The rows numbers in tables are not seen in mbile app

Hi there,
Please, in coda web version on my PC, there are those numbers beside rows in any table. But, they are not seen on the mobile app. I can’t see them.

I know the mobile app doesn’t have many features or just for viewing, but I think those numbers are not an editing option. They are just ID for rows.

Is there anything I can do to show them?
Thanks in advance.

Hi @Mina_Waheed and welcome to the Coda Community!

Unfortunately, there is currently no option to see them in the mobile app.
However, you can use the following workaround:
Just add a column to your table and apply the following formula:


I created a demo doc for you. Please take a look and let me know if that solves your problem.

Best regards

Hi @Jannis, thank you so much for replying.

So, is there any intention to add this feature in the upcoming plans? Or it’s a complicated one to be added?

Sorry if this’ll be a silly question, but what does this formula do? And what differs it from the default row numbers?

Best regards

Hi @Mina_Waheed,

I’m not a Codan, so unfortunately I can’t answer this question.
What you can do is add this feature as a request to the Suggestion Box.

A formula is basically a calculation. You can put values into a database in two different ways: manually and automatically. Formulas are automatic calculations of values.

Unfortunately, I don’t have that much time to fully describe it, but you can take a look at the Formulas 101 video course, and you will understand what formulas are for sure.

The formula I applied is just a workaround to make the numbers at the beginning permanently visible.

I hope that helps.

Best regards

Thanks for this, I posted a suggestion.

I know what a formula does in general, thanks for explaining. I just wanted to know this specific formula you wrote, what can it do.


Okay, sorry, I misunderstood you.
It calculates the number of the row’s position in the table.

Best regards