A little over a year ago, my team made a small change that we heard had a major, positive impact on how you unlocked the power of tables in Coda: we made it possible to change column types directly from the column itself. While working at Coda this summer as an engineering intern, we realized we could make this process even faster!
Starting today, you’ll be able to switch columns even more easily and quickly thanks to three changes:
- Now, when you click the column type in the column header, you’ll see “Column type” as the first option instead of the second; we saw that more people were changing their column types than using the “options” for different types, so we wanted to make it easier to get to the most used option
- We’ve also made the column type menu a “fly out,” which this means you can simply hover over “Column type” to see your options and make a selection instead of having to click to a new menu
- And a bonus third change: We’ve updated the text to “Column type” (instead of “Change column type”) to help the menu take up less real estate on the screen so that more of your content is visible when making selections
I hope this helps you set-up your amazingly powerful tables with even greater ease and speed!