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Display Value

What is a Display Value ?

  • Display Value as the name stands is the primary or main value within a row of a table that you generally associate that row with.
  • It should be usually associated with a column which is uniquely identifiable. However, this uniqueness is not enforced at the database level.
  • Before v0.105.0, Display Value was known as Primary Value.

What is the use of Display Value ?

  • Within a spreadsheet, Display Value are always highlighted so that it is easier to recognise what row we are in.
  • And when LinkToAnotherRecord is created between two tables - it is the Display Value that appears in LinkToAnotherRecord column.

Example : Display Value highlighted in Actor table

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The value shown in Link Records modal when adding a new link is associated records Display value display value- links field

How to set Display Value ?

Click down arrow in the target column. Click Set as Display Value.

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How is Display Value identified for existing database tables ?

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

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

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