- 08 Aug 2023
- 3 Minutes to read
Finding Airtable IDs
- Updated on 08 Aug 2023
- 3 Minutes to read
Learning how to find base, table, view, and record IDs can help you troubleshoot issues, use our API effectively, prefill forms, and more.
|All plan types/levels
|Web/Browser, Mac app, and Windows app (Add mobile apps if relevant)
Creating a record ID field
Finding record IDs
- Visit your Airtable homepage.
- Open your desired base.
- Select and expand a record.
- Review your address bar for an address similar to airtable.com/appxxxxxxxxx/tblxxxxxxxxx/viwxxxxxxxx/recxxxxxxxx.
- Your record ID is the recxxxxxxxx section of the address.
Finding expanded record URL IDs
If you expand a record, you can also see the specific record ID appear in your browser's address bar. Record ID strings always begin with "rec":
Finding base URL IDs
When you have a base open in a compatible web browser, you should see a URL in the address bar that looks similar to the example below:
In between each backslash, you will find a string that identifies the base, table, and view IDs.
- Base IDs begin with "app"
- Table IDs begin with "tbl"
- View IDs begin with "viw"
If you were to click on another table or another view within this same base, then the URL would update to match the ID of the table or view that you are now looking at.
Finding Interface URL IDs
From an open interface you will find two elements that make up the end of the URL:
- Base ID - Denoted by the prefix
appas noted above
- Interface page ID - Indicated by the prefix
If you are a user with editor permissions, then you can additionally add
/edit to the end of the URL to open the interface page in edit mode.
Finding Workspace IDs
Navigate to https://airtable.com/account and you'll see a list of any workspaces in the left-hand sidebar. Select a workspace to open its settings.
Start by clicking the arrow to the right of any workspace name. This will open a menu
As soon as you open the workspace settings, the URL in your browser's address bar will update and look something like the following:
https://airtable.com/wspBHSbFDdQCkyKtJ/workspace/billing. The text string starting with
wsp is your workspace ID.
Finding IDs in the Airtable API
To find a Base ID in the Airtable API, click on the help button near the top-right of your screen. This will open a menu where you will see the "<> API documentation" option.
After clicking the button, you will be brought to our API documentation page that will dynamically surface which base you are working in currently. Both the base name and Base ID will appear.
In our Web API documentation, there is a section called Get base schema where you will find more information about how to identify Field IDs programatically from a specific table. It's worth noting that field IDs can also be gathered manually from the field manager. With the corresponding table open, click Manage fields in the upper right corner. This will open a window where you can find the appropriate field by name and then match that to the ID under Field ID.