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Plan Your Connections: Simple Example
Plan Your Objects
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Connections: Troubleshooting & FAQs
Numeric Equation Functions
Date Equation Settings
Numeric Equation Settings
Text Formula Functions
CSV Format Guide for Importing
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Deleting a Page That's Being Linked to
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Table Column Settings
Source: Which Records Will the View Display
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How To Guides
Add Functionality to Your Live App
How To Create Discount Codes
Create an Add To Favorites Feature
How to Access Private Records Without a Login
Accept Payments in a Live App
Manage Your Records
Use an Edit Form to Create Records If They Don't Exist
Track Which User Last Updated a Record
Copy a Record Using Record Rules
Track When Records are Created and Updated
Create a Version History for Records
Use Zapier to Insert Connected Records
Work with Connected Records
How to Show Multiple Fields in Your Connection Drop-Down
Showing Parent-Child Records in the Live App
How to Create Dynamic Dropdowns in Forms
Add Read-Only Fields to a Form
How to Change the Layout of Forms
Create a Multi-Part Form
How to Allow Users to Add New Options in Forms
How to Add Instructions to a Form
How to Customize the Text on a Submit Button
How to Automatically Capture a User’s Location on a Form
How to Use URL Variables to Pre-Populate a Form
How to Add a Map to a Details View
How to Add Connection Links to Views
How to Add Inline Editing to a Table
Create a Print-Friendly Invoice Page
How to Click on an Image to Go to Another Page
How to Add Groupings to a Table
Users & Logins
Force Users to Reset Their Passwords
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Show Records Connected To The Logged-in User's Company Or Other Group
Show Records Connected to the Logged-in User
Create an Admin User Role to View All Records
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Add Stages to Your App
Store Multiple Images or Files for Individual Records
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Create a Button or Link that Updates a Field to a Custom Value
Notify a User That an Item is Ready for Review
Add Assignments to Your App
Approve New Records Before Displaying Them
Add Notification & Reminder Emails to Your App
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Logic, Equations & Formulas
Start an Auto Increment Field from Any Number
Display a Message When a Deadline is Approaching
Generate Simple Numeric Barcodes Automatically
How to Set a Random ID
Calculate Age in Years from a Birthday
How To Number Line Items
Show Upcoming Birthdays
How to Extract the Start and End Dates from a Date Field
How to Display Multiple Date Formats Using a Single Date Field
Reports, Queries, and Summaries
Build an Inventory Manager App
Build a Quiz App
Build a Warehouse Manager App
Build a Member Directory
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Images & Files
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About Knack Accounts
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Managing Your Apps
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Sharing Apps with Shared Builders
App Settings: Map Provider
Script Attack Protection: Whitelisted Custom Code Elements and Attributes
Script Attack Protection: Protected Areas
Security & Infrastructure
Security Best Practices
Builder Security Settings for All Knack Plans
Builder Two-Factor Authentication
Table of Contents
Updated by Danielle Kellogg
This information expands on settings available in a Table view. The table settings section is available when editing a table view and provides additional options for your table.
The Options section contains four features that allow you to further customize your Table view:
- Keyword Search: This will add a search field above the table for the user to enter keywords that will filter which records to display. On the search results display, a “reset” link will appear. Clicking this will reset all search criteria to easily search again with new criteria.
- Exporting: This adds a link above the table that allows the user to export all the data from the table into either a CSV, JSON or TXT format.
- Inline Editing: This allows the user to edit each field directly from the table, without utilizing a form view.
- Hide Empty Columns: Enabling this feature will hide all columns that are empty from the table view.
Displaying a keyword search will present a search field above the table for the user to enter keywords to filter which records will display. These keywords will search the entire record.
On the search results display, a “reset” link will appear. Clicking this will reset all search criteria to easily search again with new criteria.
Exporting allows the user to export all the data from the table into another format. An "export" button will appear in the top left, with options for downloading in a CSV, Text, or JSON format:
Inline editing allows the user to edit each field directly in the table, without using a form view. When enabled, the user simply has to click on a table cell, and a form pops over it to edit that cell:
Inline editing can also be disabled for specific fields. When editing a column, select "No" in the Allow Inline Editing dropdown to disable inline editing for that column:
Hide Empty Columns
Enabling the "Hide empty columns" option will hide any columns on the table that are completely blank.
Empty Table Text
When a table contains no data to display, the table will by default show "No Data" text.
Here you can change the text which is shown when the table has no records to show.
Column summaries are used to run calculations on all the rows in the column. Results will display as a summary at the bottom of your table:
You can also add Formula options, such as Sum, Average, Minimum, and Maximum, to your table.
Any label you add will be placed in a left column if available. You can use the green "add" buttons to add multiple summaries.
When column summaries are enabled, you can edit each table column to disable it for a specific column, if needed. To do so, hover over the column and click the pencil edit icon. Select "No" in the Allow Summary dropdown to hide the summary for that column.
Pagination determines how many records will show at one time. If the total number of records exceeds the number set here, then buttons will be added to the table to allow users to navigate to additional table pages, displaying more records. Options here include:
- Set how many records to display at a time: tables can be set to show 10, 25, 50, or 100 records at a time.
- Let the user change the amount: once the page has loaded the user will be able to select how many records they will view per page. They can choose between 10, 25, 50, 100, 500 or 1000.
- Repeat pagination controls below the view: this will show the buttons to navigate to different table pages at the bottom of the table as well.
Here's an example of a table displaying pagination links at the top of the table view:
The Filters section contains three options for defining how filters work with your table.
- Don't allow records to be filtered: this option will not display any filter options for the view in the Live App
- Allow users to add custom filters: this will add an “add filters” button to the table allowing users to filter records based on more specific criteria.
- Use a filter menu: this option will allow a custom filter menu to be added to the table.
User Added Custom Filters
The “allow users to add custom filters” option will add an “add filters” button to the table allowing users to use advanced filtering options.
- Which fields can be filtered: here you can limit which fields can be used in the filters.
- The fields being used by this view: this will only allow fields used in this table view to be used in the filters added by the user.
- All the object’s fields: this will allow all fields in the object to be able to be used in the object fields
- Filter defaults: allow you to add specific filters that will be present when the table initially loads on the page.
Filter menus will add a predefined filter menu above the table view. For each filter appearing in the filter menu, you can choose what filters will be applied as well as the button text. These filter menus will be unable to be changed by the user in the Live App.