Each table in Airtable can have any number of views. Views, as the name implies, allow you to "view" your records in different ways. For example, you may create a view that hides several columns and only shows task records that have been assigned to you. Whenever you hide or reorder columns, apply filters, or sort and reorder rows, those changes will only apply to your current view.
One of the most useful functions of Airtable views is the ability to filter records by particular criteria. This enables you to more quickly find the records you need.
Let's say that we have a base cataloguing all of the many pieces of art in our gallery, but we'd just like to see which of our pieces are Abstract Expressionist. To do this, let's make a new view called "Abstract Expressionism," and add a filter so that we can only see Abstract Expressionist pieces. To start, let's tap the "Main View" button, and then tap the "+ Create a new view" dialog.
From the "Edit View" menu, we can select the "Add filter" dialog. From there, you will be prompted to select a filter field, filter operator, and comparison value. Since we only want to see pieces in the Abstract Expressionist genre, we set the filter field as "Genre," the filter operator as "is exactly," and select "Abstract Expressionism" as the comparison value.
When you're done setting the filter, tap the "Done" button in the top right-hand corner. You now have a filtered view. The little funnel icon on the right side of the view control bar has turned green and now says "1 Filter."