Interface layout: Record summary
  • 18 Oct 2022
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Interface layout: Record summary

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Interface layouts are the design space framework within a given interface page, filled in 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 summary layout.

Introduction

Plan availabilityAll plan types/levels
Permissions

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 summary layout components

NOTE
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 picker element - The record picker element allows users to click a drop-down menu to find a specific record to view or interact with. Users can also search for a record by keyword. 
  2. Field elements - Similar to the Record review layout, the Record summary layout allows you to toggle on and off the display of fields coming from the source table you've connected to the layout. The main difference with this interface layout is that the record list element is not included. This gives you more space to display more field information.
NOTE
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 summary layout considerations

  • Record summary is best when you want to focus on one record at a time and don’t need to make quick switches. For inspiration on using the Record summary layout, read this guide about building out a workflow to handle customer feedback.
  • You can further configure your connected table’s data by adding filtering conditions or sorting the information pulled from your table during the setup process.

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