Interface layout: Record review
  • 06 Jun 2023
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Interface layout: Record review

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Article Summary

While elements-based interface layouts are still currently available, we invite you to try the newer table-based interface layouts outlined here. These layouts offer a more streamlined building process that ensures consistency and efficiency throughout your organization.

Interface layouts are the design framework within a given interface page, filled with elements. Airtable offers prebuilt layouts containing a set of elements targeted toward certain workflows. Think of layouts as a recipe that you can adjust to fit your individual needs. In this article, we will cover the Record review layout.

The only way to add the Record list element is by selecting the Record review layout when creating an interface. This element cannot be found or added in any other interface layout, including blank layouts. This element provides a user-friendly way to interact and/or view records from the underlying base.


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Please consult this support article for a breakdown of Interface Designer permissions.

Platform(s)Web/Browser, Mac app, and Windows app
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Record review layout components

With any templated layout, we try our best to create a layout that will work well with the table you are connecting. Depending upon the design of the table you are connecting to an interface layout, different interface elements may or may not be available.

  1. Record list element - The record list element is only available by choosing the record review layout. It's not available to add as a standalone element in other interface layouts. This element allows users interacting with the interface to quickly search or browse/scroll for a certain record to further investigate that record.
  2. Headline/Title/Name field - This particular field element has a larger appearance to help center users around what the information below it means. This field, along with other field elements connected to the record list element can be customized in their appearance. You can choose to toggle the "label" on or off. A label matches the name of the field in the underlying base.
  3. Image field - This layout includes a header image when possible. The table connected to this interface must contain an attachments field and any individual records must contain an attachment in that field for an image to appear in the interface. Otherwise, the header image will appear blank. Clicking on an attachment will open the attachment viewer where users can download the individual file.
  4. Other included fields - During the layout setup process, you'll be able to toggle on and off individual fields to show or hide in the interface. If you have a Pro or Enterprise workspace, you can decide which individual fields are editable or view-only.
  5. Bonus: Linked record field - Linked record fields have the added bonus of opening the linked record in an expanded view, providing collaborators with additional details related to the record they are interacting with.

Any of the components listed above can be customized during the initial layout setup or at a later time by clicking on the individual element in Edit mode.

Record review layout considerations

  • The Record review layout was designed to allow you to quickly switch between records with ease. Record review is useful for triaging or reviewing many records at once. We've built a specific guide that shows how the Record review layout can be used as a content approval workflow.
  • Within the Record review layout, you can also group records based on one or more fields from your base. After choosing the Record review layout option, you can click the drop-down next to the "Group" data option which will open up a menu of fields to group by.
  • Groupings in a published base will appear as nested drop-down groups. In this case, they are neatly arranged by project category:

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