Filter and export comments by storing them in a long text field
⚠️ Disclaimer

This is a very basic tool to utilize a long text field to be used as a comments field. It’s not meant to be a replacement for the Airtable comments system. Read more below to learn how it works.

Airtable has a great built-in commenting feature, but it has some limitations. Airtable comments are not part of your data. Therefore, you might come across a few issues:

  1. Search: comments are not searchable. Whether by using search or filter function.
  2. Sort: prioritizing records with the newest comment isn’t possible.
  3. Export: comments cannot be exported. Neither downloaded as CSV or pulled via API.
  4. Hidden: you have to click on each record to see its comments. You can’t quickly scroll and read all comments.

Our Solution

We built a workaround by allowing users to:

  • Store comments directly in the table.
  • Disable the ability to edit or delete existing comments.
Not Supported

Our solution has some limitations:

  • The date and time of the comment are not recorded.
  • Doesn’t send notifications of new comments (Airtable Automation is a possible alternative).
  • Doesn’t show the name of the collaborator who left the comment.


Click on the edit-record icon to test the feature. Leave a note and it’ll then be instantly added to the Comments field.

Note: this example was made using our Grid View just for demo purposes. This step is completely optional. This feature can be used by the Form itself only. You can also see how the data look inside Airtable by checking the sample view below.

Use Cases

This extension can be useful in a lot of scenarios. You can use it to:

  • Allow customers to leave comments without messing up your data
  • Let employees add notes but not change existing ones

If you click on the sample view below, you’ll see the table that’s used for the demo above.


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Third Party Integration

Comments are closed.

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