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"Base Variants/Portals" (alternative solution to Advanced Permissions)

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4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

The issue with advanced permissions is that there is no one-sized fits all option and it could become problematic in creating tons of permissions issues, an issue that doesn’t plague Airtable, unlike other software.

Variant/Portals are available from the Workspace Level, and you simply right click the base and “Create New Variant/Portal”.

A Variant/Portal in my mind should be the current Universe Viewer, but the App container is replaced with an editable view (Example: Britannica's Digital Content Management System - Airtable Universe), and Creators can edit/hide Tabs/Views

i.e. a duplicate of the base that syncs… (to me, and I think others it would still be useful even if it was necessary to lock the base from having new fields if a Variant/Portal relating to the base existed.)

In my mind this is better than permissions as no user-level permissions need to be added to AT, just invite the correct users to the correct Variant/Portal relating to the correct base

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16 - Uranus
16 - Uranus

While this is a third-party solution, you might find good use of Airtportal which effectively does what you want: