How to add a new record from an interface?

You might try On2Air Amplify app. It’s an app in the marketplace.

You can add a new record in general or add new linked records to a record.

Amplify is a record dashboard app that lets you customize how you view records, linked records, linked tables, and more. You can also edit and view any Google Doc, Google Sheet, or Google Slide directly inside Airtable.

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These images show an update for the app that should be added in the next week.

Here’s a comparison between Amplify and Interfaces

That won’t work in an interface workflow though will it?

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Figured I may as well post in this thread too, that Interface buttons (and the Field Buttons too for that matter) should also have an option so that upon clicking they copy desirable Field text to the users clip-board - and that buttons should all have the ability to have unique text/emoji/icons.

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Hi Justin,
Did you end up making the walkthrough video for this? If so, I’d love a link to see it. Sorry I’ve been absent since creating the thread, but I am away on vacation, and only sporadically have internet.

Sorry, I haven’t yet recorded a video. It’s on my list, though I’m not sure how soon I can get to it (partly because of the holidays). I’ll try to get to it as soon as I can.

@Miguel_Montalvo Here’s a quick rundown of one way to do it that doesn’t require scripting.

Edit: I shared a slight variation of this method on the Jan 11th episode of the BuiltOnAir Podcast, including a link for viewers to access a script to make setup in large tables a lot easier.

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Oh !!! That’s awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Unfortunately, we do not have access to scripting, even in our Enterprise license. Ours is due to company restricting certain features due to security issues. So having the ability to add a button, or even a series of buttons with a user’s needs would be a wonderful addition.

Check a couple messages above your reply, where I share how to do this without using a script.

This only works if you don’t already have a filter setup in your upper filtering. I’ve found in the interfaces that if I try to add multiple filter selections, that they reset/disconnect when I press publish. So I can only have filter set on my records directly on the left(in the interface) and one on top, a filter I drag into my interface.



I had to remove all but one filter at the top for it to work correctly.
So having a button, or a fix to this filtering issue, would be quite handy.

Sean

Resetting filter options when publishing isn’t uncommon. It’s annoying to set them again, but after publishing they remain unchanged between sessions from my experience. However, are you saying that after publishing, the filters no longer work at all? If so, that sounds like a bug that should be reported to support.

Hi Justin.

Yes, the filters not only disconnect from their source, but don’t work at all, no matter the options I/we choose, which obviously defeats the purpose.
It works fine as I said as long as I add a filter to the listing side’s direct filtering options, but if I add more than one additional filter on that top section, as you see(or anywhere in the view), it causes all the filters to not only disconnect from their source, but not filter anything.

So yeah, I think it’s a bug or not the intentions of the programmer/developers??

I wanted to add my name to the list here - an EASY way for people to add records in the interface (when allowed) would be great.

I like the idea of using interfaces for my clients, so they don’t need to go into the backend of the base. However at this moment I give them access to their interface AND extra forms so they can add content to said interfaces… it’s a bit of a hassle.

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@Sean_Lake1 In that case, definitely report this to support@airtable.com so that they can get it on their list of fixes.

I’m working with the Enterprise team support, and made them aware of this. Thanks for all your assistance!

Have a great weekend.

Sean

Having basic, native function in the interface like, ADD Record and DELETE Record would be very important to really work in that interface.

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Welcome to the community, @THS! :smiley: I completely agree, and I’m sure that the developers have that on their radar. The workarounds that @kuovonne and I have been promoting are just that: workarounds to help people get the job done while we wait for Airtable to add features to the interface system.

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Just jumping in here with you all :slight_smile: I came here to find if there was a way to do this as well, but - for beginners. I watched the video above, but since I’m not yet familiar with all of the terminology, it was harder for someone on my level to follow. When in gallery view, the convenient plus symbol that’s down in the bottom right, is something I use regularly when adding records, and when I created the interface, I was saddened to see a useful function like that as not available. I’m sure with all of the people that are talking about it though, perhaps we might see it in the future as a few of you have mentioned. Regardless of my ability to keep up, the information in this thread was very helpful, and thanks everyone! :grin:

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Adding my vote here. Adding / deleting records would be fantastic.

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As I have been digging into the Interface Designer and using it extensively:

It’s totally awesome but without ADD, DUPLICATE and DELETE Records functionality natively built in, it’s a dead end as far as data management is concerned.

Dear Team, PLEASE put that at the top of your Interface List.

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