Entering data#

A spreadsheet-like grid is a great way to see data. In Grist, this is the view offered by the default page widget called “Table”.

As in a spreadsheet, you can use the mouse or arrow keys to move around the cells of a table. To start entering data into a selecte cell, either start typing, hit Enter, or double-click the cell.

Editing cells#

While editing a cell, several keys are special:

Copying and pasting#

You can copy data from Grist or paste data into it. If the pasted range is longer than the available records, new records will be added.

Note that Grist does not create new columns automatically. If the pasted data has more columns than the grid displays, extra columns will be omitted.

Data entry widgets#

In Grist, columns have types. In addition to typing in values, many column types offer specialized widgets for entering data more conveniently.

Here are some of the most useful ones: