I want to hide the primary field in a gallery but don't see a way to do this?

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I would like to hide the primary field in a gallery because I want to use a long field for the title. I understand primary keys and keeping the title short. No problem. But, I don’t want to publish the primary key but a long field. I attached an example pic of what I am talking about but not sure anyone can see it, since all I see is a link.


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Unfortunately, the very sad news is that it is not possible to hide the primary field in a gallery, nor is it possible to use a different field as the header of the gallery card.

My clients have been desperate for this functionality throughout Airtable — not just with galleries, but with calendar entries, linked record fields, and other areas as well.

I would recommend adding it as a feature request in the #show-and-tell:product-suggestions category, and hopefully our dreams will come true someday! :slightly_smiling_face:

I kind of figured that as I am ramping up. I sure would like to hide lables such as Date. I don’t need a definition and it just handy to have the option to hide a field header. I do like the product the more I find out.

Thanks for responding

You can hide other fields on the gallery card, just not the primary field.

6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Airtable should allow users to hide the primary field. There is no valid reason to prevent this.

6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I've found a workaround to hide the content of Primary Filed in read-only view for my external clients.
The trick is to create a new base, and sync the table you want to share.
On the synced table in the new base, you'll get the same Primary Field. 
BUT, for some reason, you can change the TYPE of this field. 
By choosing "Date", for example, since me primary field is not a date, the Primary Field will now be EMPTY. 
I just found this trick that now allows me to use shareable view & Interfaces in order to share records to my external clients without sharing the Primary Field (that contains unwanted information for my client)

Hope it could be some people around here!