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artysaka
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Hi, community!

I'm trying to create an automation that sends a Slack message sharing the record link directly at the interface, but I'm not being able to accomplish that.

What I've tried:
Using the Airtable Record URL: Unfortunately, when I use this URL, it directs me to the table, not the interface (Case 1)
Using the Interface URL: It solves the issue of directing me to the interface instead of the table, but I'm not directed to the specific record (Case 2)

Is there a way to share the record URL that directs me to a specific record at the interface?

Case 1:

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Case 2:

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TheTimeSavingCo
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

I believe your interface URL should look something like this:

https://airtable.com/appV6kRD01MYAufd4/pagSEjsa8s9kKyBxM/edit?tSvtb=recXZn6GXtfaa57Tz

And that last bit starting with "rec" is the record ID, and so you could:

1. Create a new formula field called "Record ID" in your base with the formula "record_id()"
2. Create a new formula field called "Interface URL" or some such in your base, with the formula:

"https://airtable.com/appV6kRD01MYAufd4/pagSEjsa8s9kKyBxM/edit?tSvtb=" & {Record ID}

And you can then use the "Interface URL" field's value in your Slack message

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TheTimeSavingCo
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

I believe your interface URL should look something like this:

https://airtable.com/appV6kRD01MYAufd4/pagSEjsa8s9kKyBxM/edit?tSvtb=recXZn6GXtfaa57Tz

And that last bit starting with "rec" is the record ID, and so you could:

1. Create a new formula field called "Record ID" in your base with the formula "record_id()"
2. Create a new formula field called "Interface URL" or some such in your base, with the formula:

"https://airtable.com/appV6kRD01MYAufd4/pagSEjsa8s9kKyBxM/edit?tSvtb=" & {Record ID}

And you can then use the "Interface URL" field's value in your Slack message

Thank you very much!

I did something similar; I just paste at the Slack message field the ''Interface URL'' and also added the record ID next to it

But this raised doubts if I can trust that this ''Interface URL'' won't change. I created more fields to see if the URL changes, but it does not. 

Do you know what can potentially change this URL link? (because if this changes, it won't work anymore)

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> Do you know what can potentially change this URL link? (because if this changes, it won't work anymore)
I'm afraid not.  Each URL seems to be specific to a page in the Interface though, and making updates to that page doesn't seem to change the URL so it...should be fine

If I were you I would open a support ticket and ask to get it confirmed though heh (oh and if you do that could you let me know too? hah)