Airtable collaborators can be given specific permissions that determine what they can and cannot edit in a workspace or base. Permissions are an important part of healthy team collaboration: with the right permissions, you can ensure that only certain people are permitted to change the information in your bases.
There are two ways to add collaborators: on the workspace level, and on the base level. If you add a workspace collaborator, they will have access to every base in the workspace at the permission level they are assigned. If you add a base collaborator, they will only have access to that specific base at the permission level they are assigned. For more information about how adding collaborators to your workspace affects your billing, see this FAQ.
This article outlines the different actions that can be taken by collaborators on each permissions level.
|Access/view the entire base||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Comment on records||✅||✅||✅|
|Add, delete, modify records||✅||✅|
|Add, delete, modify views||✅||✅||✅
personal views only
|Lock and unlock views||✅|
|Delete other collaborators' personal views||✅|
|Add, delete, rename and customize fields||✅|
|Add, delete, and rename tables||✅|
|Rename the base||✅|
|Create or remove a base collaborator invite link||✅|
Workspace-level collaborators at the Owner and Creator levels have extra permissions regarding the workspace itself, which are outlined below.
Workspace Actions for workspace-level collaborators
|Rename the workspace||✅||✅|
|Add and delete bases in the workspace||✅||✅|
|Rearrange bases within the workspace||✅||✅|
|Move a base from the workspace to another workspace||✅||✅|
|Adjust the billing settings, upgrade the workspace||✅|
|Grant owner permissions||✅|
Owner permission level
You will have the Owner permission level if you are the owner of a workspace. A few things to note about owners:
- A workspace can have multiple owners.
- Only another owner can grant owner permissions.
- By default, the person who created the workspace is the owner.
- To change the owner from the default, you will need to ask the owner to make another person an owner. (After that, the new owner can remove the old owner's owner permissions or the old owner can remove their own owner permissions.)
- If you are the sole owner of a workspace with multiple members, you will need to transfer ownership of that workspace to another member before deleting your account.
- Only account owners receive notifications when potential collaborators request access to a particular base. These notifications arrive via email and/or within the app (bell icon in the upper right-hand corner of the page).