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Navigate your doc via the doc map
Navigate your doc via the doc map

Use the doc map feature to navigate among the objects in your doc and understand table connections

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As your docs grow, you may need an easier way to navigate the building blocks quickly. That's where the doc map comes in. The doc map shows you all the tables, views, and other building blocks currently in your doc. You can use it to quickly jump to specific objects and to understand the connections between tables and views in your doc.

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Navigate with the doc map

To access your doc map, just click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of your doc, then select Doc map.

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Here you’ll see a high-level view of all the tables, views, formulas, buttons, and controls in your doc. At the bottom of the doc map, you can also see who last edited the doc and when.

From this list, you can click on any of the objects names and you will jump right to their location in the doc.

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Understand your table connections

At the very top of the doc map, you’ll also see a total count of the number of tables and views in your doc. This is helpful for understanding the size of your doc. But you can also use the doc map to learn even more about your tables and views.

ℹ️ If you need a refresher on tables and views, check out this article.

Your doc map can help you understand how tables and views are connected. In the main view of the doc map, you’ll see a list of all the base tables in your doc. To the right of each table name, you’ll see the number of views that table has. Click on Details to the right of a table name to open up a detailed list of the connected views.

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Towards the bottom, you’ll also see any other objects in the doc (tables, controls, formulas, etc.) that reference this table and its views. This is helpful to understand the full web of connected data in your doc.



Why don't my updates appear in the Last Edited section of the doc map?

​​If you were offline at the time of edits, your time stamp will not appear. Otherwise, all doc edits should be reflected here.

Who can access the doc map?

Anyone with edit access to the doc can open up and use the doc map.

When should I use the doc map?

So, what does this mean for you? You and any of your doc collaborators can use the doc map to:

  • Quickly understand a new doc that's been shared with you

  • Navigate an existing doc easily and efficiently

  • See the structure of your doc

  • See who last edited your doc

  • Troubleshoot views and tables

  • Understand the implications of your changes

  • Plan for doc expansion at a glance

  • See where your table is referenced or utilized in controls and formulas

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