Finding Airtable record IDs
  • 24 Mar 2023
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Finding Airtable record IDs

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Each Airtable base is made up of records that all have their own unique identifiers. Record IDs can be used for a variety of things like setting up automations or when using the scripting extension

Introduction

Plan availabilityAll plan types/levels
Platform(s)Web/Browser, Mac app, and Windows app (Add mobile apps if relevant)
Airtable terminology
  • Record ID - A record ID is a record's unique identifier that can be shared with collaborators and used within other Airtable features.
  • Record - A record is an individual item in a table. Records are the basic unit of data that are pulled into various views and interfaces. 

Locating record IDs

To locate a record ID:
  1. Visit your Airtable homepage.
  2.  Open your desired base. 
  3.  Select and expand a record.
  4. Review your address bar for an address similar to airtable.com/appxxxxxxxxx/tblxxxxxxxxx/viwxxxxxxxx/recxxxxxxxx.  
    1.  Your record ID is the recxxxxxxxx section of the address. 

Creating a record ID field 

To create a field to display record IDs:
  1. Visit your Airtable homepage.
  2.  Open your desired base. 
  3.  Once inside a base, click the + icon to the right of your desired table.
  4.  Select the Formula field type and enter RECORD_ID()
  5.  Click Create field. 

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