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View Management

Views are specific to each individual table in your base; you can use views to show only specific fields or records, and apply other configurations to manage the information in that view.
The important thing to understand is that a view is just a different way of looking at the same underlying data! (This means that if you edit the data in a record while in one view, it will change that data for all views, since all views are looking at the same record.)
In fact, whenever you're looking at your data in Retable, you're always looking at your data through a view! Even if you're looking at your data through the default "Default View" that comes with every new table, you're still looking at your data through a view. Click the "Views" area in the top left of the table, you will see the default view field in the relevant area.

Retable View

Retable view is a grid view that displays a grid containing your records as rows and your fields as columns. Retable view can have its own unique configurations to hide, sort, and filter records within a table. Each table must have at least one Retable view.
Retable view is versatile. In Retable, you can create table's views, which are set, specified ways of looking at your information. If you have a table with many, many fields, you can create a view which will hide certain fields and make the table a little easier to navigate.
The attributes of a Retable view that can be saved for that individual view include;
Which records (rows) have been filtered Which fields (columns) are hidden or shown The sorting/order of the records (rows) and fields (columns) The width of each field The number of frozen fields fixed on the left side of the table

List View

List view is a special type of view which represents your records as cards. With the "Change view type" button, you can instantly switch to the other view between List view and Retable view. In the list view, the positions of the rows are changed by drag and drop.
In addition, filtering can be done on the list view and the created list view can be shared. To filter and sort records, click on the filter and sort buttons in the view bar as necessary.
If the screen width is below 540 px, the Retable View turns into a List View.

Chart View

If you're looking for a colorful way to get a big-picture overview of a table, try a chart app.
The chart app summarizes a table of records and turns it into an interactive bar, line, pie, or area chart. Make your chart pop by choosing from a set of colors.
The chart lets you visualize records in multiple chart types including bar chart, line chart, area chart, pie chart.
From the "Views" tab on the left of the screen, click "Add Views" and click "Chart View" from the options.
Choosing a chart type;
  • Line charts are most often used to track changes over time, but they can also be used for when there is some other sequence, like stages in a pipeline.
  • Area chart displays graphically quantitative data. It is based on the line chart. The area between axis and line are commonly emphasized with colors, textures and hatchings.
  • Bar charts are generally used to compare specific X-axis values, like the number of assignments each collaborator has in a project management base.
  • Pie charts are both useful in situations where you want to compare the relative proportions of a data set's constituent subsets.

Configure the x-axis and y-axis

Once you've picked a chart, you'll need to pick a field for your chart's X-axis.
Certain field types offer additional customization choices for the X-axis. You can also choose to whether or not to include data from cells that are empty in the specified field by selecting the "Include empty cells" option.
Once you've set up the X-axis, you'll need to set up the Y-axis.
By default, the Y-axis is configured to show Count. This means that the chart will plot the number of records that have each X value on the Y-axis. To use one of your other fields for the Y-axis, click the Field option. Note that you have to pick a numeric field. You can either plot all of the values in the field, which is useful for a scatter plot, or you can select the values to show the sum, minimum or maximum of all of the values. You can also make it more distinctive by giving colors.
Once you're done configuring the chart, you can hover over points on the chart to get more information about the underlying data.
You can also filter on the chart and share the chart you created.

Grid View

We are proud to introduce that Retable's new beta feature "Grid View". A grid view is a view that displays your records as rows and your fields as columns. Grid views are very versatile and especially useful when you try to add new data to your table. Grid views can be customized and allow you to work with high performance.
The attributes of a Grid view that can be saved for that individual view include;
  • Which records (rows) have been filtered
  • Which fields (columns) are hidden or shown
  • Which fields (columns) / records (rows) are formatting
  • The sorting/order of the records (rows) and fields (columns)

How to add view

Follow the steps below to add view;
  1. 1.
    Click the "Views" area in the top left of the table.
  2. 2.
    Click the "+Add new" icon.
  3. 3.
    Select the desired view from the drop-down list.
  4. 4.
    Created new view.

How to rename view

Follow the steps below rename view;
  1. 1.
    Click the arrow next to the view name which needs editing.
  2. 2.
    Click “Rename view”.
  3. 3.
    Edit rename of the view.

How to edit view description

Follow the steps below add description;
  1. 1.
    Click the arrow next to the view name which needs editing.
  2. 2.
    Click “Description”.
  3. 3.
    Edit description of the view.

How to duplicate view

Follow the steps below to duplicate view;
  1. 1.
    Click the arrow next to the view name which needs duplicate.
  2. 2.
    Click “Duplicate view”.
  3. 3.
    Created duplicate of the view.

How to delete view

Follow the steps below to delete view;
  1. 1.
    Click the arrow next to the view name which needs editing.
  2. 2.
    Click “Delete view”.
  3. 3.
    Deleted of the view.

How to use reordering view

View can be reordered by dragging and dropping.
If you want to this, follow the steps below;
1. Hover the mouse over the project/table/view you want to move.
2. Drag it to its new location.
3. When you release the mouse, the contents of the cells are moved to the new location.