Airtable Data Source Available Now! (Beta)

This is excellent news! Already building a few apps - great job Glide team!!!

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Congratulations Glide Team.

These are my impressions after trying Glide Airtable integration beta last weeks as an early adopter.

So excited about having a complete functional integration soon.

I have tried the new Airtable connection and ran into a very serious problem.
Airtable’s linked record fields are not showing in Glide. It impossible to actually use Airtable since all the data is already connected between tables and Glide just can’t see it.

Please fix that.

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In my experience linked data appear correctly in Glide integration. Due to the narrow row limits in the free version the linked data aren’t always available. I made the beta testing upgrading to pro and all linked data were there ready to be shown.

The main problem with this beta version is the impossibility to edit Airtable links and multi attachment Airtable fields. Also I’m missing a carrousel component in Glide Pages in order to show multi attachments as it is already possible in Apps.

Some kind of access to Airtable views would be great.

Although all this lacks, it looks like just a fine starting point but not enough for an official launch.

What the row limit got to do with missing fields?
Airtable’s linked record fields (the field which connects a record to a record in another table) are just missing in Glide.

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@Amit_Merckado can’t you see the Airtable link columns or are they empty?

What do you mean by they’re “just missing”? They don’t show up? They’re not editable yet, but they should show up and be usable.

this is a great evolution for glide. we can see that the application is more reactive than with google sheet! In my opinion, something is missing, being able to use the airtable views as table. that would be awesome.

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@Amit_Merckado I also experienced this initially. But after refreshing the fields showed up.

@sebastiansolari This is amazing news. Already been testing on it and I am super impressed.

When will it be officially launched? As I have a few apps which I need to overhaul and would like to get them operational.

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@Mitch_Thorp It will be available in the next few weeks! :rocket:

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Airtable linked columns & multi attachment edition still not available, but yes this integration is a great addition. Hope it will be available prior to the official launch.

Hmm what are everyone’s thoughts on migrating from Google Sheets to Airtable as a data source with an existing app/data? It seems mighty painful at first glance but it may be worth it for the value adds that Airtable bases come with

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YESSSSSSSS no more coupler.io praise tha lawd.

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Wow, this will drive adoption like crazy! :clinking_glasses: :clap:

Either provide an option or use the Airtable setting for:

  1. Number fields: Option to show as integer/decimal (ignores AT setting)
  2. Number fields: Auto-hide when 0.00/empty (always displays)
  3. Date fields: Option to show/hide time (ignores AT setting).
  4. Users: Cannot switch users in the editor or doing something wrong…
  5. Lists: Filter a relation field with dynamic/user values, currently only (not) empty.
  6. Lists: Use a look-up field as source.

My two biggest pain points:

  • Lists for look-up data would be awesome for chain linking. Say for example that a user is related to one or multiple orders, to be able to list all looked up items from those orders, without having to link the user to all items. Glide functionality here is ahead of Airtable.
  • Airtable relation fields (single/multi) are stored as arrays, which are unavailable in a lot of Glide functions. As a workaround, I’m adding an Airtable helper field with formula ={variable}&"" to transform the array into a string. Would be great to use arrays directly for filters, templates…
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Edited: I may have just found the solution - although it imported all of the tables automatically, I have discovered that when I right-click on a specific table in Glide, I do have the option to un-link it. It would be best to be able to select the tables when linking - maybe I will try that again and make sure I didn’t miss something.

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Now that I have connected with Airtable, here is my first concern - I have several “Tables” in one “Base”, but it connected with all of the tables when I only want the data from one. This is important because the “Orders” table has over 8K entries, and I don’t want to be paying for lines of data that I don’t want in my app. My request would be to allow us to import from single “tables” in a larger base, if that is possible. I did not see the ability to do this when I connected with Airtable. Hoping I just missed something?

Thanks!

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Thanks for the tips!

Hi guys!

Need some help here. I am trying to create record however in the data column, I can’t select the airtable column which has link to other tables. How do I workaround this?

Airtable Linked columns edition still not available in Glide…

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Thanks