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Allen_Moldovan
7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

Hi All!

Google Tables Offers Dynamic filtering of linked records. Some People Refer to this functionality as cascading drop downs, conditional selects, dynamic linked record filtering. This has been a feature many people have been asking for since airtable launch. Given the google eco system, I may very well jump ship. Take notes airtable.

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ScottWorld
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

UPDATE:

This feature of dynamic/conditional linked records is available in Fillout’s advanced forms for Airtable, which allows you to create or update records in Airtable with a form.

Fillout is truly amazing — it’s 100% free, and their forms allow you to create or UPDATE RECORDS in Airtable from a form. It also offers multi-page forms with conditional paths, accepting payments on forms, creating new linked records on a form, displaying lookup fields & formulas & rollup fields on forms, visually displaying as many fields as you want to see in a linked record selection list, limiting the number of linked records that can be chosen, and dozens of advanced Airtable-specific features that are not available in Airtable’s native forms.

Best of all, Fillout has direct, live, real-time communication with Airtable. I give a brief demonstration of Fillout on this episode of the BuiltOnAir Podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrqXdRNmQIY&list=PLqssva4liHRwHhQIpTXekG8WObEoyC2F1


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Yep, it’s really sad. Airtable had the lead for a while, but they seem to pride themselves on ignoring their customers’ needs. :man_shrugging: Not sure how long a company can thrive (or even survive) with an attitude like that. :man_shrugging:

It’s quite possible that Google Tables will hurt Airtable in the long run, and if so, it will be because of Airtable’s hubris. Google actually listens to their customers’ needs, whereas Airtable is famously known for ignoring their customers’ needs for years.

Agreed! I’ve been pestering them about this for years.

Side note: google tables also allows links to non primary fields, once they role out their formulas, which I expect to be stellar given sheets, I think I will attempt the migration. Hopefully some competition will accelerate A tables missing feature roll outs.

Wow!! Seems like Google Table is fixing all the problems that Airtable has refused to address for years. Who knows if Airtable will respond appropriately or not — overall, Airtable seems extremely tone deaf, and I’ve seen no evidence of that changing.

BobBannanas
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

……lol google’s track record of shutting down products is far too alarming to jump ship.

Ha, this is an excellent point!

That being said— this feature should have came out last year. Airtable can def step it up. Not sure why they are bread crumbing

Support_miniExt
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

We've recently added this feature to the miniExtensions Form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8q5xTrB_Fc

 

ScottWorld
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

This feature of dynamic/conditional linked records is available in Fillout’s advanced forms for Airtable, which allow you to create or update records in Airtable with a form.

Fillout is truly amazing — it’s 100% free, and their forms allow you to create or UPDATE RECORDS in Airtable from a form. It also offers multi-page forms with conditional paths, accepting payments on forms, creating new linked records on a form, displaying lookup fields & formulas & rollup fields on forms, visually displaying as many fields as you want to see in a linked record selection list, limiting the number of linked records that can be chosen, and dozens of advanced Airtable-specific features that are not available in Airtable’s native forms.

Best of all, Fillout has direct, live, real-time communication with Airtable. I give a brief demonstration of Fillout on this episode of the BuiltOnAir Podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrqXdRNmQIY&list=PLqssva4liHRwHhQIpTXekG8WObEoyC2F1