Airtable forms let you collect information from anyone and save it automatically to an Airtable base. They're perfect for logging expenses, collecting RSVPs, creating polls and quizzes, collecting customer information, and many other purposes. Airtable forms support file attachments, work beautifully on mobile devices, and connect to the Airtable API.
Unlike other products, which require you to build a form from scratch, Airtable forms are automatically generated from your existing table and then give you the ability to rearrange and remove fields.
To make a new form, go to the table in which you would like to collect data. Then, go to the view bar and select the new form view option.
You can give your form a title and description by clicking in the header section.
The fields on your form are automatically populated based on all of the fields in your grid view. Clicking on each of the fields in the form will allow you to change that field's label and add some help text. You can also check the "Required?" box to make a field required in order for a form to be successfully submitted.
To change the order of the fields on your form, you can click and drag the fields' cards.
To hide a field from the form, you can either click the X in the top right corner of the field you wish to hide, or click and drag the field off to the left side of the screen.
To add a field to the form, drag it from the left side back onto the form.
After customizing your form's fields, you customize what will happen after a form has been submitted. You can:
- Customize the message that will be shown once a form has been submitted
- Choose whether or not to show a "Submit another response button" once a form has been submitted
- Set it up so that the form will automatically refresh to a new blank form after 5 seconds
- Choose whether or not to have email notifications sent to you after a form has been submitted
Note that the email address to which the notifications will be sent is determined by which user is looking at the form—more than one user can go into the form and check the appropriate box in order to get notifications sent to the email address associated with their Airtable account.
Once you're done configuring your form, you can click the share form button in the view bar. This will give you a link which you can copy and paste. Clicking the preview button () will also bring you to the page with your form.
Data from completed and submitted forms will automatically show up as a new row in your base.