How to use Layouts

What is a view layout?

A "layout" allows you to change the visual format in which the data is displayed in a view. A table can have one or more custom views, and each view has a configurable layout, which determines how the table rows are shown, and how you can interact with it (for example: in a spreadsheet-like grid, or a kanban board, or a map).

You can configure a view layout to hide specific columns or fields (see Layout Config section below).

How to change the layout

The default table layout is the “Grid”, but we offer a number of different layout options via the Layout selector in the toolbar:

Grid Layout

This layout shows a spreadsheet-like grid of rows and columns, that you can created, edit, and easily update multiple values in.

To hide a column in grid layout, click on the "Config" toolbar button. In the layout config dialog, you can uncheck a column to hide it from the view or enable summary rows. You can save updates to the view so it persists for other collaborators.

When using copy & paste, you can simply copy and paste directly from Google Sheets or Google Docs into a table in the Grid layout. Any tab-separated content can be pasted across multiple columns within a table. One caveat is that pasting data over Lookup columns is not supported, and pasting values that do not match the options in a Tags or Dropdown column will result in the values being dropped.

Kanban Layout

This layout shows a Trello-like experience with cards on vertical “kanban boards”. This layout requires a Dropdown-type column in your table.
To configure which fields are shown for each card, click on the "Config" toolbar button. In the layout config dialog, you can check the fields you want to show, and change the order they are displayed in. You can save updates to the view so it persists for other collaborators.

Calendar Layout

This layout shows dates mapped to a monthly calendar view. This layout requires a Date-type column in your table.

To configure which columns are used for event title and date, click on the "Config" toolbar button. In the layout config dialog, you can select a specific Text-type column or Date-type column for the event title and date. You can save updates to the view so it persists for other collaborators.

Queue Layout

This layout shows a ticketing-queue view with each row/record expanded on the right side, where you can easily see who created/updated the row, and comment on records.

To configure which fields are shown for each row in the queue, click on the "Config" toolbar button. In the layout config dialog, you can check the fields you want to show, and change the order they are displayed in. You can save updates to the view so it persists for other collaborators.

Map Layout

This layout shows locations as pins on a Google Maps map, you can group on a Dropdown-type column to group and color the pins. This layout requires a Location-type column in your table.

Map layout currently does not support layout settings. You can save updates to the view so the layout change persists for other collaborators.

How to configure a layout

The layout Config button in the toolbar allows you to customize what is visible in the layout:

  • Grid: which columns are hidden or shown, and whether to show summary rows.
  • Queue: which columns to show in ticket list, and in what order.
  • Kanban: which columns to show in the card, and in what order.

See these additional help center articles for more column actions:

Note, if you switch the view to a new layout for the first time, we automatically select the first three columns in the layout settings. You can avoid this the next time you switch layouts by saving your view config.
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