Database

Creating Multiple Records with Forms

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I recently read a post in a database forum where the questioner asserted that it wasn't possible to use an online forms app like Cognito Forms to capture multiple records for a database in a single form - using Zapier to take the form content and populating the database. I thought this was unlikely and in this post I am going to share how this is done. Read More…
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Automating Processes with Airtable and Process Street

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In this article, I am going to explore how to use the combination of Airtable and Process Street to automate processes in a structured and repeatable way within your business. As with earlier posts, I will be working through a scenario which, as usual, will be supported by Zapier connecting the apps together. Read More…
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Sending Notifications From Airtable

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Whilst Airtable offers a revolutionary new approach to relational databases, there are some things that are not immediately obvious and others that need external tools like Zapier to achieve. In this article I am going to look at how to send task reminders (the basic technique could be used for other scenarios) - in this case by email, but they could be sent via Slack, etc. just as easily. Read More…
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Zoho Creator Review

Zoho Creator is a tool designed to "build apps that are perfect for your business" and has been around for a while now as part of Zoho Corporation's suite of Apps (which include CRM, Finance, HR, Collaboration, Help Desk etc). Zoho's intention is to become 'the Operating System for Business".

Within the Zoho suite, Creator is the tool you would use to build solutions which are specific for your business - and where simply customising one of their other services wouldn't meet the needs.

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Knack Database Review

Knack is another relatively new entrant to the Online Database space - and takes a more traditional 'database like' approach to the subject compared to Podio and Airtable reviewed previously. Like the other products, though, Knack doesn't require any coding - although there is the option to add some code if required. Read More…
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Podio Review

Another very different approach to building custom solutions for your business, Podio offers a platform which focusses on encouraging collaboration around your business data, both internally and externally. In addition to building apps to solve your specific needs, you also get, out of the box, the Employee Network which provides an internal social network for your company. Read More…
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Airtable Review

Airtable is a revolutionary new approach to databases - designed to appeal to business users used to working with spreadsheet. In this article I am going to look at the core Aitable app - and in a subsequent article I am going to look into how the basic app's capabilities can be extended with Zapier. Read More…
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