Design: put retool's components in a table cell

Hey Awesome people of retool,

So retool has a great component library with some cool components. These make our life easy as a developer and meets our client's requirements perfectly. But unfortunately we can't use them inside a table, we have to somehow reinvent the wheel here. So just to show the data with a progress bar we need to change the type of column and write custom HTML (!!) .

This issue was already raised by many before me (Ex: Allow regular components in a table cell ) so do you guys have any plan to do this in near future ?


@victoria @retool-team @Kabirdas

Hi @mpmohi Thanks so much for this feedback! I shared it internally with our product team. The table is getting a fairly big overhaul so we should hopefully see some exciting improvements there, but as far as I know, a progress bar column isn't on the roadmap for the table yet. I will add a specific request for this.

As far as using our existing components, it almost sounds like a grid style component could be a helpful solution here. It could be similar to the listView, where you can add any Retool component, but it would have a horizontal layout more like the table. We have an internal request for a grid style component; I'll update this thread when we are able to ship something so that we can explore whether this would work for your use case.

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