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How to Coda a new row as full screen?

Adding information to your table using the full screen

My friend Jean Pierre Traets was wondering if he could open a window via a canvas button in full screen mode for his co-workers when they had to add information to a table.

Recently Coda updated presentation options. That is a great plus when you have to present. This is different. We want to add rows and then while adding making use of the full screen. In dec 2021 we received a related update and this blog presents an elaboration, partly based on this contribution.

For buttons living in the table we already have what Max is showing here. In a table the fastest way forward is :

thisRow.OpenRow(viewMode:"Fullscreen")

When you want to add a row via a canvas button we do something alike. Below what I created as an example.

Open button in full screen

The main trick is to use the RunActions() and the OpenWindow() . Inside the OpenWindow() you have grab the URL of the last row and you that as you see above by writing the name of the table, adding the function Last() and the unsupported function Url() and you turn them into text. The last part of the trick is the “view=full” you glue together with the URL via the Concatenate(). Since the row has already been added via the AddRow(), the OpenWindow() can take this last row and open it for us.

From now on you can present your workers with the full screen option due to this little trick.

I hope you enjoyed this article. If you have questions feel free to reach out. Though this article is for free, my work (including advice) won’t be, but there is always room for a chat to see what can be done. Besides you find my (for free) contributions to the Coda Community and on Twitter

My name is Christiaan Huizer and I am the owner of Huizer Automation. A company specialized in serving SME in harvesting data and keeping it aligned. I am a Coda Consultant & Expert and rely mainly on Coda, Mailjet, Zapier & Paperform to get the job done.

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Christiaan Huizer

Christiaan Huizer

I use Coda mainly for planning & calculations of all sorts. Follow me to learn how to Coda with numbers. I blog at least once per week.