Oops! Editable shared view update

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Airtable Alumni (Retired)

Hi all -

I hope your week is going well. As you may have noticed this morning, editable shared views was accidentally enabled for all Airtable users and has since been rolled back.

First, I would like to apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused and acknowledge that we know this is a feature that the community is excited about. It has been great to watch people become experts in 30 minutes to share with the community and see all the excitement on Twitter. We know how upsetting it may be that this was accidentally enabled and we want to share some insights into what happened with all of you.

We know that collaboration in Airtable is top of mind for many of you (us too!), and the editable shared view feature is one of the many ways we’ve explored making that experience more impactful. However, we’re not currently prioritizing the development of this feature and are instead focusing on solving this problem in a more comprehensive way.

As Peter mentioned during Table Talk last month, we are planning to do a holistic revamp of permissions and updates to sharing in Airtable and do believe that there’s work to do to make collaboration in Airtable easier, more secure, and more scalable. We want to ensure we are delivering the best possible solution to you to solve this problem and have a team actively working on solutions that we hope to be able to share later this year.

We also recognize that many of you have ideas about changes you’d like to make to Airtable’s collaboration experience. We’d love to hear those ideas in the thread and why they’d be impactful for you. We’ll be taking that feedback, along with everything you’ve shared related to this problem in the Community in the past to help guide our future thinking.

Thank you for your understanding, we really appreciate it and apologize again for any confusion.

7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

So I got this to work, but how to get the form page to automatically close after the form has been submitted.

8 - Airtable Astronomer
8 - Airtable Astronomer

Not perfect - but have you tried pre filled forms for this … we use a combination of this and stacker for portal / near portal solutions.

8 - Airtable Astronomer
8 - Airtable Astronomer

That would be nice! My best suggestion is that you can add a message that shows on screen when the form is submitted directing the user to close the window and go back to the previous page. That’s what I’ve done in the past.

It’s also worth mentioning that the new permissions feature that rolled out for Interfaces last week gets us a lot closer to a native solution. Users who edit must be on your billing plan, which must be the Pro or Enterprise level, but with the new feature you can control exactly what data they have access to and which records they can edit.

12 - Earth
12 - Earth

Thought about it, but then I need to actively contact 800 people with their personal URL, where I would rather just schare an Interface URL and let them change their data directly. Also, I would like to just give local president the possibility to change the data of their members. 1 interface vs 15-50 prefilled forms.

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Is this feature on the road map?