Page Designer- Duplicate layout to another table


#1

I’d like to create a Layout in Page designer and use that same layout for multiple tables inside the same Base. Is this possible?

Thanks,
Jake


#2

No, there does not appear to be a way to do this - and seemingly for good reason. Unless you had two identical tables that you wanted to share the layout between, Airtable would not know which fields from the second table to map to the fields you put into the page design from the first table.

If you design a page for a “People” table that has fields for:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Email

and wanted to duplicate the page design for a “Company” table that has fields for:

  • Name
  • Location
  • Trade

Airtable will not know where to put data from the “Location” and “Trade” fields. So Airtable’s current UX solution is that you need to build a new design for each table that you want to represent in the Page Designer.


#3

Fair Enough, It would be handy to at least be able to create a template for the general layout of the page then I could populate/link the information. No big deal, I have a work around.

Thank you,
Jake


#4

Hi Jake,

Very curious to hear what you may have come up with RE page layout. AT’s form is quite primitive and we’ve been spoiled by the many options offered by the likes of Filemaker.

All best,

Ken


#5

I’d like to +1 @Jake_Tickle 's suggestion. I spent a lot of time putting together a snazzy page in page designer. I can totally re-use it for similar tables. Think the only way I can do it is by replicating the base and repurposing the original table / linking to suit the purpose.


#6

What if you had different tables for months of the year that had the same records (i.e. newsletter signup, purchases, discount code usage), and wanted to create identically formatted monthly reports showcasing different results for the same categories?

If you are able to duplicate tables and their records, you should be able to duplicate the page designer formatting you’ve created, as this takes ages to perfect.

Is there another easy way of creating these monthly reports via Page Designer?

Thanks