How to Use Block Views

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What Are Block Views
Block Views Available
How to Add a Block View
Block View Menu
View a Block in Full Screen
Browse Records in Your Table
Create a New Record
Clone Current Record
Expand and View Current Record in Native Airtable View
Delete Current Record
Delete a Block
Search Records
Manage Layouts

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What are Block Views?

Block Views are used to view and edit your Airtable records in various ways. With a Block View, you can customize what you see in a record.

Each Layout in Amplify can contain as many Block Views as you would like and you can rearrange them in any order.

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Block Views Available



Current Record Editor - View or edit data from a single record. Customize the record by displaying or hiding fields.

Linked Record Editor - View or edit data in Linked record field types that are connected to other tables. Customize the record by displaying or hiding fields.

Record Previewer - View content in full-screen from the following field types: attachment, URL, long text, single line text, formula, rollup, and lookup

Google Docs/Sheets/Slides Editor - View and edit Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides directly inside Airtable

Linked Table Viewer - View a list of records from a linked table or view

Text Editor - Write and view your text in plaintext format

Markdown Editor - Write and view your text in Markdown format

HTML Editor - Create and edit your text in HTML format

JSON Editor - Create and edit data in JSON syntax

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How to Add New Block View

First, create a new layout by clicking Create Layout



Click Add Block View



Click Add Block below the Block View Type you want to use



To add more Blocks if you already have other Blocks inside a Layout:

Click the 3 dots menu



Click the + Add Block icon



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Block View Menu

The Block View menu is available on any Block and allows you to:

Manage Layout - Manage the current layout or any other layout settings
Delete Block - Delete the Block from your layout
Add Block - Add a new Block to your layout
Rename Block Title - Rename the title of your Block
Set Defaults - Set Default values in any field - (Setup for the Default value is in the Field Settings option)
Field Settings - Settings to customize the Block View. Review each Block View type for specific options.
Field Visibility - Choose which fields are displayed in your Block

- Choose a Block View Type to see available settings



To access the settings menu for any Block View:

Click the menu icon in the top right corner

Block view menu

Choose your option



View Block in Full Screen

Click the full screen icon. This will expand the Editor to full screen
Click the arrow icon to expand to the entire app



Browse Records in Your Table

To browse to the previous or next record in your table:

Click the previous and next arrows in the app navigation menu



Create a New Record

To create a new record and switch to it:

Click the Modify Record button directly above the blocks
Choose Create New Record & Switch to It



Clone Current Record

To clone the current record:

Click the Modify Record button directly above the blocks
Choose Clone Current Record & Switch to It



Expand and View Current Record in Native Airtable View

To view the current record in the native Airtable view:

Click the Modify Record button directly above the blocks
Choose Expand & View Current Record



Delete Current Record

To delete the current record:

Click the Modify Record button directly above the blocks
Choose Delete Current Record
Click Delete





Delete a Block

To delete a Block from your layout:

Click the Block menu
Click Delete Block
Click Delete



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Learn how to Search Records

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Learn how to Manage Layouts for your Block Views

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