When I add an new Goal in Objectives table and associate it with a Result, there is automatically a new row in Key Results table.
I need to manually go and select what Goal I would like to associate with the Key Result inside **Key Results** table.
I would like to have the Associated Objective column automatically filled, the way a reverse lookup formula would do, but without losing the ability to edit the Associated Objective column afterwards if I for some reason decide to.
Is it even possible?
Hi @Fran_Vidicek !
Edit: Oh I’m sorry… I completely missed that part of you post …
(I apparently still don’t have enough coffee in my system )
A field can’t be formulaically set up and editable at the same time so as far as I know, this wouldn’t be doable…
At least, I can’t think of a simple (or complex) way to do something like that at the moment … But maybe someone else would though
It’s feasible either by
- Adding a formula in the lookup field
[Associated Objective] in your
[Key Results] table, something like :
This should return the appropriate row(s) from your table
Let Coda do it for you … By adding a new field (using the big
+ standing at the end of your
[Key Results] table). You should see in the suggestions at the top of the menu something like
Referenced by where you should be able to select an existing link between your 2 tables
I hope this helps
There’s no way to do that directly, although it seems like Coda will implement it sometimes soon — recently they added collaborative filters (the feature everyone asked for) and before that added that “referenced by” column and published a quiz for how people would like those 2-way lookups to work. So they’re certainly thinking about it.
What you can do now:
Use inputs on both sides (not formulas) and an automation that will get everything connected if either value changes. This will come at a delay though. Alternatively you can have a button on either side that will update the input on the other side.
Something like this can be done through Detail view with subtables. If you have a simple filter set up, you’ll be able to link new items through a subtable view.
This is where my mind was actually stuck …
Thank you Paul for the reminder once again !