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 Valueare always highlighted so that it is easier to recognise what record we are working with.
- And when
Linksare created between two tables - it is the Display Value that appears in
Example: Display Value highlighted in Actor table
Display Value associated when Links field
The value shown in
Link Records modal when adding a new link is associated records
Set Display Value
Click dropdown icon (🔽) in the target field. Click
Set as Display Value.
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.