Oct 02, 2018 02:57 AM
I’m a big fan of look-ups but I would really like to be able to remove records the occur more than one time. Is there a way to do that?
Aug 14, 2021 12:06 PM
+1 from me too.
This would really help us.
Aug 23, 2021 12:43 PM
+1 I’m currently evaluating AirTable and this was an immediately noticeable issue. Seeing how old this thread is, how much activity etc, as well as in other threads of “why-is-this-not-standard?” feature requests, I’m beginning to seriously doubt this product.
Sep 24, 2021 12:34 PM
+1 for this feature.
Sep 27, 2021 08:12 AM
+1 for this!, how many years more do we have to wait for it?
Oct 25, 2021 01:43 PM
+1 still need this solution
Oct 26, 2021 04:36 PM
+1 Adding my name to the list, as well as everyone over in this thread: How can I make a lookup field show only unique results? - #22 by Karlstens
Oct 27, 2021 03:08 PM
+1 from me too. Surprised that this has not been done yet!
Oct 28, 2021 03:59 PM
+1 from me too - need this, cant believe it doesnt already have this function and only just realised all my counts were incorrect
Nov 03, 2021 05:15 AM
this would be awesome!!
Nov 03, 2021 09:06 AM
+1 from me too. thanks for sharing the workaround in the meantime
Nov 18, 2021 11:48 AM
+1 Joining the chorus — I want to display the lookup values in a gallery view, but if they can’t be deduped, it becomes an impossible UX problem! ARGH. Please add this feature!
Nov 22, 2021 11:13 AM
+1 But more broadly need UNIQUE function (so can be used with all kinds of lists). And better array/list functionality would really add a lot of power.
Dec 05, 2021 01:09 PM
Would be good to have this feature implemented in the new year. :smiling_face_with_sunglasses:
I appreciate the Automation work-around, but it is a still workaround for what effectively would be considered a missing stock feature by many users.
Dec 17, 2021 01:47 PM
I’m working really hard to understand this workaround, and I’m close, but not quite there.
Does someone have an example of this somewhere that I can look at the guts of to understand better?
Dec 21, 2021 01:07 PM
You can find duplicates in your records using the On2Air Amplify app in Airtable.
Here’s a quick video how:
And an article:
Add the app directly to your Airtable base:
You can also use our UNIQUE ARRAYS function in the On2Air Actions app
Here’s info on the Unique Arrays function
Dec 29, 2021 07:31 PM
+1 please! it causes a UX issue for my use case
Jan 11, 2022 10:10 AM
There’s also the Dedupe app, but both require an extra step, as does the automation checkbox workaround that @Adam_Minich shared above.
Airtable, it would be SO useful to have Lookup fields only pull in unique values. The mockup @David_Krizan shared with a “Only display unique linked records” toggle would be amazing.
Feb 01, 2022 02:16 PM
Same issue here — and, as another user mentioned, ARRAYUNIQUE() doesn’t actually work — all the duplicates remain except now they’re no longer clickable. Not having this feature makes it difficult to use Airtable for most purposes beyond what I’d do in Google Sheets.
Feb 04, 2022 04:56 PM
Came here from Google with this exact problem. The solution proposed above was exactly what I was looking for in the UI – please implement!
Feb 13, 2022 12:13 PM
It’s shocking to see this hasn’t been addressed after three and half years, and is making me question whether to adopt Airtable, as this is something I’m encountering two days into the product trial and it will clearly frustrate all of my intended uses of the product.
Filtering out duplicates in a displayed lookup field isn’t even available in interface designer, so far as I can tell? Was this tested by any UX designers?
Three year old bugs that require the use of workarounds that eat up premium service allowances makes me feel like the product is in sales & maintenance mode and I’d be better off sticking with what I can accomplish in Sharepoint…