List Details Block Overview
Features of the List Details block.
The List Details blocks are for viewing the details of a list item. The details block can be added to a separate page within your Softr app to be opened when the user clicks on the list item.
You choose the data source you want to link to In the Data tab of the block settings. Below, we’ve connected an Airtable base and table.
We'll examine Conditional Filters a bit later. Now, let's see how you can make the List and List Details blocks work together.
Linking the details page to the list
In order to link the details page to the list, you need to go back to your List page and set the Action in the On Click section of the list to Open page and from the Page dropdown choose the List details page to which the list items are supposed to be linked. You can also do the same for a Button on a list item.
That’s it. Now when the user clicks on a particular list item, he/she will be taken to the page with the details of the item.
Configuring the fields
For each layout (discussed in subsections to this article), there is a default set of fields, for which you can set a corresponding field (Content) from your data source or delete/hide the field if you don't need it. The fields are mapped from the Features tab of the block settings.
Apart from that, you can add new fields using the Add field button. After adding the field, you need to specify its Type and set Content (corresponding Airtable field). There is also a placeholder Label added (appears above the field content), which can be modified or removed if not needed.
There is a variety of types to choose from, so let's go through them one by one:
- Text – plain text
- Rich Text – long text, markdown, or html
- Headings – different size headings
- Email – mailto link
- Url – clickable Url
- Button – button with the standard list of actions (Open Page, Scroll to Section, Open External Url)
- Tag – for displaying one or more tags
- File – provides a link for downloading attachments
- Video/Audio – for directly embedding audio/video content (e.g. from an Airtable Attachment field)
- Image/Image Gallery - for displaying a single or multiple images (within a gallery)
- Embed – can be used for embed snippets from different services (e.g. Calendly, YouTube, and so on)
- Google Maps – for Google Maps embed code
- Rating – for displaying a rating (Content can be a number from 1 to 5 or a "Rating" Airtable field)
- Divider – a simple divider line
- PDF - embeds a PDF file inside a viewer to display the file directly on the details page. It needs to be mapped to an Attachment type field on Airtable, which contains a PDF file. Below, you can see how it looks inside a list details block.
Now, let's go back to the Data tab of the block and explore the Conditional Filters feature. The Conditional Filters of the Details block work similar to that of the List block, allowing you to show a specific record from your data source based on your defined condition. This allows you to use the List Details block separately from the List block, showing records that match the defined condition instead of displaying the record based on user's action on the connected List block. For instance, you can apply a conditional filter to use the Details block as a User Profile section. Let's consider this use case in greater detail.
Use Case: User Profile
Then, we are going to create a separate page (called "My Profile"), add a List Details block there, and link it to the same Users base and table in Airtable. Moreover, we are going to define a conditional filter so that a logged-in user sees the record where the Email matches his/her Email value.
So, that's the setup. Now, any logged-in user that opens the My Profile page, will see his/her own profile info. The process is shown below.
Since there's only one List Details page for a specific List, you can define custom SEO parameters for each List item page within your data source.
The following fields can be added (please, take into account that the names are not case-sensitive):
- SEO:Index – indicates whether the list item page should be indexed or not. Can take yes/no, 1/0, true/false values. If positive, the page will be indexed by search engines and added to Sitemap.
- SEO:Slug – Here you can define a custom URL slug for the item page. If left empty, the automatically-generated slug will be used for the item page.
- SEO:Title – Custom meta title for the page.
- SEO:Description – Custom meta description for the page.
In the example below, you can see how the SEO fields filled in for a "Leather Shoes" product.
Similar to SEO fields, you can also add the following social media parameters to specify how each list item page should appear when shared on social media:
You can check out how the page social parameters work here. The names are not case-sensitive. Below is an example of the social fields added for a particular list item.
Last updated on December 6, 2022