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Karlstens
11 - Venus
11 - Venus
Status: New Ideas
What is the proposed idea/solution?

As it's possible to pre-fill a View Form field - it would be useful if field permissions could be set to prevent the user from editing specified (pre-filled) fields - the idea being that the field is read-only and is simply relaying information to the user who's filling out the form.

Currently, if the field permissions within the table are set to "Nobody" can edit - a user viewing and filling out a form can still edit that field.

How does this solve the user problems?

It allows pre-filled forms to be sent and filled out by users, but only desirable fields are editable, whilst others fields are restricted from editing and will display pre-filled data that can't be edited - but can be viewed during the form process.

Who is the target audience?

Anyone who is using an Airtable automation to send a Form Link, with pre-filled URL switches, where some fields should really be non-editable and view only.

4 Comments
Josben
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I totally agree with this suggestion. I'm currently looking for a solution like this.  Any help will be appreciated. 

AnaG
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Hi, i would like to suggest an alternative option that also integrates with Airtable. The miniExtensions Form includes a convenient feature to allow pre-filling a field in the form and to allow user to see the value prefilled but field will be non-editable.  

JazzHall
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

We are also looking for this feature. Tried to use the new forms, put a default text in a (to be) prefilled field and forbid editing in the options - but this also forbids the "prefill-Link" to change the field.

Why is it so difficult to add a "read only" section in a form, that just provides information from a record?

TheBridge
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I have also been exploring the same, but haven't found a solution. Is Airtable considering this addition to keep fields with values in a prefilled form read-only?