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Short of more granular user permissions (by table, not by base), it would be VERY useful to be able to lock certain records… or even certain fields.
We have many, VERY complicated records, that we’d like to use as templates. I want to prevent someone from trying to do their job and accidentally altering the master…
They don’t even have to be permission locked…just a button you have to push to MAKE SURE you want to delete/alter it, before you do.
YES PLEASE! I was thinking a mode where all records in a Grid View are locked (as an option) and you need to open the record to edit it or choose to go off of safety mode to bulk edit inline in Grid view.
This would be a great feature for me. All of my collaborative bases are with clients, and sometimes, they get a little click happy. There are some things they need to be able to do, but I don’t want them messing with the fancy stuff.
Agreed. I would really value the ability to lock certain fields by user type.
100% Agree - This would be amazing
It appears that there is no response from AirTable about this. Are they working towards an update?
Here’s a good thread that highlights some of the challenges and thoughts on implementing this type of solution:
Looks like it will come. We just need to be patient. Not ideal, but it’s actually such an overwhelming topic, so it makes sense.
Hope this helps @John_Pen
oh please. this is the only thing keeping our company away from choosing airtable.
we might go with custom erp development just because of the missing indepth permission control.
Awesome suggestion - definitely would love this.
Yes, the ability to create template records, lock them so they’re protected, and can then be copied and reused for real data is absolutely needed.
Locking records is also important for archiving purposes. We need this Airtable!