea/solution?

Permit an integration with Google Drive for Cloud Storage or any other platform as such for attachments because when there are attachments included within in a Form, the database cannot handle the capacity which airtable provides. 

How does is solve the user problems?

The user can now view critical documents through Google Drive from the airtable once the user clicks on any cell which has an attachment, or you could use an API to Pull that data and show it in some interface within airtable itself to make it easier for the user to visualise, but the data is stored in GDrive.

How was this validated?

After I tried showcasing Airtable to the Senior Management who had already invested in Microsoft Suite, they found it ridiculously expensive for only having 1GB of cloud storage for attachments when you could simply connect to your Google Drive or Dropbox and avail extra storage which is not an available feature. 

Who is the target audience?

Anyone who requires additional storage for attachments. 

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18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

Only the free plan has a limit of 1 GB. Airtable offers up to 1,000 GB of storage space per base, depending on what billing plan you’re on.

Airtable offers the URL preview extension which previews Google Drive files in Airtable, but unfortunately, extensions don’t work in interfaces.

(If you’d like to custom-create your own Google Drive integration, you can do that with Make, but that won’t offer previews in Airtable.)