User interface tweaks for grid views: field labels and in-grid editing / Stripe and Calendly integration in forms

This is small, but could the Airtable field type icons (A, #, fx, etc) be removed from the field labels in the grid view as they are in the legacy grid view? They’re actually a little confusing in shared/embedded views–they sort of give the appearance of interactivity when it’s not actually there. I’ve had users ask about a lookup field and a single select field. The icon in the former makes it look as though they can search for something and they thought the arrow in the latter meant they could make a selection.

My second question is whether allowing in-grid editing in the new grid view as in the legacy grid view is in the works? This was really helpful in grids with only a few editable fields–users could make a small edit directly in the grid instead of having scroll back to the first field and open a separate form just to check a box. I’d also love the return of spreadsheet-style record numbering in grids. It’s a nice feature in the legacy grid.

Last, will the new form have Stripe or Calendly integration in the future?

OK so that wasn’t the last thing because I don’t want to sound too picky–it’s really exciting to see all the new features! The new portal is fantastic, as is everything happening with forms. I’ve been a customer for at least two years, when I had to completely transition and rebuild two huge ongoing projects to Airtable. Miniextensions completely saved the day and it’s great to see how committed you guys are to creating and maintaining a truly useful product.

Hi there, thank you for your feedback! Here’s a list of the requests mentioned above:

  1. I will create a ticket now for the team to provide the ability to hide those field icons.
  2. Inline editing for the grid: Yes, it’s in the works. We plan to release it in the next upcoming weeks.
  3. I will create a ticket for numbering records on the grid.
  4. Stripe & Calendly: We plan on adding those over the upcoming weeks.

And I’m very glad you like the new features that we’re shipping!

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Hi @MoyersBell,

We are excited to inform you that we have added a new feature that enables you to hide the field type icon in the column header of the grid. For detailed instructions on how to use this feature, please refer to this article: How to hide icons in the column header of the grid?
We value your feedback and would appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have. Please feel free to share your thoughts with us by posting a comment below or contacting us via chat.


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Hello @MoyersBell! We have addressed your request and have now included the row number in the portal when using the grid layout. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to let us know by commenting below or reaching out to us via chat.

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Hi @MoyersBell. We are delighted to inform you that we have released the feature that will enable your portal user to use in-line editing. You can find more information about these new features in this post:

Please let me know if you need help with anything else!

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Hi @MoyersBell. We are delighted to inform you that the Stripe Integration extension is now available. You can find more information about this extension in this post:

Please let me know if you need help with anything else!

We are pleased to announce that the Calendly integration, previously only available in the legacy form, is now available in the new form as well. For more details, please refer to this post:

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@Abdul whilst the inline editing you launched above was definitely an improvement on needing to open the entire record, it’s still not nearly as easy as it was in the legacy grid for field types such as single select fields

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Hi @willh. I think showing the field as a list instead of dropdown will give the similar experience.

@Abdul thanks for your reply. It’s not the same experience but I appreciate you clarifying the option for a list view of single select fields.

In line editing is the ability to edit inline without opening up any other modal / form, which therefore dramatically speeds up bulk editing of multiple records. A quick experiment using legacy vs new grid view to edit the select field for 10 records suggests it’s 5-6x slower in the new portal.

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Hi. Yes, I have complaints from clients that they can’t ‘bulk edit’ field, as in numerous fields in one column that I’ve changed between drop down to List and back etc for a Single Select field.

Not sure if you could add a check box at the top to select all, or edit the inline editig somehow to be a little faster?!

Hi @Albie_on_tour , our engineering team is currently working on improvements to inline editing performance and portal performance in general, so hopefully the experience will improve for your users soon!

I will forward your “bulk edit” suggestion to them as well for consideration for a future release.

Thank you for your feedback! We really do appreciate it!

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Sounds good Hannes, thanks for the update mate - I’ll wait for these improvements and inform our Clients it is being worked on. :grinning: