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Synchronizing Tables in Airtable: A Step-by-Step Guide

Published on Mar 30th, 2024

Airtable has transformed how teams organize their workflows and share information. Synchronizing tables in Airtable can be an invaluable technique for maintaining consistency and ensuring that various teams can access the most up-to-date data. Here's your step-by-step guide to effectively sync your Airtable tables.

Steps to Sync Tables in Airtable

  1. Identify the Source Base: Determine which base contains the table you wish to sync from. This will act as the 'source' for your synchronized data.

  2. Choose the Destination Base: Select the base that will receive the data. This base will have a new synchronized table that reflects the data from the source.

  3. Create a Synced Table: In the destination base, click the '+' sign to create a new table. Choose 'Synced table' as the type of table to create.

  1. Connect to the Source Table: You will be prompted to select a source. Locate the base and then the specific table you want to sync with. You may need the right permissions if it's in a different workspace.

  2. Select Fields to Sync: Choose which fields from the source table you want to include in the sync. You can select all fields or only specific ones depending on your needs.

  3. Set Up Syncing Options: Configure the syncing preferences. Decide if you want to allow automatic updates or if you will manually refresh the synced table.

  1. Finalize the Sync: Once you've configured the settings, complete the setup. The data from the source table should now appear in the destination table.

Best Practices for Table Syncing

  • Regularly Check Permissions: Ensure that those who need access to the sync have the correct permissions.

  • Monitor Sync Health: Keep an eye on the sync status to quickly address any disruptions that occur.

  • Communicate Changes: If you update the structure of the source table, inform all stakeholders to avoid confusion.

  • Optimize for Efficiency: Regularly evaluate if all synced fields are necessary or if the sync could be streamlined.


Synchronizing tables in Airtable creates a dynamic and interconnected ecosystem of data that can enhance collaboration. By following these steps, you can set up synchronization between Airtable tables efficiently, ensuring that all team members have access to the most current information.

For further assistance or to learn more about optimizing your Airtable bases, don't hesitate to reach out to our team of development and technology consultants.

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