Text snippets with icons on details page possible?

Does anyone know how I could create something similar to the three information tags in the picture attached on a details page? It would be a game changer :slight_smile:

Thanks so much in advance and happy Tuesday!

Screenshot 2023-04-04 at 17.00.14

Hi @Tim_ClimatEU :wave:
I think I can suggest a workaround. Here is what I would personally do to achieve this result. I’ve just tested it and it worked on my end:

  1. I copied the HTML code of an icon on this wesbite

  2. Then I created a new Formula field in Airtable with Concatenate formula. I pasted the code into the formula and added the field that I would like to display on the block to the formula. Here is how it looks:

  3. Then I mapped the Formula field to Softr dynamic block and here is how it looks:
    Screenshot 2023-04-05 at 16.40.25

Hope the provided information helps :slightly_smiling_face:


This is amazing!! Thank you so much!! I think I can build it that way :slight_smile:

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I’m glad it was helpful :slightly_smiling_face:

Do all the icons on fontawesome v5 work?

@StevenS I’m not sure about all the icons, but theoretically they should work, yes

Hi Viktoria, the formula adds the same icon to every row. Is there a way to have different icons for each row? Or to make the formula only stick to 1 row?

Changed field to single line text and kept the formula in the desired row. Did the job :slight_smile:


@Jondekh as an alternative, you can add the icons to the Text field for each item and add it into the Concatenate formula as a field. So it would look something like this:
Concatenate(field with icon, field with text)

Is it what you did?

Well since I am only planning on a small amount of rows, I just decided to do each one manually with the desired icon and title

Added a new text field with the information below, so I can switch between the fields with and without icon for different displaying (one used in the list and one used in the modal)

Title < i class=“fas fa-umbrella-beach”>

Would there be any benefit of Concatenate then?

There shouldn’t be much difference, to be honest, it’s a matter of preference :slightly_smiling_face: The concatenate simply helps to make the process automatic.

I simply created an html table now to add the icons with text - to make sure all heights and widths are identical. Before, the space between icon and text was always different based on icon size.

<table><tr height="30px"><td align="center"><i class="fas fa-map-marker-alt" style="color: #2B5472;"></i>&nbsp;&nbsp;</td><td>Berlin, Berlin, Germany</td></tr><tr height="30px"><td align="center"><i class="fas fa-user-friends" style="color: #2B5472;"></i>&nbsp;&nbsp;</td><td>11-50</td></tr><tr height="30px"><td align="center"><i class="fas fa-dollar-sign fa-lg" style="color: #2B5472;"></i>&nbsp;&nbsp;</td><td>Angel</td></tr></table>```

@Tim_ClimatEU (and anyone else that might be interested) it’s also possible to leverage Softr’s Bootstrap implementation (your app is loading it, so you might as well use it) with a bit less markup by adding Bootstrap classes and using a little CSS. For example:

<p><i class="fas fa-map-marker-alt text-center"></i> Berlin, Berlin, Germany</p>

And CSS:

i.text-center {
        width: 1.25rem;

You can change .text-center to accommodate styling preferences (.text-start, .text-end). The documentation is here.

You can also implement Bootstrap icons. Sometimes there are icons available in Bootstrap icons that aren’t in Softr’s version of Font Awesome.

I highly recommend reading up on the Bootstrap documentation. It’s a very powerful framework, and can save you a lot of time and heartache with a lot less code by simply inserting a few classes into your HTML. And it scales better than a lot of other methods.

I figured I’d add another little trick I use some might find helpful. Bootstrap has helpful classes for coloring text. This works for FA and Bootstrap icons, as well. I often have alert text and icons that are associated with different colors depending on the alert type.

In Airtable, I will create a table of Alert Types and add a field to hold the Bootstrap text color class (.text-success, .text-danger, .text-warning, .text-info, etc.). Then, in my primary table I will add alertType, and a lookup field with the associated alertClass. Then I can easily add the class to the markup like this:

<p><i class="fas fa-exclamation-triangle {alertClass}"></i> {alertText}</p>

Bootstrap will automagically color the icon. You can of course create and use your own classes and/or add your classes to other elements. There are a lot of applications for this. But in this simple example above you don’t even need to add any additional CSS, and it also scales very very well.