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Do more with Buttons in Airtable Interfaces

airtable Jul 01, 2024

Unpacking the Mighty Buttons on Airtable Interfaces

Airtable interface holds a plethora of features to make your life easier while managing projects. In this blog, we will focus on one such powerful feature – the Buttons.

Power of Airtable Buttons

Buttons inside Airtable interfaces break down a myriad of tasks into single-click actions. From jumping to different pages to opening up external links, they truly are a powerhouse. However, their versatility often remains unexplored as some of their features are subtly tucked away.

Diving into Airtable Interfaces

Before discussing buttons, let's get familiar with Airtable interfaces. It consists of folders containing multiple pages. You can add pages to the folders according to your workflow. A universally liked layout is the record review interface due to its ease of use and intuitive layout.

The process starts with creating a button in the record area. Notice how the blue outline appears, indicating that you are in the 'Record' section. A mere click will let you add a button in the selected area.

Customize your Buttons

Once the button is in place, don't stop! Click it again to reveal its properties. Here's when you realize that the default action 'go to website' is merely the tip of the iceberg.

Airtable Button Actions

Buttons on Airtable Interfaces allow you various actions:

  • Updating Record: You can update the status or change details of the selected record at the click of a button. The advantage? You can guide your processes through desired pathways by making key changes instantly.
  • Copying Link to Record: If you want to share specific record details via email or elsewhere, this feature lets you copy the link to the exact record.
  • Deleting a Record: Want to declutter your interface? One click can help you delete a selected record.
  • Applying a Template: If you have recurrent tasks, you can readily fetch your set templates and create new tasks efficiently.
  • Navigating Interface Pages: To open specific pages without the need to navigate, the button feature is an easy solution.
  • Opening External URL: Launching a new tab with an external URL is as simple as a single click.
  • Go to URL in Record: This advanced feature helps in launching interface pages for specific records.
  • Running an Automation: For complex task sequences, you can use this feature to prompt a series of actions with one press of a button.

Concluding Thoughts

Airtable buttons on interfaces are a powerhouse that significantly amplifies the functionality and ease of use of the platform. Implement your workflows effortlessly with the wide array of button actions, facilitating a streamlined, efficient, and effective work system.

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