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 end users will see for a given view. Hiding columns is view-specific and doesn't change what hidden formulas do.
The primary way to manage column order and visibility is via the column panel. From the column panel you can also change column types, add columns, remove columns, rename columns and reorder columns.
To manage columns in the column panel, hover your cursor over the table so that the
Options links appear. Click the
Columns option to open the columns panel on the right.
(Alternatively, you can find the columns panel by clicking on
Options, then selecting
Columns from the right panel.)
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 with a gray icon. Click on the eye icon to hide and unhide columns.
You can also re-order columns from the column panel by dragging column names up and down.
Click on a column icon (or right-click the name) to change the column type or delete the column.
Double-click on a column name to rename it
Add columnto create new columns
To hide an individual visible column, you can also select and right-click on an individual column's header to pull up the column menu, then select