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Linked Records Show The Color From Parent Table

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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I’ve seen requests to have specify a color for linked records, but I’d like to request a feature where the linked item actually gets its color from the linked table.

I have tasks with a “completed” field in one table. I created a nice color coding in that table to see at a glance, what’s in progress or done.


I then link to these tasks from another table. But there, I only see a long list of grey boxes that don’t give me any information other than their name. To see which of these linked tasks are actually finished, I need to click every one of them and open the detail window.

Imagine I could specify that the boxes should inherit the color from a view of that linked table. In the column config dialog, I pick the view the color should come from and voila.


At a glance, I see what tasks are done, in progress, not started, without changing tables or clicking into every one.

5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hi @Chris_Polus,

Thanks for providing such detailed and thoughtful insights about color-coding linked records! I especially like the examples you provided. Having this kind of context is incredibly helpful for our product team as we think through different features and their corresponding use-cases.

I’ll share this with our Product teams, hoping we can make improvements to linked records soon.

Also, you can stay on top of Airtable product changes from our What’s New Page.

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Very cool idea, please implement!