Select List options & group ordering


#1

I’m puzzled by a small mystery, a feature I see in a few example templates that I can’t reproduce.

In the Product Launch Hub template, the Tasks.Status column is a Select List. The “Format Column” view looks like this:
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Note how the select options appear as a mini-table with drag-to-reorder rows. This ordering is important because if you group by this column, the order of the groups is dictated by this ordering (supposedly, according to the help text – in practice I don’t see this happening, maybe it’s a bug?).

How is this set up? I can only make a Select List column with either a) comma-separated options, or b) a formula referencing a separate table that stores the select options (which doesn’t result in the drag-to-reorder list).

What’s the trick to getting the drag-to-reorder little implicit table thing?


#2

Hah that’s interesting! Could it be that it’s some beta feature that is only implemented in this template? I cannot replicate it.


#3

I’ve seen it in at least one more template – the “Getting Started with Coda - Manage a Big Project” template that you get during onboarding. (I can’t find it anywhere else to link to, sorry…).


#4

You guys are right! that feature isn’t ready to graduate yet - existing docs that used that feature (like this template) would keep showing it but you wouldn’t be able to create one until the feature is ready.


#5

Ah ha! Thanks for clearing that up.