With more ways to scale your amazing docs and workflows—including our recent updates to support duplicate page actions and custom templates—we realized copying and working with Cross-doc tables could be smoother.
Previously, when you copied a Cross-doc table created with someone else’s credentials, you were prompted to re-authenticate access to the original table before you could work with your data. Now, Coda will attempt to detect your credentials and automatically set you up if you have access to the original table. If you don’t have access, we’ll show a notification letting you know (so you can bug your colleagues for permission to the underlying doc).
We’re always looking for ways to remove obstacles and simplify working with Coda. This is just one of the ways we plan to make Cross-doc more powerful for you—whether you’re using Cross-doc tables in templates, published docs, or collaborative docs with your team.
A few fun use cases I’m personally excited that this helps enable are scenarios where you want a single data table to act as a global source of truth. You could imagine publishing a March Madness doc that uses Cross-doc to sync in the updated standing of teams from a “March Madness Data” doc. Copies of your published doc would now update with the live March Madness results whenever you update the data doc. For teams, you might imagine creating a project management template that uses Cross-doc to sync in your company’s OKRs. Anywhere you use that template, you would get a live-view of your OKRs from the original source. I’m excited to see what other fun scenarios y’all are able to come up with!