Cross-doc a table into another doc and Coda will force an unwelcome and unpredictable change in the column names on you:
- A column in the original table called “code_name”, is referred to as “CODE NAME” when you hover over the Row column in the cross-doc table, but is accessed in formulas as “Row.CodeName” !
- Worse, Coda completely loses it with column names that combine Latin and non-Latin characters. I have three columns in the original table called:
out of the first two, only one got crossed over and has to be accessed via “Row.SS”. As for the third column, it’s changed to “Row.SSID”
- It’s clearly a bug as column names that use only non-Latin characters get cross-doc’ed normally.
Dear Codans, can we just have the original column names carry over without any change for use in “Row.” formulas? cross-doc is already fiddly enough as it is
PS: Bonus points if cross-doc sync detects when column names have changed in the source table and automatically changes any “Row.” formulas in the target table. One can dream!