I'm trying to figure out how the video column

(Multi Tech Visions) #1

I’m trying to figure out how the video column works… but I think something key is missing in the new columns panel.

@praveen @Adam_Stone_AppSheet

When looking at the video sample app: https://www.appsheet.com/Template/AppDef?appName=VideoColumns-71626#Data.Columns.Videos_Schema

I’m not sure how the video column knows what youtube video to play.

There’s nothing visible in any of the settings.

(Multi Tech Visions) #2

Maybe not, seems it’s the same in the old editor.

(Moving this comment to feedback in that case.)

The documentation on the video column type is very cryptic; even copying the sample app I’m unable to deduce how it’s working.

How does the video column know what to show?

(Praveen Seshadri (AppSheet)) #3

It is in the data not in the column definition. Each row in the data will have a video url in it.

(Multi Tech Visions) #4

@praveen Thanks.

I also learned that you have to use the embed link (like if you want to use it in a show… I think…lol),

and also that you can use a spreadsheet formula to pull the embed link from another cell (which can be edited via the app).

(Jake Tunney) #5

any luck on rendering the video within the app to allow for youtube controls like “full screen” available?

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