While extensions can read and write fields and record data, the reverse is not true. Extensions also cannot create or modify formula fields. When it comes to formula fields, extensions can only read the formula results.
It isn’t possible to create or edit a formula field programmatically.
You can lock your extension with a license key, and then have the extension write to an editable field only if the license key is valid. However, once the data is written to the editable field, anyone can see it (unless you extension also deletes data, which I highly recommend against.)
I tend to try to work with what features are available now and speculate on why features have not been implemented. Coming up with reasons why things haven’t been implemented makes me less frustrated at not having them.
You’ve got me believing that having formulas for all field types makes sense.
Change takes time.
Lol. I guess I’m not most people. I was out of grade school before Excel was created. I was retired before Google Sheets was created. I didn’t even know that user defined functions existed until you mentioned them, so they still feel new to me.
I was referring to having me change how I think of things taking time.
Yeah, I’d like Airtable to change things faster. But I’m not in charge of making those decisions.
It would be nice if Airtable took feedback from the community. But it seems to take a firestorm for Airtable to respond to community feedback, and those firestorms usually related to Airtable breaking things that used to work versus new features. This speaks of company culture.