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Robert_Andrews
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I have a base with a field "Company" that is a linked record.

Ultimately, I want to pre-fill my form with all values inc Company.

First, how can one pre-fill a Linked record field? Seems like it isn't possible.

Second, even if it is possible, how can I allow the creation of a new such Linked record from the form?

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ScottWorld
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

Yes, you can prefill a linked record field. The Prefilled Forms extension which @kuovonne created can help you with that.

However, Airtable does not offer any built-in ability to add new records into a linked table from a form. You have a bunch of different workarounds for handling this:

- One workaround involves adding extra fields to your form, and then running an automation after the form is submitted that adds the new record into the other table.

- A much easier method would be to give people a link on your form to click on which would take them to ANOTHER FORM to submit new entries into the other table.

- Or, you can use the free version of Fillout, which natively offers that feature built into their forms.

- You could even turn to other external form software like JotForm, and then use Make to parse out all the data into the right tables for you.

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ScottWorld
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

Yes, you can prefill a linked record field. The Prefilled Forms extension which @kuovonne created can help you with that.

However, Airtable does not offer any built-in ability to add new records into a linked table from a form. You have a bunch of different workarounds for handling this:

- One workaround involves adding extra fields to your form, and then running an automation after the form is submitted that adds the new record into the other table.

- A much easier method would be to give people a link on your form to click on which would take them to ANOTHER FORM to submit new entries into the other table.

- Or, you can use the free version of Fillout, which natively offers that feature built into their forms.

- You could even turn to other external form software like JotForm, and then use Make to parse out all the data into the right tables for you.

Oooh, great answer - thanks.