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How to use Views
Watch a video about Views
Why Views matter
Views FAQs

  • What's the difference between a Table and a View?
  • How do I filter my View?

How to use Views

  1. Create a Table
  2. Once you have a Table in your doc, just use the red + button in the toolbar and choose Insert view of.
  3. Select the Table you want to use as the base of the View. At first, you may notice this looks like a copy of the original table. However the magic comes once you start customizing!
  4. You can also create a view by copying and pasting a table.
  5. Maybe you want to hide a few columns that are not important to you? Or format your View of the task list so it only highlights the highest priority items? As you make these changes to the View, you'll notice that the source Table remains the same, preserving the structure. However, updates to the data (like moving a task from "To-Do" to "Done" will synchronize with the Table and all Views instantaneously! 

Watch a video about Views

Why Views Matter

Tables are a powerful way to add structure to your ideas. But what if you want to visualize the information differently? With Coda, you can slice, dice, and chop your data however you'd like using Views. A View is a mirror of your data that can be tailored to your unique needs, all while staying connected to the source - so say goodbye to copy-paste and creating stale copies!

Views FAQs

What's the difference between a Table and a View?

Tables are like an underlying database. Views give you a customized look at your Table data.  But, Tables and Views are interconnected.  

In Coda, you don't have to worry about copying and pasting data from one table to another. That's because anytime you update the data in one, it will stay up to date in the other. This applies to changing values, adding or deleting rows, everything!

How do I filter my View?

Let's imagine you only want to see tasks you're assigned to, or the project manager wants to quickly review the highest priority items. This is where Filters come in - a simple way to slice the data the way you want!

Adding a Filter to your View or Table is just a click away. Hover over the view, click the filter icon, and then choose your parameters. This could be "Status=Done", "Assigned To=Maria AND Status=Not Started," or any other combination of queries.

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