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Field Grouping and Visual Overlays in List and Grid Views

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast
Status: New Ideas

Our team really needs the ability to group fields together and visually display those groups, similar to adding an extra header row in Excel (example below).

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  1. Enhanced Visual Clarity: This feature will provide an improved visual understanding of the relationship between different fields, eliminating the need for users to check each field's description separately.
  2. Improved Organization: This feature will allow users to categorize and group related fields together, enhancing the data's structure and making it easier to navigate and understand.
  3. Personalization: By allowing users to change the color and title of the group, the feature adds a layer of personalization, making the data representation more intuitive and user-specific.

Use Case Examples:

  1. Project Management: In a project management base, fields can be grouped together based on different project stages, team responsibilities, etc., enhancing the understanding of project flow and status.
  2. CRM: In a CRM base, fields can be grouped by customer details, interaction history, deal status, etc., providing a better overview of customer relationships.
  3. HR Management: In an HR base, fields can be grouped into "Applicant Details" and "Interview Status", making it easier to track the recruitment process.
  4. Event Planning: In an event planning base, fields can be grouped by event details, participant information, logistics, etc., enhancing the event management process. This feature, with its focus on improving visual understanding and data organization, aligns with Airtable's commitment to making data management more intuitive and user-friendly.


  1. Ability to create groups of related fields.
  2. Ability to assign individual fields to these groups.
  3. Ability to distinguish each group visually in both List and Grid views.
  4. Ability to display the name of the group in a master header above the respective grouped fields.
  5. Ability to personalize the appearance of these groups.
  6. Ability to change the color of a group.
  7. Ability to change the title of a group.
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer


4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

This feature would play well with a view where "grouped" fields could be displayed together in UI as quick links, or accordion, or some other UI organization / efficiency grouping.

Take address fields on a person for example. Street 1, Street 2, city etc. Typically a user would want to see either all those fields at the same time, or not see any of them at all.