I originally posted on this thread, but realised that there’s in fact a proper bug section. Sorry!
I have a table, and in that table (PARENT_TABLE) I have a row called TEMPLATE. This template row has a view (CHILD_VIEW) of the PARENT_TABLE that filters based on column values of the current row.
I have set the PARENT_TABLE so that new rows have the canvas column filled with the canvas value of TEMPLATE row. However, instead of seeing CHILD_VIEW in the canvas, I instead see 'Object not found!".
Here is a demo that replicates the issue. Simply click the ‘+’ to add a new row, open it, and see the error.
I don’t know if this is really a bug or something simply not supported …
(Maybe @Shaina_Torgerson would know this )
I mean, it looks like you’re trying to nest a table within itself in some way by using a view of the parent/source table in the Notes canvas field as a template …
As views and source tables work together/mirror each other, when adding a row in the source table you also add a row in the view nested in the canvas column and used as a template … and each time you add a row to the source/parent table, each nested view in the canvas field will also have a new row added even if it’s not displayed (as you have a filter in place).
I don’t know if a Notes/Canvas field is actually that powerful yet
I mean, this seems like a lot of work in one go for a canvas field …
From my point of view this looks like an exponential chaos .
The topic you linked in your original topic regarding this uses a template stored somewhere else in the doc
Which is what I did here in the sample you’ll find below. I think it reproduces what you were trying to do
It’s just that instead of storing the template within the source/parent table, I created a new one row helper table called Template where there is just a text field used as display column and a notes/canvas field used to stored the filtered view of [Parent Table] which is then used as Value for new rows in the notes/canvas field of the table [Parent Table].
The filter I used for the view in the canvas field in Template is this one :
I made a little different sample table for your inspiration.
I don’t like templated tables in canvas columns, they are way to vulnerable and hard (if not impossible) to maintain.
Hit the edit button to see the children sub-table.
Here’s a weird bug for you though:
I can get everything set up how I want it, and adding a new row with the template canvas works 100%. However, the moment I modify the layout, when I next try to add a row using the button it throws and error…
Either make a copy of Table Demo 2, or check out Table Demo 2 (Layout Edited) and try adding a row with the button to see the error.