Markdown via API

I really need to be able to insert text wrapped in markdown syntax via the API and have it displayed correctly on the canvass, anyone have a solution? Given I’m hooking everything up via the API to a custom gpt, it’s a must have for my needs!

Hi, there! Thanks for reaching out, Luis here happy to help! :smile: This should be possible via our API, you’ll need to set the format too “markdown”.

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any follow-up questions :smile:


@Luis_Curiel Thanks, I see on the api docs that this is for pages, I want to update a table row where one of the column types is canvas, with markdown, is this possible?

@Luis_Curiel is my last question possible?

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Hey @Wayne_Simpson1, just got confirmation that this is not possible at the moment. Happy to add this to our feature request tracker. Do you mind answering the following questions so we can better understand your use case?

  • What value does this new feature unlock? What does this help you accomplish?

  • On a scale of 1 to 4 (1 = nice to have, 4 = absolutely must have), how badly would you say you need this feature?

  • How would you describe what you’re trying to build with this feature? (Project tracker, blog, client-facing resource, etc.)


The feature will allow me to insert AI generate content via the API formatted in markdown into canvass column on a table. Given my entire knowledge base is set up like a database in coda, this is very important.


Second brain, knowledge base, project tracking, client facing resources, really everything to run my business, support my full-time job and manage my personal life is in coda and I’m trying to augment everything with automations and AI.

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