7/13/2021 – BuiltOnAir Live Podcast Full Show – S08-E10

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Welcome to the BuiltOnAir Podcast, the live show.Β  The BuiltOnAir Podcast is a live weekly show highlighting everything happening in the Airtable world.

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Todays Hosts

Alli Alosa – Hi there! I’m Alli πŸ™‚ I’m a fine artist turned “techie” with a passion for organization and automation. I’m also proud to be a Community Leader in the Airtable forum, and a co-host of the BuiltOnAir podcast. My favorite part about being an Airtable consultant and developer is that I get to talk with people from all sorts of industries, and each project is an opportunity to learn how a business works.

Kamille Parks – I am an Airtable Community Forums Leader and the developer behind the custom Airtable app “Scheduler”, one of the winning projects in the Airtable Custom Blocks Contest now widely available on the Marketplace. I focus on building simple scripts, automations, and custom apps for Airtable that streamline data entry and everyday workflows.

Dan Fellars – I am the Founder of Openside, On2Air, and BuiltOnAir. I love automation and software. When not coding the next feature of On2Air, I love spending time with my wife and kids and golfing.

Show Segments

Round The Bases – 00:00:44 –

Following Articles Used in this Segment:

[Airtable Community] One Base fits all? – Ask the community / Base design – Airtable Community Forum

[Airtable Community] Multiselect and Substitute formula – Ask the community / Formulas – Airtable Community Forum

[Airtable Community] Using Web Clipper against your LinkedIn SSI score – Ask the community / Apps – Airtable Community Forum

[Airtable Community] SMS Sent via App how can you track them – Ask the community / Automations – Airtable Community Forum

[Airtable Community] June Product Updates – Announcements – Airtable Community Forum

[Twitter] (19) Chris Messina on Twitter: "In @airtable, I have a column with all the topics… and there are A LOT of them! And sadly, I couldn't find a way to easily copy and paste them all… Hmm… how to export this list? https://t.co/9nSOE3EGL8" / Twitter

[Twitter] (19) Chris Dancy πŸ΅πŸ‘±πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€– on Twitter: "Yesterday I was recording a video of how my @airtable works with @OptimizeIS Ben asked how my values table interacted with my entities table. To me entities (my core) are things I'm responsible for and can apply my values toward. https://t.co/nUFe2ZZ46m" / Twitter

[Twitter] (19) Corinne Marie Riley on Twitter: "I published ONE blog post on Community-Led growth in January. At the bottom, I linked to a simple @airtable list of my B2B communities. I have since accumulated $470 in credits for driving 47 new members to Airtable. Lesson: always include an Airtable link to get rich quick https://t.co/MDmzOwZgjN" / Twitter

[BuiltOnAir Community] Slack | airtable-help | BuiltOnAir

[BuiltOnAir Community] Slack | airtable-help | BuiltOnAir

[Reddit] FinTable and AirTable Add On Services : Airtable

Audience Questions – 00:41:39 –

Kamille Parks answers the Airtable question: “How to use an automations after someone submits a form.”

View the question in the community

Field Focus – 00:47:09 –

A deep dive into the Formulas in Lookup Fields Lookup –  

Automate Create – 00:51:57 –

Watch as we review and work through automations.

Full Segment Details

Segment: Round The Bases

Start Time: 00:00:44

Roundup of what’s happening in the Airtable communities – Airtable, BuiltOnAir, Reddit, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Following Articles Used in this Segment:

[Airtable Community] One Base fits all? – Ask the community / Base design – Airtable Community Forum

[Airtable Community] Multiselect and Substitute formula – Ask the community / Formulas – Airtable Community Forum

[Airtable Community] Using Web Clipper against your LinkedIn SSI score – Ask the community / Apps – Airtable Community Forum

[Airtable Community] SMS Sent via App how can you track them – Ask the community / Automations – Airtable Community Forum

[Airtable Community] June Product Updates – Announcements – Airtable Community Forum

[Twitter] (19) Chris Messina on Twitter: "In @airtable, I have a column with all the topics… and there are A LOT of them! And sadly, I couldn't find a way to easily copy and paste them all… Hmm… how to export this list? https://t.co/9nSOE3EGL8" / Twitter

[Twitter] (19) Chris Dancy πŸ΅πŸ‘±πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€– on Twitter: "Yesterday I was recording a video of how my @airtable works with @OptimizeIS Ben asked how my values table interacted with my entities table. To me entities (my core) are things I'm responsible for and can apply my values toward. https://t.co/nUFe2ZZ46m" / Twitter

[Twitter] (19) Corinne Marie Riley on Twitter: "I published ONE blog post on Community-Led growth in January. At the bottom, I linked to a simple @airtable list of my B2B communities. I have since accumulated $470 in credits for driving 47 new members to Airtable. Lesson: always include an Airtable link to get rich quick https://t.co/MDmzOwZgjN" / Twitter

[BuiltOnAir Community] Slack | airtable-help | BuiltOnAir

[BuiltOnAir Community] Slack | airtable-help | BuiltOnAir

[Reddit] FinTable and AirTable Add On Services : Airtable

Segment: Audience Questions

Start Time: 00:41:39

Airtable Question – How to use an automations after someone submits a form.

Kamille Parks answers the Airtable question: “How to use an automations after someone submits a form.”

View the question in the community

Segment: Field Focus

Start Time: 00:47:09

Learn about the Formulas in Lookup Fields –

A deep dive into the Formulas in Lookup Fields Lookup –  

Segment: Automate Create

Start Time: 00:51:57

Airtable Automations – Automations – At Scheduled Time Triggers

Watch as we review and work through automations.

Full Transcription

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[00:00:01] Okay,
[00:00:02] welcome everyone to the BuiltOnAir podcast. Good to be with you today after
[00:00:06] a week off were well rested and ready to go.
[00:00:10] Everybody have a good week off
[00:00:14] Alli and Kamille with us today, so good. Good to be with you,
[00:00:17] I'm dan,
[00:00:18] and we'll be hosting your show for today as always. A BuiltOnAir podcast is
[00:00:24] a live show where we go through and talk about everything happening in the world
[00:00:29] of Airtable and bring you the latest news and insights and tips on how to
[00:00:35] improve your Airtable environment and and working with their table.
[00:00:39] So
[00:00:40] we're good to be with you today and let's get started as always,
[00:00:44] we start our show with around the basis segment where we'll go through the
[00:00:48] different Airtable communities and see what's going on and learn about the
[00:00:54] latest discussions of everything in the Airtable. So
[00:00:58] I thought we'd start off, we had an end of month since last time we discussed
[00:01:03] and with that usually comes a list of new features from Airtable.
[00:01:10] So going through the, what's new section with june updates, um any big ones that
[00:01:19] you guys like that they released in june
[00:01:24] well um
[00:01:28] there were a couple of things, there were some changes to uh the scheduled
[00:01:34] automation feature um that I thought were good the
[00:01:38] before I think you can only do it every minute or every hour and now you can do
[00:01:42] it every minute hour or weak.
[00:01:44] Um
[00:01:46] I'm actually gonna, I'm going to show that in the automate creates so we'll dive
[00:01:50] into that.
[00:01:53] Um and there was like the google drive
[00:01:57] I think um
[00:02:00] it's a beta but yeah, that was this month as well.
[00:02:03] Yeah,
[00:02:05] yeah, and that will be for for pro users, so that's good.
[00:02:10] Um Salesforce, it looks like it's open, but it's still enterprise.
[00:02:15] Maybe someday they'll give Salesforce to the rest of us.
[00:02:19] Yeah,
[00:02:21] but for now it's still enterprise. Um
[00:02:25] the ad record button, If you notice that now there's a permanent add record
[00:02:31] button,
[00:02:33] see it's not on sink tables
[00:02:36] there. It is. So that plus button down there is now always there.
[00:02:41] So that's after some good pushback from the community, I believe
[00:02:47] you're familiar with that, that dialogue, so that was good to see you added.
[00:02:53] Mhm.
[00:02:54] Uh This section is now collapsible. The create view section.
[00:02:59] So if you go that creative, you this right here, you can now hide that.
[00:03:05] That was like always there, taken up prime real estate when you may not need
[00:03:10] that. So that's a big
[00:03:12] it's a big space saver.
[00:03:15] Yeah,
[00:03:16] there's the one I found this morning that's not on that list.
[00:03:20] That is um you can now add views to your favorites
[00:03:24] which is
[00:03:26] super cool.
[00:03:28] Yeah, let me let me show that.
[00:03:31] So talk through that.
[00:03:34] Yeah, if you can while you're mousing over the view that you're on,
[00:03:37] you can it will show you that little star and you can add it
[00:03:41] um by just clicking right there or that one was already added so that that will
[00:03:45] remove it but then you can also just click on the little drop down on the right
[00:03:48] hand side and add it to your favorites.
[00:03:51] And I'm, you know, I'm 99% sure that that's user specific, I have not verified
[00:03:56] that, but it would be kind of silly if it wasn't.
[00:04:01] Yeah. So cool feature. Now they have add favorites. So you saw it here first,
[00:04:07] I don't believe they've announced this feature yet
[00:04:11] and it's only on Pro, it's only on pro basis, which makes sense since it's kind
[00:04:17] of creating um sections which is also only available on Pro.
[00:04:22] Yeah,
[00:04:24] so that's a cool favorite section. That will come in handy
[00:04:30] definitely.
[00:04:31] Um this other one that I've seen, other people kind of running into this on
[00:04:36] running a script. There's it now gives you warning of memory limit of six MB.
[00:04:44] Um Somebody in our slack community has already run into that and I don't know if
[00:04:49] that was always there and now they just they say they just make it
[00:04:53] a more specific air message, so maybe before
[00:04:58] it was giving an air message of timing out or something and now there's a
[00:05:02] specific air message that you're
[00:05:05] using up too much memory so I haven't run into that yet but I imagine I will um
[00:05:14] especially if you're loading in a lot of records. Uh That seems like a small
[00:05:19] limits, I'm kind of disappointed to see that.
[00:05:24] So we'll see if that becomes an issue.
[00:05:29] Um copy automation U. R. L.
[00:05:33] Um So you can go directly to an automation. I don't know how many people were
[00:05:39] asking for that but I could maybe be useful. I think it's more to help their
[00:05:45] support team I think. Yeah
[00:05:48] because if something is going wrong with an automation and just getting to the
[00:05:52] thing that's causing the error.
[00:05:54] Um
[00:05:56] Yeah I don't from a user standpoint I don't think it's uh
[00:06:00] going to come up super often that we're going to need the link.
[00:06:04] Yeah
[00:06:06] interesting. This one's interesting. This is more I think kind of a bug fix
[00:06:12] where if you're using the find records task within an automation I guess they
[00:06:17] were coming in in a different order than the view. Um And so now you can specify
[00:06:25] the view
[00:06:27] that you're fine. Well you could always specify the view but now it will,
[00:06:30] the ordering will stay the same. So that is useful
[00:06:35] and it looks like some mobile updates. So um improvements on the mobile apps
[00:06:42] which is always good
[00:06:44] um
[00:06:47] interesting. So now you can add a flashlight on the barcode scanner to help scan
[00:06:53] your barcode. So that's cool.
[00:06:57] All right. So those are those are the updates for uh for the month of june plus
[00:07:02] some new ones that are just out today. So
[00:07:06] check those out play with those features. Let us know what you think of anything
[00:07:10] that they added in june. Love to hear it. So let's move on. I picked a couple
[00:07:15] articles or a couple of posts on people um talking about different um issues
[00:07:22] that they're facing that I thought would be good to to discuss
[00:07:26] Kamille. Here's one that looks like you answered. Helped answer.
[00:07:30] Um So it's about
[00:07:32] um getting using the substitute formula
[00:07:38] and how that works.
[00:07:42] Yeah they had a text field that was coming in from the data,
[00:07:46] they were importing and things were separated with a semicolon instead of a
[00:07:50] comma. And they were trying to convert that into a multi select field.
[00:07:54] If you do it right away it'll just make one really long single option because it
[00:07:58] needs to be separated by a comma. And so it was just
[00:08:01] a matter using a formula field to substitute all the semi colons with commas
[00:08:07] and then converting the formula fields into the multi select field and then
[00:08:11] either deleting or hiding the original field.
[00:08:14] The
[00:08:16] uh last couple of comments in this thread is just they're a little bit confused
[00:08:21] about trying to convert the original fields from the get go.
[00:08:25] You can't you have to add a new field first make that the formula,
[00:08:29] do the substitute, then convert it.
[00:08:32] Um and then that's it promises.
[00:08:36] I think I think one thing that that I caught my attention was how they were
[00:08:40] getting a circular reference and I thought that might be good to talk about.
[00:08:44] Do you want to explain circular references? So they had the original column that
[00:08:49] had those semi colons in it. And they were
[00:08:52] uh converting that into a formula and saying replace everything in the field
[00:08:59] semi colon uh with a comma. But that's a circular reference because the formula
[00:09:05] field cannot reference itself. Um You would have a endlessly recursive formula
[00:09:10] and so that's you know
[00:09:13] going to eat up all of their tables computing power if you will.
[00:09:17] So you can't have a formula field reference itself and you can't have formulas
[00:09:23] that both rely on each other. You can have a formula calculate one thing and
[00:09:29] another formula coming after that and calculate based on that.
[00:09:32] But you can't have a calculate B. And B calculate a. That just makes sense.
[00:09:37] Um So
[00:09:40] that was how they ended up getting a circular reference here.
[00:09:43] And so we just clarified that no you actually need a separate field.
[00:09:47] Um
[00:09:48] uh for the formula. So it can look at the original without referencing itself.
[00:09:53] Yeah very good. Yeah you'll see this sometimes you could have field you know
[00:09:59] formulas referencing formulas, referencing formulas. And then you want to
[00:10:03] reference the original formula and you're like three deep and not realizing that
[00:10:09] you created a circular reference. So
[00:10:11] luckily they give you a warning there.
[00:10:14] I find that that can happen really often when you're using a formula field for
[00:10:18] your primary key like for the I. D. Field of each record. Like even when you're
[00:10:24] like three tables away it can still give you that reference and then you gotta
[00:10:28] back up and be like wait
[00:10:31] but yeah yeah yeah I can see that. Yeah for sure. So you gotta be careful there.
[00:10:37] All right next one.
[00:10:41] So general um this was a question on kind of strategy if your workflows of
[00:10:48] having one base where you kind of keep everything and then and then um be able
[00:10:54] to use that base as kind of your primary source.
[00:10:58] All three of us remember days prior to table sinking features being at a tear
[00:11:04] table
[00:11:05] where you had to come up with some work around to try to get your data from one
[00:11:09] base to another. That has become easier now with their table sink but as Justin
[00:11:15] points out you do need to be careful of um
[00:11:19] Are actually database. ER points out 20 sink tables into one base is the limit.
[00:11:25] So you need to be careful if that becomes an issue of having lots of bases going
[00:11:31] into one or one base going into um
[00:11:36] Now so it's 20 into one but one can go to more than 20 is that correct correct?
[00:11:46] You can have one table sink into as many different bases as you want one table
[00:11:52] can only accept three sources
[00:11:55] so you can only combine three tables into one
[00:11:59] table.
[00:12:00] I think they afford that. Yesterday. Oh they did literally yesterday I tried for
[00:12:05] the very first time I tried to sink multiple sources into one table and I got 23
[00:12:11] and I was like well that's all we can do. And then it was like new at another
[00:12:14] source. Like literally just yesterday I saw this. Cool. But
[00:12:19] and that was also the first time I ever tried it and it was
[00:12:21] really cool. It was way more flexible than I ever thought it would be.
[00:12:24] Do we know what the new limit is? Not yet? Well I'm going to assume five.
[00:12:31] Probably a good guy.
[00:12:33] Yeah anybody out there knows with the new limit or wants to play with that.
[00:12:37] We could we could maybe try that for a future one. That's good to know.
[00:12:40] Yeah. So they must uh
[00:12:43] Be increasing those limits which is always a good thing
[00:12:48] to do. So would that towards that 20 tables,
[00:12:52] would that what would a multiple source table just count as one or would it
[00:12:57] kinda think? Okay I think it counts as one table.
[00:13:02] I would hope so. I mean it does say 20 tables. Yeah they're not 26 sources.
[00:13:08] So that would be cool. I I also this is kind of a side note sidebar.
[00:13:13] I noticed the other day that you can now import to an existing table.
[00:13:19] A C. S. V. File
[00:13:21] without the app. Yeah.
[00:13:23] Um Yeah
[00:13:26] so that's pretty cool.
[00:13:28] So that's through your existing table.
[00:13:34] Oh
[00:13:36] that's exciting,
[00:13:38] wow that the app.
[00:13:40] But it does bring the app up
[00:13:43] the shortcut to the app. Well that's silly.
[00:13:47] All right
[00:13:48] but that's better than
[00:13:50] that's helpful. Yeah it's helpful to I guess consolidate all the import options.
[00:13:56] I do wonder how many of the apps over time are going to be moved into the
[00:14:01] uh regular Airtable ui because it's not like they don't gate pro features,
[00:14:08] like thinks that that same section. View sections are a pro feature and you just
[00:14:14] can't add a section if you're not pro. So I'm wondering if there
[00:14:18] going to take the C. S. V. Import app and put it into the regular Ui without it
[00:14:24] opening up the app bar
[00:14:26] like a Gant moving into its own view type.
[00:14:32] Right? Yeah. Hopefully
[00:14:35] I would open up some doors. Yeah.
[00:14:39] Very good. Okay one more from the Airtable actually there's one more after this
[00:14:45] but this one I thought was interesting. Somebody asked is there a way to track
[00:14:51] all of your sMS text messages? So they're already using the SMS app in Airtable
[00:14:59] um with Twilio,
[00:15:01] but as they point out there isn't a way it doesn't keep track of all the text
[00:15:06] messages that you send. So they're saying man it would be nice to track all of
[00:15:10] those in an Airtable table. Um So you can see a history of all your text
[00:15:15] messages. Well sure enough, our friend scott links to our episode
[00:15:20] where he does exactly that.
[00:15:22] So I thought that was pretty cool that we were helping solve a very specific use
[00:15:28] case that somebody needed.
[00:15:29] So if you also need that, check out our previous episode, it looks like it was
[00:15:33] episode six
[00:15:35] um where scott came on and and showed a pretty impressive um
[00:15:41] uh mini app that he built that is all SmS based and can track all your text
[00:15:46] messages back and forth with people in your history and everything.
[00:15:50] So very cool
[00:15:52] to see that. Okay, final question. Um
[00:15:56] I thought this one was cool. We've also talked about the web clipper and in a
[00:16:03] previous episode we showed that app very powerful app
[00:16:08] and this person is trying to within linkedin, extract this one specific number
[00:16:16] and Kamille, why don't you share how you helped them solve this?
[00:16:20] Well, they were kind enough to include screenshots of the developer console,
[00:16:26] um
[00:16:29] which will show the html structure of every page. And so uh right there in the
[00:16:34] screen shot you can see that it has a series of different classes associated
[00:16:39] with it in classes in CSS just apply different styling rules.
[00:16:44] So
[00:16:45] um I just used, you know, context clues to figure out which one of those classes
[00:16:51] was the most important, You could include all of them if you wanted.
[00:16:54] I just pick the one that seemed to make the most sense and it was called like S.
[00:16:58] S. I underscore underscore score. Um
[00:17:02] And that's the value that they were trying to extract. So what you would do is
[00:17:05] in the web clipper app you would in CSS notation, which is dot if it's a class
[00:17:12] and then the name of the class, if you're looking at the I. D.
[00:17:15] Of an html element, it would be hashtag or pound sign
[00:17:21] and then the name
[00:17:23] um there's a couple of different uh
[00:17:27] things you have to follow if you're trying to include more than one class or
[00:17:30] more than one html element or anything else like that. But it all follows
[00:17:35] regular CSS styling rules. So if it's the same element that has two classes
[00:17:41] applied, you would concatenate the two names of the class together with no space.
[00:17:46] If it's a nested element, like inside of
[00:17:50] a diff there's an H. One, you would include the class of the H.
[00:17:54] One of the dev space and then the class of the H. One inside of it.
[00:17:59] That's regular CSS and if you need a little bit of coaching on how to do that
[00:18:05] Airtable as a support article for that. And CSS is like
[00:18:08] one of the most common languages
[00:18:10] on the planet, so you can look up literally anywhere and they'll tell you how to
[00:18:14] do it.
[00:18:14] Yeah.
[00:18:15] Yeah. And sometimes it gets tricky because there's more than one value that it
[00:18:20] could that it could pull from. So you might need to get more specific,
[00:18:24] but it looks like
[00:18:26] this one was pretty straightforward. So one of the powerful I really like um
[00:18:31] that feature within within the web clipper definitely comes in handy for
[00:18:36] pulling data out of the out of websites and pushing in the Airtable.
[00:18:42] Mhm.
[00:18:43] So with that let's move on to our own, BuiltOnAir slack community.
[00:18:47] So we have a pretty active community of people helping each other,
[00:18:51] talking about other stuff that they're working on finding help.
[00:18:55] So join us BuiltOnAir.com/join and you can join in on on the
[00:19:00] discussion. So
[00:19:02] this one I thought was interesting somebody looking for an unsubscribe feature
[00:19:08] where maybe you're almost building like a crm out of Airtable and you need to
[00:19:14] legally you need to have if you're if you're marketing and sending emails to
[00:19:18] people a way for people to
[00:19:20] unsubscribe for um future
[00:19:23] um email notifications. And so I think you know any major system mail chimp or
[00:19:29] whatever is going to have that functionality. So if you're trying to build that
[00:19:33] functionality within Airtable, Airtables emails don't have that feature
[00:19:40] um because you're kind of in control of your users and so if you're sending
[00:19:45] emails one you shouldn't be spent sending a ton of marketing related email but
[00:19:50] if this is too kind of a smaller known universe of people that you're sending to,
[00:19:56] you might need to add a link.
[00:19:58] Um Any any thoughts on how you could potentially do that with with their table.
[00:20:05] It's not pretty, Yeah.
[00:20:09] One of the problems is a lot of times people will say I want to
[00:20:13] send an email to everyone who is currently,
[00:20:17] you know
[00:20:19] subscribing to this product, but they don't have a separate table or list of
[00:20:25] like mailing lists like a traditional marketing uh team would have.
[00:20:29] And so it's easy to unsubscribe somebody from a mailing list.
[00:20:33] If you have like this person said they want
[00:20:36] a bunch of emails now. They said that they don't versus someone who is just a
[00:20:40] customer that I have. You know, it's it if you don't have that kind of setup,
[00:20:47] it's kind of hard to
[00:20:49] engineer unsubscribe feature because what are they unsubscribing to everything
[00:20:54] or just that one type of email that you just sent
[00:20:58] crack?
[00:21:00] I would hurt.
[00:21:02] I mean I think you could definitely do it natively but I
[00:21:05] like Kamille said it's definitely not going to be pretty like you'd probably
[00:21:09] have to use just an Airtable for him and then like for somebody to pick an
[00:21:12] unsubscribed like from just one option in the single select and then submit.
[00:21:17] But if it were me, I'd probably I've been getting into the habit of doing um
[00:21:21] like auto submitted many extension forms that just redirect you to another many
[00:21:26] extensions like public share link
[00:21:29] for a record. So it's kind of like a form that edits the existing record and
[00:21:33] then land you want a landing page showing you. Okay. Yeah you did it
[00:21:37] um
[00:21:38] But it is a little slow. Yeah.
[00:21:41] Yeah on a similar vein I was thinking could you send them to a automation web
[00:21:48] hook you RL but those have to be do those have to be a post?
[00:21:55] I haven't been able to get at work to work by just clicking on it an Airtable
[00:21:59] web hook
[00:22:01] on their table. I think those have to be a post but I'm not
[00:22:04] 100% sure.
[00:22:06] Um So this is kind of technical but if you just click on a link that's called a
[00:22:11] get request uh and you can't actually perform a post
[00:22:17] directly through like the browser
[00:22:19] you know you are l address
[00:22:22] so that may not work. Um The other challenges if you're doing this with email
[00:22:28] you have to be careful even like the approach you talked about because
[00:22:32] email systems when they're looking for spam some will actually click through
[00:22:37] links within the email to verify that where they're taking you is a valid you
[00:22:43] know website that's that's legit. And so if it's just purely a click without
[00:22:48] having to do anything, the email system may actually click on that link for you
[00:22:54] and auto unsubscribe you. If there's no landing page that asks you to confirm.
[00:23:00] That is really interesting. Yeah so that's something to be careful of.
[00:23:05] And so that's where probably yeah having a form that they have to
[00:23:10] check a box and then submit would be the way to go.
[00:23:15] Oh definitely,
[00:23:16] that's super interesting,
[00:23:18] yeah, so
[00:23:20] run into that before. Okay, next one
[00:23:24] question of
[00:23:27] so I figured Kamille, this might be up your alley calendar, you're the calendar
[00:23:32] lady, I don't know how that happened, but sure, okay, scheduling hundreds of
[00:23:38] people to different time slots. Sounds like a fun job.
[00:23:44] Is it doable in their table? What would you, what would you say?
[00:23:48] Uh you need an app probably or uh
[00:23:53] fairly robust script. Not really. Um So your chance to plug,
[00:24:00] well, what I've, what I've done allows you to say, um if jim has all of these
[00:24:08] events that he's already signed up for, you can sign jim up for another event
[00:24:13] that doesn't overlap,
[00:24:14] but if you're trying to say I need to schedule jim and nancy at the same time,
[00:24:20] it doesn't really
[00:24:22] help unless you want them combined into one record.
[00:24:26] Um I think what this person might be asking for, there is a script
[00:24:33] in um I want to say the marketplace or it's somewhere on the community forums,
[00:24:38] it's called shift shift schedule er
[00:24:42] um I think um
[00:24:45] and I think it lets you select what times, generally people are available and
[00:24:51] then filling in those times with people,
[00:24:55] um I haven't used it, I'm not entirely sure if that's what they were
[00:25:00] requesting or if that's what they need, but it sounds like you probably could
[00:25:04] use that script as a starting point.
[00:25:07] Um
[00:25:08] but I seen their question you're asking
[00:25:11] for stacker or softer and he answered there, I'm going to say almost definitely
[00:25:16] is no. Um,
[00:25:19] you're better off using like calendar early and then using a P.
[00:25:23] I. Or Integra matt to sink things together. Um software and stack are great for
[00:25:28] displaying data. But uh stacker more so than softer is good at editing data.
[00:25:35] But when you're trying to do something as complex as,
[00:25:38] don't let me schedule for any time that's already taken or show me in relation
[00:25:43] to everyone else and then let me schedule at that point it was cowardly or some
[00:25:48] other similar service.
[00:25:50] And this problem
[00:25:52] even a lot of the standard scheduling platforms don't solve this one.
[00:25:58] This one is more of a,
[00:26:00] a human resource type platform where your scheduling
[00:26:06] jobs and workers. So
[00:26:10] in that case you're probably, you might have to get a little bit more custom.
[00:26:14] Yeah.
[00:26:16] Yeah. And the other tricky part is because I've thought about this as well,
[00:26:20] like I've I haven't been super satisfied with scheduling software but
[00:26:26] getting it to sync with your google calendar or outlook or whatever you're using
[00:26:31] for for your calendar now, you can, if you're using google, you can sink those
[00:26:36] calendar events back into Airtable, which would, which would help in some of it.
[00:26:41] But the actual scheduling to make sure that there isn't conflicts at that time,
[00:26:46] that part's tricky.
[00:26:49] Yeah, I'm I'm seeing in my mind's eye and ab someone could make of if you have a
[00:26:58] table of people and then a column that's like linked to their google calendar,
[00:27:05] like their public google calendar ural if they have that, so they could show
[00:27:10] when events take place.
[00:27:12] It is possible using the system that I use for both scheduled and Master
[00:27:17] calendar, the most recent version of full calendar, which is open source allows
[00:27:24] you to import events from google calendar
[00:27:28] to be displayed, which means the data model, I'm starting to get technical but
[00:27:33] the data model allows you to reference both events pulled from Airtable if
[00:27:37] you're building a custom app
[00:27:39] um and events being pulled from google calendar and then using its internal
[00:27:45] logic to not let you overlap there. The reason why Master calendar and schedule
[00:27:50] er don't make use of that is because it requires web pack which is not
[00:27:55] compatible with Airtables. Current custom app
[00:27:58] uh
[00:27:59] environment. So I'd love to include it as a feature as soon as it's available,
[00:28:03] I will but I am handicapped if you will um in order to that you have to develop
[00:28:09] the platform separate from Airtable if you want to go the route that I just
[00:28:13] described.
[00:28:14] Yeah,
[00:28:16] very good. So yeah, so that this one is a little bit trickier that that would
[00:28:20] require some some custom implementation, definitely not not out of the box but
[00:28:26] um
[00:28:27] yeah, that that might be a tough one to solve with their table.
[00:28:31] Okay, here's what I brought up, so I read it, we're moving to read its community
[00:28:38] and um this one is from our friend chris dancy,
[00:28:42] I actually got another one from him coming up but this one he talks about,
[00:28:47] he used a third party system and this isn't, I didn't want to bring this up to
[00:28:52] to bash on on the third party, but he definitely talks about the bigger concern
[00:28:57] that he brings up in. This is be careful with your data and who you're giving
[00:29:03] access to your data. This one is a financial um system
[00:29:09] that actually accesses your your bank account and then brings the data in Terror
[00:29:14] Table and he's decided to to not use it and kind of talks through his reasonings
[00:29:19] for not, but I think from us, you know, not so much specific to that product,
[00:29:24] but just in general, I think that is good advice. There are
[00:29:29] lots of apps coming into the marketplace
[00:29:31] and not always make known who the creator is. I saw somebody in our community
[00:29:39] asking about trying to get ahold of one of the creators of one of the apps that
[00:29:44] don't really make themselves publicly known.
[00:29:47] So if you're if you have anything sensitive in your Airtable data,
[00:29:53] just be aware of who you're giving your api keys to and giving access to that
[00:29:59] um obviously I'm biased of being an app creator and doing that,
[00:30:03] we take our security as serious as possible of who has access to any data.
[00:30:09] We try to not store um data on our servers when it when it's not needed.
[00:30:15] And
[00:30:16] so just just definitely something to be aware of with with your data who you're
[00:30:21] giving it access to.
[00:30:24] Yeah
[00:30:25] my my my goal is to never need anyone's api key for anything.
[00:30:30] Uh we'll see how far that'll take me because there's only so much you can do
[00:30:34] with pure Airtable,
[00:30:37] you know, permissions uh from just what you're given as you know within the box
[00:30:45] of a custom map. But so far, you know when I make an app it's I do not care
[00:30:53] about your data and it stays exactly where it should be. The only thing that
[00:30:56] happens
[00:30:57] outside is you're either logging in to unlock the features or if you don't want
[00:31:01] to unlock the features and literally see nothing
[00:31:04] like nothing
[00:31:05] but yeah it's important to to guard your api key especially for platforms like
[00:31:12] Airtable where you only have one api key um Other platforms that you create
[00:31:18] multiple different api keys and give them out to different services.
[00:31:22] Airtable gives you one api key for your whole account. So
[00:31:26] just something to be a,
[00:31:28] you know, Cognizant enough
[00:31:30] happening.
[00:31:33] Yeah and similarly share links also falls into that if you're wearing your view
[00:31:38] or your base um you know if you don't lock it down with a password or something
[00:31:44] that's technically anybody who came across that that link could could get access
[00:31:49] to your data. So
[00:31:51] you know, good and bad of of making your data accessible. So just be aware of
[00:31:58] the trade offs there.
[00:32:01] Yeah.
[00:32:02] All right. Continuing with chris um I just love every time he shares his his
[00:32:07] base is just how much effort he puts into making them visually appealing.
[00:32:14] So he talks on twitter about some of the stuff that he's working on.
[00:32:20] So he's got some very visually appealing bases if you've seen any of his work.
[00:32:26] Um
[00:32:28] and I don't know if I'm allowed to say this, but a little birdie told me that
[00:32:32] there might be a new conference coming down soon. So
[00:32:36] chris's last one that stay tuned for that.
[00:32:41] Cool.
[00:32:42] And and he talks about, yeah, here's his thread where he shares a bunch of his
[00:32:48] bases and what he's got going on. So it looks like he could use master calendar.
[00:32:55] I don't know, I haven't tested um It's I don't put a limit on the number of
[00:33:02] tables that you can pull in or a number of feeds rather you could pull into
[00:33:05] master calendar. There's no hard limit in there. I have not tested bases as
[00:33:10] complex as uh good old Christianity's because he has
[00:33:15] he's famous for very, very complex and very well designed but very complex
[00:33:19] spaces. So
[00:33:21] you know, I wonder could it even handle all of the feet. So I imagine you want
[00:33:25] to pull in. Yeah, yeah, for sure. So anytime you see christian his stuff,
[00:33:30] it's worth checking out.
[00:33:32] All right, next one this one I thought was interesting. Um The question was they
[00:33:39] have they use a select dropdown and they have all of their list.
[00:33:44] You can see there is a very long list that they've got. You could scroll down a
[00:33:47] long way so they probably have
[00:33:49] 100 or so different options
[00:33:52] and they want to be able to extract this list in some way
[00:33:56] and
[00:33:58] there is a way
[00:33:59] but it would require either it would require essentially um um using the block
[00:34:08] the app environment to extract those that list. Right.
[00:34:14] Yeah.
[00:34:16] Yeah. I think you could probably only do it with the scripting up.
[00:34:19] Yeah I think
[00:34:23] yes I was thinking in my head of what
[00:34:27] metadata is available in both scripting and custom apps and then scripting in
[00:34:31] both Actually it's pretty easy but much faster and scripting if you go table dot
[00:34:36] field or table dot get field and then get the field for the single select
[00:34:42] there's options dot choices
[00:34:46] and then you map the choices by just the name because I don't think this person
[00:34:50] probably doesn't need the id or the color association for each of those choices.
[00:34:55] But then that will give you a comma separated list of all of them.
[00:34:58] It's a little annoying that that's the really only way to do it.
[00:35:01] There's not like a
[00:35:03] copy all or some kind of button within the configure field options.
[00:35:08] But yeah, it's certainly possible again
[00:35:11] until september you need a pro
[00:35:14] after september you'll need a pro account to use the scripting up.
[00:35:17] So at some point this won't work for
[00:35:19] everyone in the scripting up, expose those.
[00:35:23] Yes, it does. Yes.
[00:35:26] I have a script that I wrote to like turn them all into button choices.
[00:35:31] It was like for like uh I mean it could work for multi select too.
[00:35:35] But
[00:35:36] yeah, it's kind of cool. Yeah, that could be another. Yeah. Somebody should put
[00:35:41] a script up there to just generate a table of all those options.
[00:35:45] Then you could easily copy and paste them.
[00:35:48] Absolutely. That would be a pretty simple script to write. Uh
[00:35:52] Maybe we'll do that for scripting
[00:35:55] actually. Well, we can do that next week for a scripting
[00:35:58] time. All right. It's different.
[00:36:01] Okay chris Messina. Check us out next episode will have your answer.
[00:36:07] Yeah.
[00:36:07] Alright. Last one. Then we'll move on. Just a quick reminder.
[00:36:11] This person um use their affiliate link or their their special invite link that
[00:36:18] everybody has. If you go into your account and they just wrote one blog post.
[00:36:22] Put the link at the bottom with their special one
[00:36:25] And they've already earned $470 in credits
[00:36:29] by sending people there table who then signed up. And so good reminder that that
[00:36:36] you can get free credits that help pay your bills for your pro account and if
[00:36:42] you have a large audience use that and get people signed up for every table.
[00:36:46] It brings more into the community and you benefit from it as well.
[00:36:50] So I thought that was a good reminder and uh,
[00:36:53] yep,
[00:36:54] If I'm not mistaken for one person monthly for a whole year,
[00:37:00] it's $240, this person has roughly two years worth of Airtable for free for
[00:37:07] like
[00:37:08] 11 blog post. So,
[00:37:11] so very cool.
[00:37:13] Good job dream.
[00:37:16] All right, let's move on. We're now going to take a minute and hear from me,
[00:37:21] the developer of onto air, which is an old one toolkit to run your business on
[00:37:26] tears. The primary sponsor of the BuiltOnAir community. So with that I'm going
[00:37:32] to share
[00:37:33] uh something that that is in our Amplify product
[00:37:38] and we'll get kind of behind the scenes, you'll see how we run this podcast and
[00:37:44] what we're working on to improve our marketing efforts. And,
[00:37:47] and basically we use amplify two as well as we use um on terror actions to run
[00:37:56] um the creation of creating blog post, creating our Youtube videos,
[00:38:01] um that that we're working on.
[00:38:03] And one of the features I wanted to showcase is um this, this component here.
[00:38:09] This widget is a Jason editor. Jason is essentially a technical language away to
[00:38:15] format data that's very widely used very easy to use a little bit more technical
[00:38:21] but
[00:38:21] how we use this feature is
[00:38:24] um you know Airtable you think of everything is is defined in a column.
[00:38:30] Well sometimes you want data that's a bit more dynamic and you don't want to
[00:38:35] have to create fields for every dynamic element or attribute that might be
[00:38:40] associated with a record,
[00:38:43] a good use case for that is where you can use Jason. So Jason is a way to inside
[00:38:48] of one long text field, you can put text in there that has more attributes.
[00:38:56] And so what we do is for every different type of segment that we run within our
[00:39:01] built on our podcast
[00:39:02] we have predefined
[00:39:05] elements are variables or attributes associated with each um type of segment.
[00:39:12] So instead of having to create columns or fields for each of these three.
[00:39:18] So these three are unique to the specific um this entire spotlight add that
[00:39:25] we're talking about here
[00:39:26] and so instead of having to create all of these fields, some that are only used
[00:39:31] for one segment, others that are used for another segment. We instead have just
[00:39:36] one long text field and inside that long text field we enter these attributes.
[00:39:41] And so with adjacent field it makes it easy
[00:39:44] to define these. I could add another one easily all through this UI
[00:39:49] and then what happens is this is where our static segments are are defined
[00:39:56] and then when we have an actual live show we automatically create a copy of this
[00:40:03] data and then it goes into another view. So I'm gonna switch over
[00:40:09] to our live show segments um
[00:40:13] and go over to this layout and then now we use a copy of that data and this UI
[00:40:20] has this option called form. And what that means is you can't actually modify
[00:40:25] what's already defined in there. So it's almost like a mini form within a field.
[00:40:31] And so now for this segment
[00:40:35] we just have to fill in the value for this predefined variable that that we
[00:40:40] define just once when we create the different segment types.
[00:40:44] And so now I just have to enter in like who was the podcast host for this.
[00:40:49] And then we quickly go through each of the different segments and fill in
[00:40:54] the different variables. Using this form feature.
[00:40:57] So super powerful. Here's one that has three and we just fill in these and then
[00:41:02] these all get used in the creation of blog posts are youtube posts and
[00:41:07] everything like that. So it makes it very simple to enter just the information
[00:41:11] that is specific to you.
[00:41:13] So that's one of the features of the onto air amplify product and then using
[00:41:19] Jason as a way to break down a long text field into into sub elements and then
[00:41:27] in particular using this this form layout within the Jason editor to not allow
[00:41:32] you to modify the key values and then only update the values on the right.
[00:41:39] So with that we're now going to move on to our next segment
[00:41:44] audience question
[00:41:46] and Kamille is going to take it.
[00:41:49] There you go, Kamille.
[00:41:51] All right. Is that people see my screen?
[00:41:54] Yes. Okay. So, um I saw this question on the community forums yesterday and I
[00:42:01] thought it was a pretty good question to answer um essentially what they're
[00:42:06] asking for is if it's possible to use an automation um that uh
[00:42:13] you know, changes the status of a record after somebody submits a form and
[00:42:19] answer is yes, it's true. But I realized you
[00:42:22] probably don't need an automation for this in the first place.
[00:42:25] So they have a series of products and people can either rent or buy the product.
[00:42:33] And what they wanted was after somebody submits a form that says that they've
[00:42:37] taken the product, they want the status of that individual product to say
[00:42:42] occupied or no longer available or something like that. And again,
[00:42:46] you absolutely could use an automation for this. But I would recommend just
[00:42:51] using roll ups or formulas. So
[00:42:54] to demonstrate, I just made a very, very simple base that has a list of assets
[00:43:00] or products. Very, very simple. Not much going on in it and then a log table
[00:43:06] um with a form attached. So you would select an asset from
[00:43:12] the form, you would say, who is being uh who is it going to and then the date um
[00:43:19] that somebody picked it.
[00:43:21] Um and then you would click submit. And what happens then is
[00:43:26] um
[00:43:28] let's see,
[00:43:30] I have a roll up field that says whether or not something is available.
[00:43:35] Um Rather let me go to all assets because all of those are available there.
[00:43:40] Um I have a rollup field that's whether or not something is available versus
[00:43:44] whether or not something is occupied. And what that is doing is it's trying to
[00:43:50] see out of all of the records from the table that had the four minute,
[00:43:55] how many of them have the date returned field that are empty.
[00:44:00] Um
[00:44:00] If
[00:44:02] any one of those linked records doesn't have the date returned field entered.
[00:44:08] That means one of those records is still out, meaning that thing is occupied.
[00:44:13] So there's a little bit of logic to it. Um and that's applied within this role
[00:44:17] of um field.
[00:44:19] Uh It's using a trick that I use all the time, which is to combine a formula
[00:44:23] with the roll up, it's not advertised, but we've talked about it before that
[00:44:28] within the body of a roll up uh
[00:44:31] Roll up field, you can use regular formula functions. So I'm using an if
[00:44:35] statement in addition to the regular um roll up aggregation formula of count all
[00:44:42] um combining those together to get if any of them are still out,
[00:44:46] then it's occupied. If all of them are in, then it's available.
[00:44:50] Um And
[00:44:51] the benefit of using a form in this case is that you can limit people's
[00:44:57] selection to the assets table to only things that are coming from a particular
[00:45:02] view and I have a view already set up that's filtered for only the ones um that
[00:45:07] are available. So again
[00:45:10] if I go back to that
[00:45:12] uh view I was on you'll see, I do have a filter and just only showing where the
[00:45:18] status is available,
[00:45:22] no automation. Um uh And I took a few guesses as to what this person's final uh
[00:45:32] solution might look like if it's something that you know uh something isn't ever
[00:45:39] returned, it's just out and it's gone then you don't need either of these two
[00:45:43] fields. What you would just do is um have this rollup field um only count if um
[00:45:52] mhm.
[00:45:53] If the log field rather or the link to the asset field is like empty,
[00:45:59] so
[00:46:01] if it has any links at all then it's occupied um
[00:46:05] but again it's flexible um depending on what the actual final use case is.
[00:46:14] Yeah,
[00:46:15] that's very useful. Great use of
[00:46:18] not only the roll ups but also the the ability to to use that list within the
[00:46:25] form which is a relatively new edition, the Airtable made it very cool,
[00:46:32] very useful and if
[00:46:34] you're okay, we love to share this space with the community.
[00:46:37] So yeah, this is a copy of a base that I test
[00:46:43] um a lot of different apps with. Um it is so, so very simple and I think it's a
[00:46:48] copy of a copy of the asset manager, asset something or other base from your
[00:46:56] table stanford calories. So yeah, this is
[00:46:59] open to being shared.
[00:47:01] All right, thank you Kamille with your answer to that. Hopefully that helps our
[00:47:06] community answer that specific question.
[00:47:09] Now we're gonna move on to field focus with Alli
[00:47:14] Sure, your screen
[00:47:16] go for it.
[00:47:18] Awesome. Alright, so this is really, really simple, nothing like too crazy or
[00:47:23] fancy going on here. Um I've been seeing a lot of people asking questions and
[00:47:28] I've asked this question myself
[00:47:30] of many times super confused like trying to find, trying to perform some sort of
[00:47:35] formula function on a look up field.
[00:47:39] Um
[00:47:40] and I've since done kind of changed everything to go with exactly what Kamille
[00:47:45] just explains, like kind of combining a formula and look up into just the one
[00:47:49] roll up.
[00:47:50] But there's also lots of situations where you might just want to have a look up
[00:47:53] field
[00:47:54] um and in this example I have this look up field that's just looking at the
[00:48:00] tasks table
[00:48:01] and just pulling over if any of the tasks are overdue onto the resources table.
[00:48:08] So we can quickly see like this person is to overdue tasks.
[00:48:12] Um but say we wanted to just instead of showing this whole big long string,
[00:48:17] say I wanted to just show a warning, like a visual flag. If the word overdue is
[00:48:22] found in this
[00:48:24] uh
[00:48:24] look up field.
[00:48:26] And so the way that you would typically right that is you know,
[00:48:30] you could write if find overdue
[00:48:33] in this field then output this warning.
[00:48:37] But as you can see there's nothing here, even though we've got the words overdue
[00:48:42] more than once in a couple of these records.
[00:48:46] And the reason for that is because this look up field intrinsically Airtable
[00:48:50] has it as an array, it is not a string.
[00:48:54] So you need to force Airtable to see this as just one big long string rather
[00:49:00] than separate values.
[00:49:02] And there's two ways to do this.
[00:49:04] One way that I'm partial to just because I like wrapping things and functions is
[00:49:10] you could use the array join function here and just wrap this look up field in
[00:49:16] that value.
[00:49:18] And once I hit save, you can see now it's actually working. Another option would
[00:49:23] be to instead of the array joint. And I think that this is like a W van hall
[00:49:29] staple.
[00:49:30] Um If we just add an ampersand into quotes. So just adding a blank.
[00:49:37] Not even not even a character just adding, I don't even know what to call it
[00:49:42] extreme. I've just written. Perfect. Yes. Um to the end of that field that will
[00:49:47] also force Airtable to view this as a string rather than an array.
[00:49:53] So that will do the job as well.
[00:49:56] Um And another way
[00:49:59] to do that by just using one field would be to change that into a roll up.
[00:50:05] I'll point it the same way
[00:50:08] look up field is
[00:50:10] and I would write if
[00:50:13] fine
[00:50:15] over to.
[00:50:16] And I mean this this is kind of
[00:50:19] Uh huh.
[00:50:20] Maybe superfluous. Just because there's not gonna be a warning here.
[00:50:24] We could just say if the values exist then there's an overdue.
[00:50:27] Just because the only reason we'd have something there is if something is
[00:50:30] overdue. But I'm getting overcomplicated neither here nor there.
[00:50:35] We could write if fine overdue
[00:50:38] in the values that are returned
[00:50:41] then
[00:50:42] we want
[00:50:44] have that visual flag
[00:50:48] and that will do the same thing. So I don't even have to have these two fields.
[00:50:53] I could just accomplish the same thing with just one roll up
[00:50:59] that's about it.
[00:51:02] Mhm.
[00:51:03] Alright. Many ways to improve your efficiency working with roll ups and and
[00:51:09] those those um
[00:51:12] fields there. So thank you Alli for that.
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[00:51:57] for a final segment. We're gonna look at the automation process in this automate,
[00:52:02] create segment
[00:52:04] and we're going to go to um we're just going to look at some of the new features
[00:52:10] that they've added, one of the new triggers um In addition to being able to
[00:52:15] change now, your trigger type, which is really cool. Is this at scheduled time
[00:52:21] and they've made some recent enhancements to this. So what this trigger does is
[00:52:27] it allows you to set up a schedule where this automation will run every time
[00:52:34] that this schedule. Um the requirements are met and so it's not triggered off of
[00:52:40] anything within your data, it's purely based off of the calendar time and date.
[00:52:45] So use cases for this would be if you wanted to send out a daily email at the
[00:52:51] end of the workday, that that would be a summary of everything inside of a view.
[00:52:57] That is a common use case for this.
[00:52:59] Um If you know how to script and you're comfortable doing script.
[00:53:04] Um This is useful for things that maybe you don't want. You don't need uh
[00:53:10] something to run every time, a record is updated.
[00:53:14] Um but you want to process all of the things that have updated within the last
[00:53:19] hour within the last day. You can set up this trigger and then perform a script
[00:53:25] that can do bulk operations of everything that is inside of a view.
[00:53:31] Um Instead of doing everything on a per record basis
[00:53:35] so that actually saves some of your automation execution runs um as well as it
[00:53:41] might just make more sense to update hourly instead of in real time when when
[00:53:48] things updates. So those are kind of some of the use cases for using this at
[00:53:52] scheduled time. So once you once you pick that trigger type then you will select
[00:53:57] how often you want this to run and you can either do minutes hours or weeks
[00:54:03] and if you do once you select one of those then it gives you some more options.
[00:54:09] So you essentially for hours you would pick every x number of hours that you
[00:54:14] wanted to run. So if you want this to run every fifth out of every five hours
[00:54:18] you do that. And then now this new feature that they added is you can actually
[00:54:23] set starting times of when in the future you want this
[00:54:27] um to run, so maybe you want it you don't want to run right now you wanted to
[00:54:31] run
[00:54:32] um starting in a week or starting at something. Now this is not driven
[00:54:39] dynamically, so there isn't a way to like pull a date from your Airtable data
[00:54:44] or anything, it is kind of hard coded
[00:54:46] Um which is one of the limitations there but that that is useful if you pick um
[00:54:53] minutes, it's pretty much the same. The most recent interval that you can have
[00:55:00] is every 15 minutes, so you can't run anything
[00:55:04] Um in a more in a smaller timeframe than every 15 minutes. So something to
[00:55:09] consider
[00:55:10] if you pick weeks, there's a little bit more functionality so you can you can
[00:55:14] say every two weeks and you can pick pick specific days and so maybe you want to
[00:55:19] monday Wednesday friday every other week, uh
[00:55:23] the specific time and then you can set it to start on a specific date.
[00:55:28] So a lot of variable configuration that that you can do to to run your
[00:55:33] automation and think about ways that things that you just want on a weekly or
[00:55:39] daily basis or hourly basis.
[00:55:42] That would make sense to send out an email process, multiple records,
[00:55:47] anything like that. The scheduled time is very useful for
[00:55:52] for setting up
[00:55:55] automation is on that front. So
[00:55:58] with that that's the end of our automate create any final last minute words.
[00:56:07] I want to give a shout out to Hannah Wigington uh commented,
[00:56:13] I didn't get a chance to see that when when um you comment to that but we
[00:56:17] appreciate your feedback and your your input. I will try to get that on next
[00:56:23] time and next week our show for next week. Well actually,
[00:56:27] hopefully have a special guest with us, somebody a creator
[00:56:31] that has built their business entirely on their table and is willing to open up
[00:56:36] and show how they run a multimillion dollar business entirely on on Airtable.
[00:56:44] So that will be exciting. And she a good to have you with us.
[00:56:48] Welcome.
[00:56:50] Always good to have people watching us live. So join us next week.
[00:56:54] Until then, good luck with your Airtables and we always love to see what you
[00:56:59] build on their talk to you next time.