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How to Use Block Views
How to Use Block Views

How to Use Block Views

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What are Block Views?

Block Views are used to view and edit your Airtable records in various ways. With a Block View, you can customize what you see in a record.

Each Layout in Amplify can contain as many Block Views as you would like and you can rearrange them in any order.

Block Views Available

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- View or edit data from a single record. Customize the record by displaying or hiding fields.

- View or edit data in Linked record field types that are connected to other tables. Customize the record by displaying or hiding fields.

- View content in full-screen from the following field types: attachment, URL, long text, single line text, formula, rollup, and lookup

- View and edit Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides directly inside Airtable

- View a list of records from a linked table or view

- Write and view your text in plaintext format

- Write and view your text in Markdown format

- Create and edit your text in HTML format

- Create and edit data in JSON syntax

How to Add New Block View

  • First, create a new layout by clicking Create Layout
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  • Click Add Block View
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  • Click Add Block below the Block View Type you want to use
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To add more Blocks if you already have other Blocks inside a Layout:

  • Click the 3 dots menu
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  • Click the + Add Block icon
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Block View Menu

The Block View menu is available on any Block and allows you to:

  • Manage Layout - Manage the current layout or any other layout settings
  • Delete Block - Delete the Block from your layout
  • Add Block - Add a new Block to your layout
  • Rename Block Title - Rename the title of your Block
  • Set Defaults - Set Default values in any field - (Setup for the Default value is in the Field Settings option)
  • Field Settings - Settings to customize the Block View. Review each Block View type for specific options.
  • Field Visibility - Choose which fields are displayed in your Block
  • Choose a Block View Type to see available settings
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To access the settings menu for any Block View:

  • Click the menu icon in the top right corner
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  • Choose your option
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View Block in Full Screen

  • Click the full screen icon. This will expand the Editor to full screen
  • Click the arrow icon to expand to the entire app
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Browse Records in Your Table

To browse to the previous or next record in your table:

  • Click the previous and next arrows in the app navigation menu
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Create a New Record

To create a new record and switch to it:

  • Click the Modify Record button directly above the blocks
  • Choose Create New Record & Switch to It
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Clone Current Record

To clone the current record:

  • Click the Modify Record button directly above the blocks
  • Choose Clone Current Record & Switch to It
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Expand and View Current Record in Native Airtable View

To view the current record in the native Airtable view:

  • Click the Modify Record button directly above the blocks
  • Choose Expand & View Current Record
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Delete Current Record

To delete the current record:

  • Click the Modify Record button directly above the blocks
  • Choose Delete Current Record
  • Click Delete
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Delete a Block

To delete a Block from your layout:

  • Click the Block menu
  • Click Delete Block
  • Click Delete
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