I am migrating all my clients from Notion to Coda, one application at a time.
I am doing so in order to exploit the much better FORMULA and AUTOMATION features in Coda.
My clients dont really care… they just use the ‘applications’ that I built for them.
But one HUGE difference is causing them to rebel…
In Notion, when they use selection items (single select or multi-select column types) the system AUTOMATICALLY assigns different colors to each new item. And the users can change those colors.
Then EVERYWHERE those items appear on other views and reports; they keep those colors.
This adds a lot of visual effects to all the tables, views, timelines etc. In Coda everything is monochrome!
They hate it. Help!
I KNOW I can use conditional formatting to add colors to things - but how do I arrange for the colors to be assigned AUTOMATICALLY like Notion does?
I have tried to apply the TRICK shown here;
But its not clear how this works!
I have tried to use this TRICK shown here;
But THAT seems to want me to apply formats based on matching text values for each option, when I do not know what values users wil enter later!
Perhaps I am missing something? This seems such a FUNDIMENTAL feature of almost ALL other no-code platforms, not just Notion.
I’ve invested so much time and effort migrating everything to Coda, I would HATE to have to go backwards.
It might sound silly - but the visual impact is HUGE and it impacts the USABILITY of the apps greatly.