Tips for making the most of Coda

Tables & Views

Tables & Views
When you import to Coda, your Notion boards and other views of data will be represented in their base form: tables. Don’t worryーit’s quick and easy to turn any table into a variety of visualizations, including cards, calendars and charts.
Simply hover over a table, select “options,” and then choose your preferred visualization. From this menu, you can also apply filters, sort your data, group your data, and add conditional formatting.
Coda just shipped an awesome update to their card views, which can help you make everything from galleries to kanban boards. The lead PM and Designer on the update published a doc that you can copy to try out different patterns; you can find it here: .
A note on relations & rollups vs. lookups
Relational databases are a key construct in both Notion and Coda. The implementation, however, differs slightly between products. In Notion, a Relation is a way of linking entries of two tables, and Rollups allow you to extract some information rom this connection.
, which allow you to similarly connect data, and then use Coda’s formula language to summarize and pull data out of these connections. Here’s a quick example of how to set this up: .
Charts & Data Visualization
Coda’s tables function as relational databases, which enable a variety of chart views for your data. In addition to cards and calendars, you can transform a table into any of the following:
Bar charts
Pie charts
Line charts
Area charts
Scatter charts
Bubble charts
Gantt charts
Word clouds

Simply choose the ‘Chart’ option from the Table Options menu, and select your chart type via the top drop-down menu.
Filters
While filters do not carry over from Notion, you can apply filters using the same ‘Table Options’ menu. You can filter by pre-populated criteria based on your column type, or custom formulas.
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Formulas
Compared to Coda’s expansive and powerful formula language, Notion’s equations feel like a middle school math quiz. 🙈 I’ve gone into greater detail in the page of this doc.
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