On phone app, hidden fields are not hidden


#1

When I hide some fields on the computer on some view, the same fields are still visible on my phone app (iPhone last version of app 2016/05/26) from the same view. Basically, all fiels are visible on the app

Is it normal?


Hidden Column Still Visible in iOS
#2

Don’t know if it’s normal, but I see it as well. I’d like to see hidden fields hidden on mobile as well.


#3

This is “normal” (as in, “by design”) for now.

A hidden field is hidden from the mobile card view, but it is still shown when the record is expanded. Similarly, on the web browser, a hidden field is hidden from the grid view, but shown when the record is expanded.

We realize this can be confusing, so we’re considering changes to make hidden field behavior a bit less surprising!


#4

Hi Emmett,

I was just checking on this since we are running into the same issue at our company. I know this is intended functionality but it would be great to have a button at the top right that allows you to show/hide hidden cells. Also I recognize this is an old thread.

Perhaps have the cells hidden by default, unless you tap “show”?


#5

any update on hiding what’s hidden on android app? I have many columns that are hidden but when they show up on mobile it makes it difficult to navigate and find the right columns


#6

Same here it is very surprising, as the goal of our views is to make sure people see only the info they need.


#7

This is silly. The point of creating a view that hides columns/fields is to simplify viewing and entering data, particularly for users other than the creator. I created a view named “entry” that hid some columns/fields, thinking it would simplify the mobile form that appears when pressing “+” in the app, but it had no effect. Consequently, I now have to tell my users “oh, just ignore those fields”. What are they smoking at Airtable to think “this is the way it should work”?


#8

Any updates on this? I’m finding data entry quite confusing on the app due to all the hidden fields appearing.


#9

has been quite a long time but no update, is there a product roadmap or a table where planned released are published?


#10

Yeah, this should at leas be the same as an expanded view on desktop where hidden fields are grouped under a toggle at the bottom. I agree with previous users. I don’t want to see all these fields on any device when I hide them.