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Sean_Murphy1
7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

I’m curious if there are any plans to add conditionally shown fields to Interfaces, similar to what is possible in form view?

For example, if you’re tracking network outages you might use one field to specify that the cause is a power outage, in which case you would want other fields to appear that let you specify when the power outage started and ended (so you can track UPS runtime when the power goes out, and site recovery time when it comes back.)

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Sean_Murphy1
7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

Well rejoice, because the feature is here!
https://support.airtable.com/docs/building-and-sharing-forms-in-airtable#setting-conditional-form-field-visibility 

[EDIT] Apologies, that link must've snuck into my clipboard without me realizing. Of course it is not the correct link. Sorry for the confusion. The correct link is here
it's a little buried, but look for 'Visibility' under 'Adding, reordering, removing, and customizing fields' and 'Using groups in record detail pages' under 'Configure the group properties on the right side:' ... does airtable hate anchor tags or something? 😅

I haven't had a chance to use it heavily yet, but if this had been there when I started designing my interfaces, I'd have a lot fewer interfaces.

[EDIT] I have been using it heavily in a way I hope is compatible with future development. That is, I now simply have a 'workflow step' column and I only show groups that are relevant to that step in the workflow. It results in some pretty clunky looking pages in 'edit' mode, but it's a small price to pay to be able to clearly define workflow steps and have the interface adjust appropriately for users.

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David_Needham1
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I have this exact question.

Alex_Gribov
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Same – This would be a very useful feature for designing. It would also be especially useful in being able to “group” elements and toggle the whole group conditionally.

E.g. if status is A show Group A, if status is B show group B (where each group has things besides fields – Such as text boxes

Fjodor
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Same here !

Would be nice to specify via a filter, which fields are visible. We have lots of products (6.000+) in different categories. Each category has it's own small subset of meaningful fields to manage.

At the moment, I have to use interface-page for each category. We have about 15-20 categories. Would be great to have only one interface page with conditionally showing the fields, which match a filter criteria (by category in our scenario).

This is my same situation. Conditionally shown fields is crucial to interface success. I'm trying to design a portal where user ONLY interact with interfaces. Already, column view is useless with this many fields.

ns
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

+1

 

Sophie_BELLEGO
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Same here, really need to adjust my forms into interfaces, much more easy for the team to answer.... but really need to use the conditionnal option to make it work !

Yehoshua_Staube
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I am eagerly waiting for this as well. +1!!!!!

SoulFULLTool
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Yes please! This would be super handy. I tried to get it right in forms but couldn't do it all there. This would be a great alternative.

scrambledmeggs
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

My team DESPERATELY needs a feature like this! +1