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Transition from Excel to Airtable


  • workbook ⇢ base: This is called a "base" because it's a database.

  • sheet ⇢ table: Databases have tables. Spreadsheets call them sheets so it sounds like paper.

  • row ⇢ record: Every row in a table is its own individual record, just like in a well-formatted spreadsheet.

  • column ⇢ field: Every column represents the same information about each record, so each column contains one specific field in every record.

  • cell ⇢ cell: Cells are cells. We had to leave one name alone just to mess with you.


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