View Overview

Look at your data in the best view - how views can level up your workflows

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Written by Emma Montgomery
Updated over a week ago

What is a view in SmartSuite?

In a traditional spreadsheet, every user sees the contents of your sheets in the same way—if you want to hide or freeze columns, for example, everyone else will be forced to see those changes as well.

In SmartSuite, however, you can create views, which are set, specified ways of looking at your information. What does this mean? Well, here are some examples of views you could create:

  • If you have a Table of tasks, you could create separate views for each workspace member to only show the tasks assigned to that particular member

  • If you have a Table with many, many fields, you can create a view that will hide certain fields and make the table a little easier to navigate.

  • If you have a Table for meetings with clients, you could create a calendar view that will plot all of your client meetings on a monthly calendar.

The important thing to understand is that a view is just a different way of looking at the same underlying data!

Note: This means that if you edit the data in a record while in one view, it will change that data for all views since all views are looking at the same record.

When you create a view in SmartSuite, they are stored as a Saved View.

Learn more about all of our available view types here!

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