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How to Filter Sort and Group in Airtable

Want to know how to filter sort and group in Airtable? I’m going to answer all of your questions about sorting, filtering, and grouping in Airtable in this blog post. Looking for a detailed how-to guide on how to use Airtable in your classroom? I’ve got you! I love to use technology in my classroom, but I know that it can be hard to learn something new. So come along on this journey, while I show you step by step directions on how to use Airtable in your special education or general education classroom! Whether you are a new teacher looking for tips, or a veteran teacher who wants to try something new – I’ve tested the strategies and found the shortcuts so you know how to easily use Airtable. Let’s go!

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How to Filter Sort and Group in Airtable

Filter, Sort, and Group in Airtable are three of the BEST features in Airtable. It’s so easy to take your information look at only the stuff you want to see. What if I told you in just a few minutes you could easily see exactly how Johnny did in math in the month of May? It’s possible! Or, maybe you want to see all of the time Susie scored higher than 80% on comprehension. That’s possible, too!

Let’s talk about some of those buttons at the top of your base!

How to Filter Sort and Group in Airtable

  • Make sure you are in ‘grid view’
  • Use the options at the top of the screen
  • Make a mistake? No worries! Just clear it out
  • Nothing you do here is permanent, when data can’t be seen it’s just temporarily hidden – this isn’t deleting data it’s just filtering what you see (and how you see it!)

Video on How to Filter Sort and Group in Airtable

I know, it’s way easier to watch a video on how to filter sort and group in Airtable than it is to read the directions. So, if watching videos is your jam – hit that video above!

FAQ’s about How to Filter Sort and Group

  • What is filtering?
    • Filter in Airtable means you are only seeing the data that meets your search functions – for instance, all of the math sessions or all of your nail polish colors that are glittery.
  • What is sorting?
    • When you sort in Airtable, you are telling it how to display your data. You might want to do it in ABC order, order by date, or some other value!
  • What is grouping?
    • When you group in Airtable, you are showing how you want the data to be organized. You can group together by any field that is a ‘single select’ or ‘multiple select’.

Airtable Filter Sort and Group- Next Steps:

Now it’s your turn! Have you done the following?

Psst: Want to give it a try, but don’t have data yet? Use my sample Airtable data to play around! You won’t be able to make changes to the actual data, but you can try out the filter, sort, and group features!

  • Try out filtering
  • Try out sorting
  • Try out grouping

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