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Hi, I have a linked field that links records from the same table but from a different view (I have filter applied on that view based on some conditions)
When I link a field (from Table A) to a record from another table (Table B), In Table B, I get a new column that shows what records are being linked to in Table A
But in my case, when I link to a view in the same table, I am not able to see what records are linked to a record in the view.
What I am trying to achieve basically is if a record from the view is linked, it cannot be linked to another record. I want to hide that record from the linking view. Please suggest if this can be done or if there is a hack for this. thanks in advance
Yeah, these missing “backlinks” are one of the top major flaws & missing features of Airtable, and it annoys everyone. I have no idea why the engineers at Airtable stopped short of including this, since everybody who links records within the same table needs this feature. It is a real problem.
The best thing that you can do is try to put pressure on the Airtable team to fix this by sending them an email message at email@example.com. Historically, they don’t take feedback from any users unless those users are enterprise customers, but you can at least try.
Thanks @ScottWorld for the script. I will send an email as well. This feature could really help a lot. In the meantime, I will use the script. thanks again
Legend, thanks so much for posting Scott. This solves a filtering problem I had due to this very reason. Thanks again!!