I have read a workaround but are there plans in your development map to have the ability to control row height in a table so that it shows the desired number of rows but clickable to show the entire contents? If it is planned for the future, any rough ETA?
This type of work would be part of a bigger layout project where we tackle several layout items at once. There is a good bit in the works, but I don’t have an ETA for you.
This is feedback we get for various use-cases though. We’re hearing it and working on it!
Yes, not being able to control row height makes some tables that have fields with a lot of text content virtually useless.
@Dean_Moray What is the work around for this right now?
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If the question is about data density in the table view, this is work that needs to be done by Coda on the layout side of things, and something that we’re looking into with a few options floating to the top.
But for how text displays in a cell when there is a lot of text to see, I’ve used various tricks depending on what the overall need was.
Sometimes I hide the text column in the table view, but display it in the row popup view. If I need to make the row popup easier to click, I’ll create a button with the following formula as a Hyperlink:
These row popup layouts are customizable, so they’re great for article drafts, meeting notes, and other chunks of text that are lengthy.
If you need a preview, you can use a text formula
Left() (“Left()” formula info) and show the first however many characters in that column, then the full text in the modal popup.
Use “Stylus” chrome extension for hacking table CSS, change height of table , align text , eg.