What am I missing about Tab filtering in Pages? Everything I try makes no difference, so I’m using all component filters, which adds steps, since every component on the tab needs the same filters, in this use case.
Is there a help doc that covers Pages-specific function in detail, or just this?
Can you provide more details and screenshots explaining your problem, how you have configured your filters, and what you are expecting?
Thanks for the reply. I hope this helps - here are the settings for the Page/Tab (not sure what the precise term is).
My assumption was that a Page filter would apply to all components on the page. Since that doesn’t seem to be the case, I’m looking to find out how these filters work. I’m guessing I have more of an issue understanding Pages in particular than filters or Glide.
I can see how you’d think that. In actuality, it filters the screen itself to the first row it finds that matches your filter. If you were to insert a text component and point it to a column, it will display the first value in that column that matches your filter.
Interesting - I tried what you suggested and verified that the filter was doing what you said it would. I’m not sure I understand what constitutes the “screen itself” - any components that aren’t in a container? I’m still fuzzy on how to make use of this filter, which brings me to my second question - is this, or other features unique to Pages, covered anywhere in documentation? I tried searching but didn’t come up with anything relevant.
What would be a use case for this? How did you find out how it works? Thank you for your time!
Under the hood, each screen always ties to a row in the database. The screen filter does the filtering for that purpose, so you get access to data for the row you are filtering to.
For me, I almost always filter the top-level tabs to the user profiles row of the signed-in user, so I can add/edit data on that row as needed.
This is one of the key takeaways about Glide screen filtering. Like @ThinhDinh mentioned, I typically don’t filter screens unless I’m
- filtering a screen tied to the user profile sheet where the user’s email is the signed in user (making a user specific screen)
- Filtering a list of posts to the most recent date so I can feature the latest post using components besides collection components