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Gokul_Kumar
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I set prefill data for certain columns and created form for other fields. On entering form data, new row is created but these prefill records returned empty. I thought new row will contain prefill data regardless of how it is created.

I referred this for temp solution: Can I prefill a portion of a form?

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Emily_Drumm
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I desperately need this feature – it would eliminate the need for a lot of manual data cleanup and would save sooooo much time. Please add this!

Alec_Kap
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Is there any status on this? I’d love to use this as-well!

Simon_Robain
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Any updates on this issue… ?

Alan_ngn
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Very interested in this. Seems like it’s been on the roadmap for a few years.

Denys_Maksymov
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Me, and about 50 different people who I referred to Airtable desperately need this update. Is there any way to get the idea if it is still on the roadmap?

Patrick_Ford1
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Same! Please make this happen!

Mahmoud_Yousif
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Also would really love this feature :heart_eyes:

Bruce_Halliburt
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I would like this change too - PROVIDED: you can specify which fields can be populated through a form and remain hidden. Allowing any field to be populated whether or not it’s visible though a form would introduce a potential security vulnerability IMHO…

Noamsay
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hi @Bruce_Halliburton and others,

I suggest to use Jotform as I do. Benefits:

  • It’s integrated to Airtable (Zapier not required).
  • It’s free (up to 5 forms).
  • You can create dynamic form with conditions
  • You can create custom design
  • You can prefill values by adding them as parameter in the URL (like Airtable native form)
  • You can pass pre-populated values to Airtable even on hidden fields. Just don’t forget in the form settings to select “Don’t clear” in the “Clear Hidden Field Values” question

Snip20200226_22

1 major disavantage:

  • You cannot display a dropdown from an Airtable Linked Record field on your Jotform (or send a pre-populated value to a linked record field). I think only Airtable native form can.
Mark_Barnes
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

3 1/2 years later, and this feature still isn’t here :slightly_frowning_face: