Sometimes when working with a table or a view of a table, you'll have columns that aren't relevant to your audience. These might be columns that are used for interim calculations, that run automations on the back end, or that you use to filter records but don't want to show your audience. In these cases, you may want to consider hiding columns.

By hiding or un-hiding columns, you can control what your doc's audience will see for a given view. Hiding columns is view-specific and doesn't change the functionalities found within the hidden columns.

The primary way to manage column order and visibility is via the column panel, which you can access and click on by hovering over a table. From the column panel you can also change column types, add columns, remove columns, rename columns, and reorder columns.


Manage columns

To manage columns in the column panel, hover your cursor over the table so that the Filter, Sort, Columns, and Options tabs appear. Click Columns to open the columns panel in a menu on the right.

(Alternatively, you can find the columns panel by clicking on Options, then selecting Columns from the right menu panel.)

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In the column panel, you can take actions and find lots of useful info:

  • Visible columns will show up with a blue eye icon, and hidden columns will show up with a gray eye icon. Click on the eye icon to hide and unhide columns.

  • You can also re-order columns from the column panel by clicking the column names and dragging them up and down into place.

  • Click on the column type icon (or right-click the column name) to change the column type or delete the column.

  • Double-click on a column name to rename it.

  • Click Add column to create new columns.


To hide a column directly from its table, you can also hover over the column's header name and right-click on it to pull up the column menu, then select Hide:

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