Users can get frustrated and use your app less if getting the information they need requires too much jumping around. They want it to be as easy as possible to get what they need and then continue with their day.
For example, we have a Donations page that includes the name of the donor that made the donation:
Our users would love if they could click on the Donor name on the table to find out more about a specific donor. Otherwise, they need to first navigate to the Donors page and then search for the Donor to see their details. It may not seem like a lot of extra steps, but when you have to do that daily, it can be irritating.
So we’re going to use Value Links to make the donor names clickable and send users directly to the donor’s details page.
If this your first time creating an app, you'll need to know some basics about adding objects, fields, pages, and views. You can start by watching our "Introducing Knack" video tour and then working through the articles in our Builder Basics section. Other good resources can be found in our designing the database and building pages sections of the knowledge base.
Select the Page with the View
In the Pages section of the builder, select the page that holds the table or details view you want to add value links to.
Open the Table Editor
Click on the view on that page to open the editor.
Open Edit Column
Edit the Column (on a Table view) or edit the Detail (on a List or Details view) by hovering over it and clicking the pencil icon:
Create the Value Link
In the Value Link dropdown, select the page you want that field to link to:
Note: In order to add a value link to your connection field, you must first ensure that there is a page in your app that uses the same source object as your connection field. Only existing pages associated with this field will be available to select from the Value Link option. In this example, Donor is a connection field in the Donations object. Since there is already an existing page in the app that shows details for each donor, you can add a value link to the Donor connection field that links to that details page.
Now when a user sees that view, they’ll see a clickable link for that field that takes them to the page you selected: