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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator
Status: New Ideas
What is the proposed idea/solution?

A Project Archive Feature to make it easy to 'deactivate and hide a project when certain criteria are met. An archived project would be grayed-out, hidden completely everywhere in the base or moved into an Archive Table.  It would no longer affect any rollups or calculated fields.  To make it active again, the user goes to Archive settings, click 'Show Archived Projects' then changes the criteria back to active.  

How does is solve the user problems?

Current solutions only hide the project from view. it is still active and you need to consciously filter it from view everywhere in the base. Or you need to manually copy the project to an Archive table and delete from active which is tedious. 

How was this validated?

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Who is the target audience?

Project managers with multiple projects that have a lot of fields/data.  Their organization is known to pause or cancel a project and re-activate it again at a later date. Or they simply want to save old projects for reference. 

1 Comment
10 - Mercury
10 - Mercury

I like this idea! Airtable needs a way to archive records beyond duplicating bases to keep # of bases manageable. Not sure how archived records would work with ever changing fields in a base... but I'm sure Airtable could solve this!