Table tabs for different views on one table instance

Having different views available from one instance of a table would allow for quicker insights.

It would be good to save the current view style, filter, sort etc as a view tab.

HI Hammer,

Could you elaborate on your requirement? What do you need that is different to the existing functionality?

Regards
Piet

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Hi Piet,

Thanks for the response . I guess the easiest response to this would be to look at Notion database views implementation. each view is accessible quickly via a tab. As I understand it ( and I may be wrong), Coda does not allow this type of view access. If I want another save view, I have to create it in an additional location in the doc.

to clarify for non Notion users…

…those highlighted tabs are NOT just filters like we are used to in Coda.

they bring up totally different views of the table, such as a table view or a kanban board view, as well as applying different filters.

these different views occupy the same space, wheras in Coda these different views would be seperate paragraphs down the page.

its the ability to “remap” the same rectangular space to show different views of your table that is the key feature being sought here imho

max

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Hi Hammer

The short answer is yes.

The longer answer is that view in Notion, and views in Coda are different things. In Coda, the view that you create can be addressed in the Coda Formula Language, with all that goes with that.

Coda also has the below concept: (I do not know what the concept’s name is.)
You can jump between each of those “displays in place”. It does mean though that the columns displayed will remain the same, depending on which of the displays that you jump to.

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Regards
Piet

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And with the added constraint that each may not be ideally configured.

I can’t upvote this for the reasons you point out. There are some nuances and features that Coda views support that must be considered. It’s more of a case where it would be nice to drop (or create) multiple views in an iFrame that magically tabifys them.

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Thanks for the responses guys. Food for thought and I Code shouldn’t blindly follow Notion. I’m pretty new to Coda. All the same, I feel there is some streamlining required here to create more nimble accessible table views in situ.

I know im late to the conversation but there is a way to create something very similar to notion table views in coda. I started with notion so when i came over to coda i had the same question as you and there is a way to create tabs that, in my opinion, is actually better than notion.

You want to create a second table just for different views of the original table. On the second table add a canvas column, then for each entry create a view of the original table in the canvas column. you can set up each of these new views of the original table to show whatever information as whatever display type you like. then set the second table to the “Detail” style.

now you can click through the different entries of the second table on the left side and each should show the canvas view with the original table set up how you want to see it. Now you essentially have a list of different views of the same table.
there’s two reasons i think this is better, first you can have other things in the canvas view like texts and formulas that only show for certain views, and second you arent constrained to only views of one table, you can have views of other tables that you can switch between as well.

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This is a really clever workaround. Nice thinking, @Brian_Roech_Roehrich

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