Field types overview
  • 24 Aug 2022
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All currently available field types are listed below in alphabetical order. You can check out our API documentation if you'd like more information on the data available for each field type.

Field type name

Data type

Description

Support article

AttachmentFileAn attachment field is a type of field that allows you to attach one or more files directly to your Airtable records. Attachment field type article
AutonumbernumberAn autonumber column automatically generates a unique, automatically incremented number for each record. Autonumbers can be helpful when you need a unique identifier for each record, or when using a formula in the primary field.Autonumber field type article
Barcodebarcode object If you use the mobile Airtable client, then you can use the camera in your mobile device to scan several types of barcodes and QR codes.Barcode field type article
Buttonbutton objectThe button field adds interactivity to your record such as opening a URL.Button field type article
CheckboxbooleanA checkbox field is useful for true/false values within a record.Checkbox field type article
Collaboratorcollaborator objectThe collaborator field allows you to select one or more names from an automatically generated dropdown list of all the collaborators (both workspace collaborators and base collaborators) with whom your base is shared.Collaborator field type article
CountnumberA count field lets you count the number of linked records in a record link column.Count field type article
Created timestring (ISO 8601 formatted date)The created time field type will automatically show the date (and optionally, time) that a record was created.Created time field type article
Created Bycollaborator objectThe created by field will automatically show which collaborator created a record within the base.Created by field article
CurrencynumberA currency field is a specific type of number field that formats the number as a currency amount. Currency field type article
Date & Timestring (ISO 8601 formatted date)A date field allows you to easily enter a date and optionally a time into a cell. When editing a date time, you will be presented with a calendar widget that makes it easy to select a specific date.Date (and time) field type article
DurationnumberThe duration field type is a numeric field type intended for use with time durations measured in hours, minutes, seconds, or milliseconds. (If you want to store a time duration measured in days, weeks, or other larger units, use a regular number field.)Duration field type article
EmailstringAn email field is intended to store a single email address in each cell. Clicking on an email address within an email field will open up your computer's native email client with the To: field addressed to the email you just clicked on.Email field type article
Formulavaried outputs (depending on the formula)Formulas allow you to compute a value in each record based on other cells in that same record.Formula field type article
Last modified bycollaborator objectThe last modified by field displays which collaborator made the most recent change to a record. Last modified by field type article
Last modified timestring (ISO 8601 formatted date)

The last modified time field type returns the most recent date and time that a record was modified by a user in a non-computed field 

Last modified time field type article
Linked record (Link to another record)array of record IDs (strings)A linked record field allows you to represent the relationships between related records by creating links between them. This is particularly helpful when you have multiple tables of related items or concepts—for example, if you have a table of contacts and a table of companies, you can use a linked record field to link each contact to the company that they work for.Linked Record field type article
Long text (With or without rich text formatting enabled)stringA long text field is great when you need to keep notes or multiple lines of text in each record. You can enter new lines into a long text field, and even @mention a collaborator inside the text. If you need more styling options, you can enable rich text for the field.Long text field type article
Lookuparray of numbers, strings, booleans, or objectsA lookup field allows you to look up a specific field in a linked record.Lookup field type article
Multiple selectarray of stringsA multiple select field is similar to a single select field; it allows you to select predetermined options from a list. Unlike a single select field, however, you can select as many options as you'd like per cell.Multiple select field type article
NumbernumberThe number field type is a field type designed to hold numbers. The number field type is a general-purpose field type for most numerical values, like the number of chairs of a particular type your furniture business has in stock, or the distance in kilometers from one city to another city.Number field type article
PercentnumberThe percent field type is a field type designed to hold numerical values formatted as percents. The values in a percent field are all represented as fractions of 100 with the percent sign; e.g. the number .75 in a percent field is represented as 75%.Percent field type article
Phone numberstringA phone number field will format a 10-digit string of numbers as a US/Canada phone number, in the form (XXX) XXX-XXXX.Phone number field type article
RatingnumberThe rating field allows you to rate your records for the purposes of ranking or quality assessment.Rating field type article
Rollupnumber or stringA rollup field performs calculations or formulas on an aggregate of inputs from another field based upon a linked record relationship.Rollup field type article
Single line textstringThe single line text field is best for short, unique pieces of text, such as the names of your friends, the names of your cats, or the names of your friends' cats.Single line text field type article
Single selectstringA single select field is ideal when you want to be able to select a single option from a preset list of options.Single select field type article
URLstringA URL field is intended to store a single URL in each cell. Clicking on a URL will bring you to that URL.URL field type article


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