Is it wrong to expect that a formula in the ‘Show?’ attribute of a column can drive the visibility of the column?
I have a column where the formula specifically returns ‘FALSE’, but the column still shows in the ‘Detail’ view. I’m perplexed…
- View: Listed as a column to display (in ‘Column order’)
- Data: ‘Show?’ attribute is the default unchecked checkbox in the table
As expected, the column does not show up in the view because of its visibility settings.
- View: Also listed as a column to display (in ‘Column order’)
- Data: ‘Show?’ attribute is the formula ‘FALSE’ in the table
Surprisingly, the column shows up in the view. I was expecting it not to because it’s visibility settings is ‘FALSE’.
Note: I used a simple ‘FALSE’ formula here to illustrate the example. I would normally use a more complex formula, based on user roles for instance.
Here is a screenshot:
I wonder what the formula can be used for if it cannot actually drive the visibility… Any insights?