How to edit the modal from for column type = modal

Hi guys,

I understand in a table, we can set the column type = modal, such that when we click on the data in that column a modal pops up (per documentation Modal | Retool Component Library)

However, how can I edit (add new components, etc etc) to that popped up modal? Is there any way to do so by avoiding the "add a button to each row to pop up modal" workaround?

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While using a modal in a table column is a little less flexible in terms of customization (altering the size, running queries, etc), you are still able to drag other components into the modal after clicking on the item in the cell:

Suggestion here - it would be nice if this information were in the documentation (either for the components or in the guides). I found this behavior not entirely intuitive, would not have been able to do this without seeing the solution posted here. Could be helpful to others to migrate this to the docs!

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