Are Airtable Record IDs unique across Tables? Across Bases?


#1

I’m curious to know if record IDs like reciw1K6rcYbpRN0o are unique for a table, unique for a base, or unique across bases for an organization.


#2

Hi Roman,

They are currently globally unique, but you shouldn’t count on this being the case in the future. We may change them to only be unique within a base, so it would be best to always store the base ID (begins with app) alongside the record ID in external systems.


#4

Thanks Kasra!

Is it correct then that record IDs are never reused within a base, even after records are deleted?


#5

That’s generally true, but we can’t guarantee that outside of your plan’s data retention period.