Note: at the time that this blog post was written, “Airtable Apps” were called “Airtable Blocks.” Since then, we’ve renamed Blocks to Apps, and introduced a whole new Apps Marketplace! Learn more about it here.
The scripting block is a powerful new tool, but it’s made for everyone. If you’ve ever used a macro in another application, you’ll feel right at home. The scripting block makes it simple to grab a pre-made script, modify one of our many examples, or write something from scratch. No matter how much experience you have writing code, the scripting block is here to help. With documentation and autocomplete personalized to your base, it’s easy to see exactly how to work with your data.
And because everything is done inside Airtable, there’s no need to worry about where to put your scripts or how to keep everyone up to date. Running your latest creation is as simple as clicking a button.
Install the scripting block just like you would a new chart or page designer. Just head on over to the blocks gallery and search for ‘Scripting’. If you’re currently on a free or plus plan, you can get a free two week trial of Pro here to try the new scripting block!
Once you’ve installed the block, you’ll be able to start editing right away. There’s documentation customized to your base right in the block, and lots of examples to get your creativity flowing. We’ve also got an amazing community forum with Airtable creators excited to lend a helping hand. Finally, we’ve written a few scripts that we thought would be useful right out of the box. Not to mention a host of amazing scripts made and shared by the community:
• Automatically add default values for every field type
• Forecast sales by month for the next three years
• Track where you’ve published social media content
This is just the beginning of an exciting new journey. We have all sorts of goodies planned for the future, and we can’t wait to see all the amazing things you build. If you make something you’re particularly proud of, share it on the forums. Happy scripting!
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