Welcome to the Coda community
Yeah, you recognised well that in this community things work in a different way from Notion.
I would say that the samples you find on set up’s in Notion are also possible to be made in Coda and in many cases, where Notion possibilities end, Coda continues with packs, API, automatisations, just to name some to improve business processes.
In this community you will be able to find a richt selection of sample docs and I would also recommend to look for the template section.
Furthermore: chekout the Coda on Crowdcast, as from next year the Codans will give an insight how they use Coda to run the organisation behind the development of Coda
Edit: New Event Series - Coda on Coda