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We’re putting together an order form for our clients. The various components of that order are listed in other tables. So they use linked record fields to select which components they need for the order.
Because linked records only display the primary field, clients aren’t able to see the image of the component they’re choosing. As a workaround, we’re using helper text and shared links so they can at least see a catalogue of their options alongside the form. But representative thumbnails directly in the form would be preferred.
Current state of order form:
Thanks for the feedback! The only workaround that comes to mind is that if the person filling out the order is a member of the base, you can create a URL that pre-fills the right component directly in the catalogue table which they can use
I’d even recommend – if I was so bold – to use the new Button to create a “Order this item” button that pre-fill that item in the order form!
Hope that helps & appreciate the feedback
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That’s a clever thought, Aron. Unfortunately:
* A given Order is comprised of number of records from additional linked tables - such as a Props, Background Images, and Products. Together they create an image we’ll be producing. So if the collaborator is indicating their interest in a given Product, for example, then the prefill will only have populated one portion of that order form - it wouldn’t have carried over information about the Prop or Background Image.
Have you spoken with Dan at @openside about the On2Air: Forms product? I worked with him on some projects last year, and he’s got a way to have a text/image combo as part of a drop-down list, thanks to how his tool integrates with Jotform.
On2Air: Forms looks pretty awesome @Justin_Barrett and @openside. I’ll definitely be weighing it against the current implementation.
We’ve built a form that supports showing lookup fields inside the form, including images. You can check out the demo on this page for an example:
I have the same need, as this for a Form.
Users click a field selection on the form and it does not explain or show them what they are picking?
In this example Current Doc is the primary and is only a number.
When i click Add, i get the scrolling pop-up window of all options:
This is not helpful and would like to see the linked field which is the description of the Document as well?
and then once a record is selected, it display’s the description linked field in the form as well
So there is 2 issues here;
Any guidance would be appreciated.
I have the same need here
same here… so frustrating! how hard can it be to add this functionality!!
Talk about coming late to the party…
You could move the Primary Key (PL001, PL002…etc) to a new field and add a new PK with the formula field type. You would then enter a formula such as:
Doc & " - " & Description
…depending on what your respective field names are
Then when a user goes to select the linked record on the form they will see the Doc and Description
Hope this helps everyone!