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Display Value

The Display Value, as its name suggests, serves as the primary or main value within a record of a table, and it is typically the attribute by which we identify or associate that specific record. While it is advisable for the display value to be linked to a field with unique identifiers, such as a primary key, it's important to note that this uniqueness is not always enforced at the database level.

Use of Display Value

  • Within a spreadsheet, Display Value are always highlighted so that it is easier to recognise what record we are working with.
  • And when Links are created between two tables - it is the Display Value that appears in Linked records modal.

Example: Display Value highlighted in Actor table display value

Display Value associated when Links field
The value shown in Link Records modal when adding a new link is associated records Display value

display value- links field

Set Display Value

Click dropdown icon (🔽) in the target field. Click Set as Display Value.

display value set


How is Display Value identified for existing database tables ?

  • It is usually the first field after the primary key which is not a number.
  • If there is no field which is not a number then the field adjacent to primary key is chosen.

Can I change the Display Value to another field within tables ?

  • Yes, you can use the same way mentioned above to set Display Value.