Rating Columns in Kahootz

Posted by Niall Sullivan

12-Jun-2017 08:00:00

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Our new rating column type is great if you’re looking for quick and simple feedback on database entries.

For example, you might want to use a database for ideation, by encouraging team members to submit their ideas and allowing your entire team to rate each idea individually.

This provides you with valuable feedback, and increases engagement and enthusiasm amongst your team.

There are 3 types of ratings you can use:

  • Star rating – lets users rate an entry from 1 to 5 stars. 
  • Vote up / down – lets users vote an entry with +1 or -1. 
  • Like – lets users 'like' an entry.

When you view the database, you can see the overall score, or click through to see how each team member has responded.

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Users can add ratings from any of the database views, which makes it quick and easy to look through a database and rate all the entries.

Of course, you can sort and search rating columns and can even use ratings in calculated columns and reports.

At Kahootz, we use a database to store our list of possible product enhancements, and have a star rating column to let the team members rate each suggestion. We’ve set up a calculated column to give each suggestion a score, based on the average rating and the development effort, which helps us to identify “quick wins.”

What else is new in databases?

The rating column type is not the only improvement that has been made to databases in Kahootz. Here are just some of the other changes:

  • When you create a new database, you can now copy columns from an existing database (in any of your workspaces) to save you time.
  • For databases with calculated columns, all values are automatically recalculated when you modify a calculation. This makes it much easier to setup and test them.
  • The Card view has been redesigned to give a more modern look and feel, including a show/hide feature for long cards.
  • The advanced search is now available as a popup form when viewing the database to make it even simpler to search and filter your database view.

Find out more about how to use our database function by reading our introduction to Kahootz databases blog post, or sign up for a FREE trial and try it out for yourself.

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