The different types of values you can work with in Glide.

When you configure your app, you’re constantly working with values and using them in different ways. There are four different types of values you have access to:

  1. Column values

  2. Custom values

  3. User profile values

  4. Screen values

Column values

Column values are the values in your data source. When configuring what information to show on a screen, you can display values that already exist in a specific column in your table/data source.

Custom values

You also have the option to add custom values to your screens. A custom value is when you manually enter a static value that will stay the same even when your data changes. This can be useful, for example, while adding a Title to a Component.

User profile values

If you have User Profiles enabled in your app, you can access User Profile column values in certain contexts.

For example, when a user Adds or Edits an item or submits a Form, Glide can include additional data about their submission in the table, such as the user's email address.

You can also use User profile column values along with Template columns to create a custom welcome screen message when a user logs into your app.

Screen values

You will sometimes see the option to work with Screen values. Screen values are useful when working with Forms or Inline Lists and allow you to select values from the Collection items displayed on the current screen.

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