Views are critical to Feishu Bitable. Feishu Bitable supports five views: Grid view, Kanban view, Gallery view, Gantt view, and Form view. Bitable will automatically generate different display views and summaries for your data whenever you create a view. Plus, the edits to one view will be automatically applied to other views as well, so there's no need to manually edit your data and tables. You can protect view configuration by modifying view settings, to ensure field configuration, filtering, grouping, sorting, and row height of the view remain unchanged.
- •Method 1: In the navigation bar on the left, click + on the right side of the table to select the desired view type.
- •Method 2: In the directory in the upper-left corner, click View name > Add view, and select the desired view type.
- •Method 1: Double click on the view name in the upper-left corner to rename the current view.
- •Method 2: Double click any view name in the navigation bar on the left to rename the current view.
Copy, delete, and move view
- •Copy and delete view: Hover the mouse above any view and click ··· to select Copy view or Delete view. The copied view will be saved under the original view.
- •Move view: Click on the view name in the navigation bar on the left and drag up or down to sort items.
III. Skillful use of views
The grid view is applicable to raw database establishment in any scenario. After you create a blank Bitable, the grid view is the default view for you to enter raw data. The grid view looks just like a traditional table and is easier for beginners to get started. However, unlike traditional tables, every column in Bitable can be set as a fixed data type to ensure that the data is organized and standardized.
The Kanban view can be used to group and organize data records. The arrangement of data in the Kanban will be based on the grouping criteria you've set, and data of the same category is listed in the same column. You can drag a Kanban to update the data to the latest version. Any data changes in any view will be synced to all views under the same table in real-time.
Kanban views support compact display of cards to ensure more efficient access to key information. Besides, to help you get a quick idea about the content of a record, Kanban view supports showing a preview of the record's attachment field as its cover.
Gallery view (supporting compact display) visualizes the content in the attachment field, directly displaying any file content such as images and PDF, for easier and better resource management. You can tap each gallery to view all the content under the record. You can also use gallery view to record your personal life—it's a smart album that can record your travel tips, pictures, and notes.
Gantt view displays the progress of each task with a progress bar, which is useful for project management. In Gantt view progress bar, you can visually check the days that each task has been ongoing. Drag the progress bar directly to update the timeline. Use grouping or filtering functions to classify tasks and visualize the progress of particular tasks. Manage progress using time dimensions such as weeks, months, seasons, and years. Click on a particular date to create milestone.
In addition, you can select Customize field in the toolbar to display or hide fields.
Select Gantt view settings to choose color for progress bar.
Form view presents forms in a questionnaire-like format, which are sent to designated groups or all members to facilitate the collection of information. It is recommended determining questions and field types in the grid view before creating the form view.
IV. View attributes
View attributes as well as permissions for editing view settings such as field configuration, filtering, grouping, sorting, and row height, can be set for each view.
Note: View attributes are not equivalent to view permissions.
- •Public view (default): All views are set to public views by default. Bitable collaborators can modify view settings.
- •Locked view: All users (including the owner) are not allowed to modify view settings (field configuration, filtering, grouping, sorting, and row height). Collaborators with editing permissions can still edit the content. When collaborators need to configure the view, they can choose to unlock view by following the prompts, or duplicate view to perform configuration in the copy.
Note: Only collaborators with editing permissions can disable view protection. Disabling protection will return attributes to public view.
- •Private view: View is only visible to yourself, but not other collaborators.