Run a function on "instantiation"

#1

Maybe this is possible, more likely this is a feature request.
I want to create a Template section (say its the template for a weekly meeting notes). I want the workflow to be that the template forms the basis of a new section for each week’s notes.
At the top of the Template I want to put in the day’s date
So clearly - I could have a =Today() but that would get evaluated every time the page was viewed
I want the function to get run just once, when the template is copied over and then the output to be “serialized” - meaning I dont want that date to be a call to =Today(), I just want it to be the date that was captured at copy
Is this possible or is it something that would make sense to add

#2

Hi Amritansh!

We don’t have template sections yet (although this is a great feature request).

As a workaround, you could use a table to hold meeting notes and:
a) Configure it to use the detail view
b) Set up your date column so that the default value is today(). That way when you create a new row, the date is set by default to today() but you can always override it.

Example Content (Doc, Gif of how to add new entry)

Preeyanka

#3

Cool! - So can I embed a view inside a “cell”? I guess I should go try it :slight_smile: