Hi, I have added a new table and for some rea...

(Joshua Rose) #1

Hi, I have added a new table and for some reason it is not showing up under the bottom section of the Columns tab for me to be able to edit the respective columns. My other three tables all work fine. Help??

(Aleksi Alkio) #2

Clear the browser’s cache and check if that helps.

(Joshua Rose) #3

@Aleksi_Alkio Thanks, Aleksi. That didn’t seem to have any impact. I went ahead and also deleted the table and re-added it and it’s still not showing up in that lower section.

(Aleksi Alkio) #4

What is your account ID and app name if it’s okay for you to check your app? I can do that after few hours.

(Joshua Rose) #5

Yes, I greatly appreciate it. 751901 / DoYoChoYo

(Aleksi Alkio) #6

You have brought four tables into the same app. Have you done this on purpose? If yes, what is the idea behind of this?

(Joshua Rose) #7

Well I admit I’m a newbie. I needed to manipulate different parts of the spreadsheet for different views on the app. To get those different column options it seemed re uploading the sheet was needed.

(Praveen Seshadri (AppSheet)) #8

Could you try dropping it and adding again? There may have been some problem extracting the structure of that table.

(Joshua Rose) #9


I just deleted that table and re-added it. Not showing up in bottom section.

(Praveen Seshadri (AppSheet)) #10

Looking into it

(Praveen Seshadri (AppSheet)) #11

I think what is happening is that you are adding the same smartsheet repeatedly. They are sharing the same column structure which is what makes it confusing. This is also what Aleksi mentioned. You don’t need to do that. Just add it once and remove the duplicate tables. If you need different views over the same data, you can construct different views (UX -> Views). If you need subsets of the data, you can construct different slices (Data -> Slices)

(Joshua Rose) #12

Do I need to rebuild everything I’ve done?

(Joshua Rose) #13

How do I set the same columns to do different things in different views other than in the Columns section?

(Aleksi Alkio) #14

Have you tried with another device or browser?

(Joshua Rose) #15

For example, I have certain columns hidden in one view, if I create a new view from that same table how would I make them unhidden there? They are already set in this case to hidden in the Data–> Columns section.

(Praveen Seshadri (AppSheet)) #16

Hi Joshua, I would recommend that you keep all the columns visible in the table. Then use slices to include some columns and exclude others. Build your views on top of the slices rather than the underlying table.

(Joshua Rose) #17

I need an image field to show up only if a corresponding field contains data. This would be easy as a slice, except I have in a single view multiple conditions. I don’t see how slices could address the issue, because I can’t apply multiple slices to a given view and each slice allows me to show which columns are visible IF given criteria are met, yet I need certain columns visible if A criteria are met, but other certain columns visible if B criteria are met, etc.

(Joshua Rose) #18


(Joshua Rose) #19

Any thoughts most welcome!

(Joshua Rose) #20

Help! haha