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Multi-Line Fields in Kanban Interface Element & Kanban Views

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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator
Status: New Ideas
What is the proposed idea/solution?

Allow Fields in Kanban Cards (either for Views or Interfaces) to be multi-line.

See how a Trello Card looks like:

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See how packed the tags are and how much information is contained in 3 lines.

Now see the same in Airtable for a Kanban Interface:

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See how the Tags Field is cut-off, not letting the user to see all the corresponding Tags.

This issue applies to other potentially long fields such as Text or Formulas containing a concatenated text string.

How does is solve the user problems?

Currently, the only field type that supports multi-line is the Long Text. However, since the cards are small, any field with more than 4 words get cut off, and a user needs to get into the card details to understand what the card is about.

How was this validated?


Who is the target audience?

Trello users trying to switch to Airtable

1 Comment
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

As someone experimenting switching to Airtable from Trello completely agree. The record titles are only a single line of text no matter if you make it single or long text, so some of my kanban card titles are literally not even two full words before getting cut off. If I can't see what the title of a project I'm tracking is, what's the point? Trello will make their card titles multiple lines to fit the text no matter how long it is.