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Securing Your Data: A Step-by-Step Guide to Locking Views in Airtable

Published on Mar 30th, 2024

Ensuring the integrity of your data is crucial when managing projects and databases in Airtable. Locking a view in Airtable can protect your carefully organized data from unintended modifications. This guide will walk you through the process, so you can maintain control over your Airtable views with ease.

Steps to Lock a View in Airtable

  1. Choose Your View
    Begin by navigating to the view you want to lock. Airtable allows you to create and customize different views such as Grid, Calendar, Kanban, Gallery, and Form.

  2. Open View Menu
    In the upper right-hand corner of your selected view, find and click on the 'View options' button represented by three dots (or a gear icon in some versions).

  3. Select 'Lock view'

In the dropdown menu that appears, locate and select the 'Lock view' option. This will initiate the process of securing your view.

  1. Configure Lock Settings
    You’ll be presented with a dialog box where you can set the permissions for the locked view. You can choose to prevent view from being reconfigured, renamed, or hidden. Additionally, you can decide whether or not to allow records to be added, edited, or deleted.

  2. Save Your Settings
    After customizing your lock settings, click on the 'Lock view' button to apply your settings. A lock icon will now appear near your view’s name, indicating that the view is secured.

  3. Manage Locked Views

If you need to adjust your view settings in the future, you can click on the lock icon and enter your password to make changes.

Benefits of Locking a View

  • Consistency: Locking a view ensures the layout remains consistent for all users.

  • Control: Grants you the authority over who can make changes to your view.

  • Clarity: With a locked view, team members are clear about which views should not be altered, aiding in adherence to company protocols.


Locking a view in Airtable is a valuable feature for any team looking to secure their data and maintain standard operating procedures. By following these simple steps, you can safeguard your views and ensure that all team members adhere to the established data structure and layout. For more tips on leveraging Airtable for your data management needs, continue exploring our development and technology consulting resources.

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