Airtable checkbox fields
  • 26 Oct 2023
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Airtable checkbox fields

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Article Summary

In Airtable, fields allow you to organize all the details for any record in your base, so they can easily be sorted, managed, and analyzed. In this article, learn specifically about Airtable's checkbox field and how to use then.

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Airtable terminology
  • Field - A field contains details or metadata for each record in a table. Fields come in a variety of types, storing data in the form of text, single- or multi-selects, images, checkboxes, numbers, user tags, and more.
  • Field type - A field type specifies the kind or format of data stored in a given field.

Checkbox fields in Airtable

Adding checkbox fields in Airtable
Checkbox fields are helpful for true/false values within a record. For example, a task tracking base might have a checkbox field to select when a task is complete.
  1. Visit your Airtable homepage
  2. Create or open your preferred base. 
  3. Add or edit a field.
  4. Search for and select Checkbox
    1. From here, you can optionally change the style and color of "check." 
  1. Click Save
  2. Hover your mouse over your preferred cell and click the checkbox to select or unselect. 


Can multiple record checkbox fields be selected simultaneously?

Using the fill handle allows you to use one record's value to select subsequent records. 

Can the value of a checkbox field automatically update?

Checkboxes can be automatically updated by creating an automation that includes the Update record action. But when updating a checkbox field using an automation, you must enter "1" to toggle the checkbox field as selected or "0" to unselect the checkbox field. 

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