Linked Record Filter by Conditions and Record Contents

It’s great to be able to “Limit record selection to a view” when selecting a Linked Record, however, this means that the number of views gets out of hand quickly. It also means creating views that you will never look at (as they are only needed for filtering Linked Record options).

I would prefer the ability to filter linked records by conditions instead. This would add flexibility and prevent the creation of unnecessary views. Bonus points if you could filter based on data from both the current record, and the Linked Record. For example, show if {Current record field} contains_______ and {Linked Record field} contains _________.

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Yes, this is very much needed in the product. In fact, in my opinion, it is the #1 missing feature from Airtable.

We’ve been calling these things “dynamic conditional variables”, and ironically, they’ve ALREADY BROUGHT THEM to Automations (in the “Find Records” action)!

But they haven’t brought them to the rest of Airtable yet!

The Airtable team doesn’t show up here very often to read our posts, so please be sure to email support@airtable.com and tell them how important this feature is for you.

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Yes, we also have those filters in the Lookup and Rollup fields (which are based on the Linked Record :man_facepalming:). At least now we have Sections for the views, @DavidVM you could create a section for those views, collapse it and forget it :sweat_smile:

Hey David,

This is how the functionality looks in automations, would be great to see it rolled out to the main product.

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Like Scott said, please bother airtable support@airtable.com