Re: Button Field Not Working In My Interface

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7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

I added a button field to my interface but it’s not clickable.


I don’t see an option to make it editable when I go to the properties to try to configure.


I’m assuming this is a bug — buttons would be handy to include on an interface!

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I already have the syncing hooked up to the Stage changing in addition to the Sync button. So for now I’m just toggling the stage back and forth when I want to sync outside of a real stage change. A bit of a nuisance but I can live with it for now.

Outside of this I’m really loving the new Interfaces!

5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I don’t understand why airtable don’t see the potential to let us use button in interfaces AND let guests use it even without the paid plan.

If you do that, we could be able to build webapp in a day using airtable…

Hi Kamille,

Thanks for your insight here, it helps a bit with an issue I’m having as well.
I’ve integrated Twilio with Airtable and am setting up an Interface in which I hope to have an easily understandable, user friendly way to send SMS to contact groups via Twilio’s service. I can’t figure out how to set this up as its an App in the Dashboard of my base. I was trying with the buttons but they’re unclickable…
Do you have any suggestions in this area?

The Send SMS app is, luckily, one of the easiest ones to workaround Interface’s limitation since it isn’t pulling data from any one record.

You could just go to your base, make the Send SMS app full screen, copy the url in your address bar, then make that url the basis for your Button field. Clicking the button from the Interface will open the base in a new screen with the app expanded.

LOL is that a real answer coming from Airtable? Unbelievable.
It’s clearly a feature you need, talk to your engineers

I do not work for Airtable, I’m just listing the practical reason why this feature doesn’t exist.

@Airtable this a 1000%

I too hope that we can execute Scripting Apps via an interface by clicking a button, either via an Interface button or a Field Button. It would be too cool to have a script “element” embed into a Dash for use - without all the clutter that comes with the dash - or with that said, have either an option to embed a Scripting Extension OR an entire Dash into an interface.

Just annoy that the only way I can run script is via an Automation - which consumes an automation per click.

  • it consumes an automation run
  • which is very slow compared to scripting extension
  • and has no idea who clicked the button
  • and has no good way to report any errors,
  • and can only accept input from fields, requiring the creation of additional fields that might have meaningful values for only the duration of the automation run