Tables: Protect a table

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Use this action to set whether users can add or remove fields and rows from a table. Restrictions apply to all users, anywhere the table appears, including tasks and forms.

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  • Note: This action protects data from users making unintended changes, but does not stop actions from making changes. Actions can still make changes to any table that is protected.

Use case

The protect table actions and settings are commonly used to turn tables into “data gathering” tools, where people are only adding very specific data into the table.

How to configure this action

Fields for this action

  • Data table

    • Select a table from a list of all tables available on your team. The list only includes tables you have permission to view.
      • You can also reference a table stored in a field. Change the left hand drop-down to Use table via field then select from any field that is part of the process. Learn more.
      • If necessary, you can enter the Table ID directly. Change the left hand drop-down to Use table by ID then enter the ID manually. Learn more.
  • Prevent adding rows to table

    • If true, users will not be allowed to add rows to the data table. If false, users can still add rows to the data table.
  • Prevent removing rows from table

    • If true, users will not be allowed to remove rows from the data table. If false, users can still remove rows from the data table.
  • Prevent adding columns to table

    • If true, users will not be allowed to add columns to the data table. If false, users can still add columns to the data table.
  • Prevent removing columns from table

    • If true, users will not be allowed to remove columns from the data table. If false, users can still remove columns from the data table.
  • Prevent editing column configurations

    • If true, users will not be allowed to edit column configurations of columns in this table. This prevents changes like altering a column’s type, or updating its validation or default value. If false, users can still edit column configurations.

What will this output?

This action has no output fields. If the action completes, it will report that “The protections of the table were updated” and include the name of the table.

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