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- Can I make a calendar show different colors for different people
- What time zone does this calendar show?
- Can I resize the calendar or see multiple months at once?
In addition to displaying tables in card or chart views, you can also choose to view Coda data as a calendar. Now you can easily visualize project plans and out of office schedules in an intuitive way.
Creating a Calendar view
There are two ways to create calendar views. The first creates one from an existing table, whereas the second allows you to create a new calendar table or modify an existing.
- Click on Options above the table in the top right, then select Calendar from the right side menu.
2. Insert a new calendar OR a calendar view of an existing table by clicking the + menu and choose Calendar. From here, you'll choose whether the calendar should be based off of an existing table or if you should create a new one.
Setting up your table for a calendar view
When you open the calendar menu, you'll see that there are two options for how the calendar deals with time. The first uses start and end dates and the second option uses a start date and duration just like you would with a gantt chart.
Using the calendar for day long events
If you want to see events on specific days without a start time (for example, a birthday or holiday) you'll just need a column with the Date format:
If you want to move an event from one day to another, simply drag and drop it. Like other views in Coda, the row for that item will be updated too.
Using the calendar for multi-day events
If you want an event to span more than one day, add a second Date-formatted column to your table. Then, select to add that column as the end date in your table display menu.
Using the calendar for meetings
Now, let's set up a calendar to track meetings. Since we care about both the date and the time for meetings, create a column with the Date and Time format:
Since we need to know how long the meetings are, we'll add a duration column to track how long each meeting is going to be. If you choose the Start Date and Duration setup in the display menu, both of these fields are required:
Using the calendar for multi-day events with specific times
If you're thinking about trips or other calendar items that might go for more than one day and have specific start and end times, just add a second Date and Time column instead of a duration column.
Next, select to view the table as a calendar. The default layout is a monthly view, but you can toggle to weekly or daily views. This toggle will only be visible to you just like when you zoom in on a Coda chart.
To change the duration of an event, simply drag the bottom of the event to make it bigger or smaller when you're in a weekly or daily view. You can also click on any event to edit it.
Like other views in Coda, if you or a collaborator updates a row in the table view, the calendar view will reflect the new date or time too.
To create a new calendar event, just double click on the date and a pop out will appear so you can add details. Simply click out of the window to see the event on your calendar. To delete an item off of your calendar, you can right click it in the calendar view and select "delete" or hit the triple dots in the pop out to delete it.
Can I make a calendar show different colors for different people?
Yes, you can do this by adding a column to your table with the owner and then adding conditional formatting to your table with a different color for each person.
What time zone does this calendar show?
Coda currently supports Pacific Time in all charts, graphs, and calendars for now.
Can I resize the calendar or see multiple months at once?
Right now, the calendar view cannot be resized, and the view options include monthly, weekly, and daily.