In this article, we will cover setting up your table for storing information about your members on Airable. Information in this table will be used for creating your member's account and profile, which they can edit from their account.
For example in our mentoring app, the fields in our users table includes Email, Name, Profile Photo and Seeking (what they are looking to be mentored for).
- Create a table in your Airtable base for storing your members.
- Add an emails field. Members will use this for logging into your site. Ideally, the email field should be the first field in your table as it will ensure that it is always unique.
- Select your members table. If you created the table after sharing your Airtable base share link, just refresh the page :)
- Select the field used for storing your member's email. This step is important, your members will use this for logging into their account.
Tip: To prevent duplicate user accounts, use the first field in your members table for emails. Airtable will ensure that the record is unique.
That's it! Your members table is ready to go! Next up, setting up your member's profile!
Now let's create a sign up form using fields from our Members table.
The fields included in the form will then create a profile for your new members.
The sign up form Includes all the fields from your members table.
To remove a field from your form, simply hover over the field and click the cross.
Fields that are not used will appear on the left. To add them again to your form, simple click on the field. You can re-arrange the fields in your form by dragging the fields.
To make sure fields are filled out by members, hover over the field and toggle the required option.
That's it! Members can also keep their profile up to date by navigating to the user settings page.