Base trash
  • 23 Aug 2022
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The trash function allows to see and restore the tables, views, fields, extensions, and records that have been deleted in a base in the past seven days. If you need to restore a record's individual cell values, see this article about using record-level Revision history.

Trash and permissions

What actions you can take within the trash dialog are limited by your permission level.

  • You need to have edit-only or creator permissions to see the trash dialog.
  • Only creators can empty the trash.
  • Read-only users cannot open or otherwise see the contents of the trash.
  • You need to have edit-only or creator permissions to restore deleted views and records.
  • Only creators can restore deleted tables and fields.

Access base trash

To access the trash for a base, click the base history icon located in the upper-right portion of the base. Then, click the trash icon.

This will bring up a list of all the deletions from the past seven days. Each deletion entry will tell you what was deleted, what kind of item was deleted (table, view, field, extension, or record), when it was deleted, and who deleted it.

Restoring from trash

To restore an item from the trash, click the Restore option next to a deleted item.

If you have creator-level permissions for the base, you can permanently remove everything that's in the trash by emptying it. To empty the trash, click the Empty trash button at the top of the trash dialog. Any trash you delete this way will no longer be recoverable (unless that information is recovered through the restoration of a snapshot). Please use this feature with caution.

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