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Can you create new views via script?

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Ariel_Gross
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I did some searching but wanted to be certain since I’m still relatively new to the scripting block.

Does anyone know if there is a way to create new views?

My use case is that I currently manually create a suite of views each time I add a new client and/or project. For every project I will have an All view that shows everything about it, then an Open view that only shows stuff that’s currently being worked on, an Invoice view that gives me a summary of the tasks that need to be invoiced to make my invoicing faster, etc.

Currently I have template views that I duplicate and update the related filters to have it show the right records. I’d love to automate this with the scripting block, but I don’t see a way to create new views from script.

Am I missing something? Anyone else have any ideas?

Thanks!

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Hi,

Yes, this is still relevant because the new INTERFACES are not Scriptable (for the present) nor Shareable like the Views are (for the present).

olπ

Alyssa_Andres
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I was hoping to hear that this was possible, but sad to hear it isn’t. Perhaps I can get by with creating new tables. :crossed_fingers:

Would love a feature to create new views via script blocks.

Hi Stephen, I am also currently looking at this feature and would love to see something allowing these actions!!! I love Airtables I am forever recommending the platform to friends in my profession and this would only enrich the experience further:)
Kind regards,
Jordan

MaryHartberg
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

any update on this?! :pray:

POC
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Are there any changes on this issue?
really need this

Sergei_RasKar
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I hope this will be added after ability to create Tables and Fields was added
+100 for View creating/updating feature!!

Harry_McDonald
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Also think this feature would be extremely helpful!

Concertize_Team
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Seconding this feature - would be huge!

I’d be happy just to settle on being able to return Visible Field Names/IDs per view into both the Scripting Extension and an Automation Script. I’m not sure why this particular feature is missing - as we have the ability to hardcode in the visible field object - but there’s no method to simply return and use view field visibility.

For example, here we have the await input.recordAsync method that specifically has an optional “fields” argument - but the only way we can fulfill that fields argument is by manually hard-coding our own fields object - because there’s no way to actually access which fields are visible on a per-view basis.

    let myRecord = await input.recordAsync(`Assign ${element} for ${primaryRecord.getCellValueAsString("Name")} Class`, recordFilter, 
    {fields : myViewData[element]});