I’ve been somewhat enthused with the personal interactive controls that coda have implemented. This has got around a whole system of controls that I created on a user by user basis in the past.
But as I’m rebuilding our management system, I might have come up against a pretty big limitation… though chances are I’m missing something obvious rather than it being an oversight. This is where you come in - to help me see what was intended / if there’s an easier solution etc.
For my new version of my doc, I am trying to use the new personal canvas control to set a project to view - which means each user can view a “detail” view of any project. Great.
However, our projects are quite complex, and there’s at least 6 different views of the project database which I need to be able to jump between (this is far more efficient than scrolling down one giant view)
In the past I’ve done this with buttons on a menu for each user, and then each page (with its own view of projects) has the control for which project you are viewing.
This is what that looks like - its just a row of a table - one row for each person and you just view your own row. See my “project selector” at the right (done the old way)
I’d REALLY love to implement this using the new personal control select. And it works great if you only have one page. But no matter what I try, I can’t seem to have a second copy (view) of the selector on a second page or third page. Is this correct?
And if it is a limitation, is there any way of connecting multiple selectors together, so if you change one, the others change (and still allow the user to self select)
Of course - I can implement my old work around again if necessary, but I’d rather not. Its kinda klunky compared to the coda system - and I’m trying super hard to keep my new version of the doc as lean / logical as possible.