The Interactive Duplicating Doc

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Maybe you have a table with information you would like to edit but don’t want the changes to affect the base table. Or maybe you like the structure of another table and want to iterate on it, without needing to build your new table from scratch. The good news is that you do not have to create a connected view but can duplicate the data instead. Unclear of the difference? Check out the two options below:
Paste Options
Connected Data
Create connected views
Edits to pasted data will show up in the original table too
Duplicate data
Edits to pasted data won’t affect the rest of your doc
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When a table is duplicated, you will see a toaster pop up from the bottom of your screen appear. Please be on the lookout for it. It will read:
You pasted 1 view
We converted the table "[YOUR TABLE NAME]" into a view. Views let you see the same data in multiple ways, and always stay in sync.

Duplicate data instead Paste Options
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Note: When you paste in a table, it will become a connected view by default. If you would like an unconnected view of the table but would like to keep the table’s content, make sure you select Duplicate data instead button option on the left.
Alternatively, you can also click on the Paste Options for a refresher on what each option means.
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If you’re interested in keeping just the structure of the table but not the content of the rows itself, make sure you click on the Paste Options > Duplicate data. You’ll get to decide on what to do with the rows. You can either:
Option 1: Keeps all rows and column headers
Option 2: Keep just the column headers and delete the rows
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Once you’re comfortable in your selection, just hit Apply.
You are also able to paste in multiple views if you copy multiple different tables. The toaster popup will list the amount of views that were pasted in.
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Want to get some practice in and experience it for yourself? Proceed to the next session.

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