Packs are our version of integrations or plug-ins. They connect to your doc to the apps you use every day so you can pull live data in or push updates out automatically.
How does data flow through Packs?
Packs integrate data into Coda docs in two ways:
Pulling data in, such as a dashboard embedded into a project management hub
Pushing data out, such as a button that pushes updates to a Jira board
Note that these integrations are on a per-doc basis, not across all docs connected to a user or an entire workspace.
Pulling in third-party app data into your Coda doc
Packs have granular sharing settings to protect your privacy. When connecting a Pack to your Coda doc, you have two sharing options:
You and anyone this doc is shared with ー you might choose this option for personal docs or if the information should be viewed by everyone in the doc. For example, a shared team Google Calendar or a Mode Dashboard that tracks your team’s OKRs.
Nobody ー this limits the data so it can only be accessed by you, even in a shared doc.
Pushing Coda doc data to a third-party app
Packs can pull data in and can also push data out. You have three options to choose from to ensure your data is always secure:
Only you ー you are the only one who can push out any actions or data from the Coda doc to the third-party app. For example, you may have the Slack Pack enabled for your doc and you’ll be the only one who can push messages from your doc to Slack. Each user can set up their own Slack Pack so they can all push out messages from their own account.
Anyone this doc is shared with ー any user who can access the doc can push out data. If we continue the Slack example, this means that everyone in the doc can push out messages from your doc to Slack ー without having to set up their own accounts.
Nobody ー this setting restricts any action being taken and only allows users to view data.
Managing Packs Approvals for Enterprise Admins
Admins for teams on Coda’s Enterprise plan can control which Packs are accessible within their workspaces. You can find more information here.