Re: Add multiple records at a time

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4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Hi, I tried to apply this solution found in the community :
"You can add multiple blank records by using the [shift][enter] keyboard shortcut in a grid view. Simply hold the keys down longer to add more records.

I tried to hold down the keys longer : it only adds new lines in the text edit box of the record.

Does anyone know if I’m doing something wrong?

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7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

Hi and welcome @Master_GF!
Whan you use [shift][enter] in a long text field it assumes that you want to create a line break in your text. (And when you use [enter] it assumes you want to create a “hard” line break = new paragraph.) This is normal behaviour for most text editors. When you have a long text field cell selected it doesn’t know to do anything else.

If you instead click in a different kind of field of the same or a different record and then press [shift][enter] Airtable will now correctly understand it as you wanting to create a new record.

Thank you very much for your answer. It solved my problem.


6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hi there :slightly_smiling_face:
Useful trick indeed, thanks @momentsgoneby80 !
A nice feature to add would be to be able to specify a precise number of new records to add …