How to check edits (by an editor) before they are applied to a table?

How can I check the edits that an editor has made to a table, before the edits are actually applied to the table, as a security measure?

I need to have two to three people remotely work on the edits and updates to a table containing about 700 records. I am concerned that they could easily change some data in error, and I would like to be able to review there edits, before I actually approve the edits, to change the data permanently in the table. Is this possible in Airtable, or with some add on block? Maybe someone has an idea or suggestion? This seems like a common concern?

Airtable has a built-in Activity Log that meticulously keeps track of every single change made to a record. It shows you both the before & after changes, along with who made the changes & when they made the changes. Just expand one of your records and open up the activity log on the right. It’s a pretty amazing & brilliant feature that most database platforms don’t have. You can learn more about it here:

The activity log is very interesting, thanks for the info!

but it seems like the edits have already been applied and it doesn’t allow me to rollback to a previous state before the edits. I am also not sure how this will allow me to find the records that were actually edited, when the total records is about 700 and edits maybe on around 10 to 50 records?

You can’t stop an edit from being made, unless you create your own system for that using other tools, such as external forms and external automation routines.

Regarding seeing the most recent edits, just add a Last Modified Time Field to your base, and sort by that field.

Thanks! I should have seen that Last Modified Time field!
I am kind of new using AT so I am still feeling my way around.

It would be nice if I found someone who already solved this issue with a form or external automation routine.

You could also just have them do their edits in another table, and then you could figure out some way to bring over their edits to the existing table. Again, you would need to create your own solution for this.

I was working on that idea before I made this post. Then I thought that possibly someone out there has an easy solution, so I posted it.

Maybe the easy fast solution does not exist, and I will go back to investigating using the second duplicate table idea? Thanks!