View Type - How to Create A Record Previewer


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Record Previewer

The Record Previewer view type allows you to view content from your base in full-screen .

In this article:

Add the Record Previewer View Type
Record Previewer Settings
Change Field Displayed in Record Previewer
Browse Records in Record Previewer Column
Browse Records In Table
Rename the Column
View Current Record in Airtable View
Delete the View Type Column

Other View Types
Current Record Editor
Linked Record Editor

About the Record Previewer View Type

The Record Previewer view type allows you to view any content from your base in full-screen from these field types:

Attachment field (see list of types below)
URL field
Long text field - with or without rich text formatting
Single line text field
Formula field
Rollup field
Lookup field

Attachment Types

The previewer can view these types of attachments from the attachment field in full-screen:

Image and design files (.png, .jpg, gif, .psd, and .tiff file formats)
Video files (HTML5 format, which is browser dependent)
Word documents (.doc and .docx)
Excel files (.xls, .xlsx, and .csv)
Text files (.txt)
PDF documents (.pdf)
Powerpoint presentations without embedded videos (.ppt and .pptx)
XML data (.xml)

Add the Record Previewer View Type

To add a Record Previewer view type, click the + icon in the viewer
Choose Record Previewer
Click Add
Choose the field you want to see in the previewer
Close the settings



Record Previewer Settings

The Record Previewer Settings panel is where you can choose the field you want to preview.

Choose the Settings icon to open the Record Previewer settings
Choose Field Settings
In Previewable Fields, choose the Attachment field you want to view
For the Content Type, you can leave the default setting of ‘Auto Detect’ to allow Amplify to detect the file type
You can also choose Text, Markdown, URL, Image, or PDF
Once you’ve chosen your fields, click the arrow to display the actual record with data

Now, you can view the data from your chosen field



Change Field Displayed in Record Previewer

To change the field you have visible in the Record Previewer, click the settings icon
Select Field Visibility
In Previewable Fields, choose the Attachment field you want to change
For the Content Type, you can leave the default setting of ‘Auto Detect’ to allow Amplify to detect the file type
You can also choose Text, Markdown, URL, Image, or PDF
Once you’ve chosen your field, click the 'Leave Settings' icon arrow to display the actual record with data



Browse Records in Record Previewer Column

To browse to the previous or next record in your Record Previewer field:

Click the previous and next arrows in the Record Previewer Column navigation



Browse Records In Table

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

Click the previous and next arrows in the app navigation menu



Rename the Column

To rename the column:

Click the Settings icon next to the View Type name
Select Rename Title
Enter in your text
Click the checkmark icon or press enter



View Current Record in Airtable View

To open up the current record and view in the default Airtable format

Click the Expand Record icon



Delete the View Type Column

To delete the Record Previewer View Type from your layout:

Click Settings icon
Select Remove
Then, click Delete

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