Tables gather all Rem with a particular tag and display them in rows and columns. They can also generate structured flashcards.

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Written by Soren Bjornstad
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RemNote tables, like tables in any other note-taking app, display content in rows and columns. But in RemNote, they’re not just for formatting – they can also be used to collect related information from around your knowledge base, generate flashcards, and more.

Tables are a RemNote Pro feature.

The Tabular Data Model

The source of the data displayed in a table is simple: each table pulls its data from a particular tag in your knowledge base. Each row of the table represents one instance of the tag (that is, one Rem to which the tag is applied). Each column of the table represents one property of the tag. The first column of the table is always called Name and displays the text of the instance's Rem.

You can create a one-off tag for a new table, or you can select an existing tag to view. The same tag can be viewed through an unlimited number of tables throughout your knowledge base.

Creating a New Table & Tag

You can create a new table and tag together by choosing “Table/Tag” from the Create menu in the lower-left corner.

After you type a name for the new tag, you’ll be taken to the tag’s page, preconfigured to show a table of all its instances.

Creating a table from an existing tag

You can view any existing tag as a table by navigating to the tag’s page and choosing Table from the View As selector under All Instances:

You can also insert a table showing Rems with some tag anywhere in your notes by typing /table and selecting the Use Existing Tag option.

Working with tables

Editing content

You can create new rows or edit existing content by clicking on the appropriate table cell and typing.

Editing columns

To change the name or options of a column/property, hover over the column header and click on the down arrow. This menu shows some options for working with columns (e.g., Sort, Filter, Hide Property), and some options for configuring the properties themselves. Read more about configuring properties.

Generating flashcards

You can generate Concept/Descriptor flashcards from a table. Each value in the Name column is a Concept, and the other columns are Descriptors of that Concept. For each Descriptor, you can control whether flashcards are generated in the forward direction (show the Concept and column name and ask for the cell value), reverse direction (show the column name and cell value and ask for the Concept), or both.

To select what directions you want to use, hover over the column header and click on the flashcard icon.

In this example, we learn the element names and symbols in both directions, and the element names and atomic numbers in both directions, as well as the phase in the element name → phase direction only (since trying to guess the element name from the phase at standard temperature and pressure wouldn’t make any sense):

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