Stacker Glossary

An explainer for all the lingo you'll find inside Stacker


Data Sources


Airtable is an online database service that Stacker integrates with, you can learn more about Airtable on their website. Data you use in Stacker can come from an Airtable base.




An entity in your database. For example: orders, purchases, clients, customers, tickets, properties, agents etc. These correspond to tables in Airtable.


An individual attribute of one of the entities in your database. E.g. your customers name, your customers date of birth, your ticket number etc.


A single data entry in your database. Stacker has a record page for each record in your data source.

Display Name

In certain places within Stacker it is useful to refer to a record with a human readable name, to do this we pick a single field from your record. By default this is the first field from your Airtable tableREm. You can also change the display name field.

Data Filter

Conditions that you add to the records that are included in Stacker make up your data filters. Data filters are applied before any other functionality so if a record is filtered out in a data filter it won't be visible anywhere in Stacker.

Created By Field

A field which will be automatically populated with the current users ID when records are created.


The schema of your database is the complete description of all the tables and columns. The schema doesn't include your actual data.


Stacker uses caching technology to serve your data faster if you are using Airtable as a data source.



User Table

The table that stores information about the people who should have access to your Stacker app.

User Email Field

This is the column in your user table that contains your user's email addresses.

Sharing Link

A link that can be shared with users so that they don't have to login with a username and password. You can access this from the users page.



Permission Rule

A permission rule grants data access to a set of records. Permission rules can grant access to all records or just some records depending on a matching condition between the user record and the table.

Standard Permissions

Standard permissions include granular permission options but are limited to have the same permission rules applied to all users.

Advanced Permissions

Advanced permissions includes everything from standard permissions but also includes the concept of roles which allows different users in the same app to have different experiences (see different data, fields and pages).


When Advanced Permissions is enabled you can define roles for the different types of users that will access your app.

User Role Field

The user role field determines which user belongs to which role.




This is an old product name for Stacker. We originally used it for the product that connected to Airtable. This is now just called Stacker.