Getting started with Airtable kanban views
  • 05 Mar 2024
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Getting started with Airtable kanban views

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Plan availability

All plan types


Owners/Creators - Can create, delete, modify, and lock/unlock fields.


Web/Browser, Mac app, Windows app, and mobile support

Adding kanban views in Airtable

Learn about kanban views in Airtable, a way to view Airtable records as grouped stacks of cards.

From an open base:

  1. Open the “Views” sidebar on the left side of screen if it isn't already open.

  2. Under the “Create...” section click the “kanban” option. 

  3. Name the view, select whether the view is Collaborative, Personal, or  Locked (Paid plans only), and click Create new view

  4. This will open the kanban view's configuration menu. Select an existing single select, user, or linked record field, or create a new one. Click Done once you've selected or created the appropriate field.


Selecting linked record fields is only possible if "Allow linking to multiple records" is toggled off for your preferred field(s).

Customizing kanban cards in Airtable

After creating a kanban view:

  1. Click the “Customize cards” button in the view menu near the name of the kanban view.

  2. Toggle on (or off) the various fields in the base to show or hide those fields on each card.

  3. You can also search for a field in the “Find a field” box in bases that contain many fields.

  4. Lastly, you can click Hide all or Show all to show or hide every field on each card.


As noted in-product, individual records that contain no information in a particular field will not appear in the resulting kanban card.

Changing grouping fields in Airtable

From an open base containing a kanban view:

  1. Click the Stack by (your_field_name) option in the view menu next to the name of the kanban view.

  2. Choose a different grouping field or create a new one.

  3. Click Done.

Wrapping kanban card titles in Airtable

  1. Click Customize cards from an open kanban view’s configuration bar.

  2. Toggle on the option to “Wrap long cell values” at the bottom of the menu that appears.

Additional Airtable kanban field options

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