Just wanted to note that this is a brilliant use case of Coda and I think would be an awesome feature to have available. I often find that even in simpler situations I would like the idea to set an environmental variable and use it repeatedly.
I have a lot of customers in a Customer Table.
For big customers, I want to display them in their own section.
I want to show a lot of information:
A View of the Customer Table with only the applicable customer.
Some bits of information that’s dependent on that table.
A Selector that allows the user to select attributes of the customer to show.
I can set an environmental variable with
Then I can copy and paste the contents to a new Section and all I have to do it change the customer_name for that sheet and it all updates!
All if it, that is, except for the Selector table because that relies on a reference to the name of the View of Customer Table, whatever I may have changed that to locally. This, of course, makes it break.
If there was a way to interpret a string as Coda syntax, then this would be much easier.
I could do something like:
table_to_reference = "[Table Name]"