Create a new view to showcase your workbook's data in different ways. As discussed in Introduction to Views, views allow you to filter and sort data however you wish—changing what data is shown, how the data is shown, and more. All the views in a worksheet utilize the same data, allowing you to break out of your typical one-look spreadsheet into many formats and layouts but retain all the same information.
New views are great if you're managing information that needs to be viewed in different ways by different people—like designing a new rocket to go to Mars. You can keep all your project data in your workbook's primary view and create a new view just for upcoming tasks, a new view to show the timeline of completed activities, or a new view for tasks needing more budget or support. Create a new view whenever you want to show your worksheet's data in a new way.
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How to create a new view
To create a new view, click on the View selector (under the workbook's name) and then (where it says "New View") chose the type of new view you want to create.
For our Rocket Systems Mars Project Plan below, we open the view selector by clicking on the title of the current view (), move our cursor down to where it says "+ New View", and select a Sheet view. After this, we chose to name our newly created sheet.
See our article on renaming, copying, or deleting views for information on how to change the name of a view, to copy an existing view, or to delete a view.
What if you don't see "New View"?
If you don't have the option to add a new view and your view selector looks like the following, then you do not have sufficient permissions to add new views on that workbook. Check out our article on Workbook Sharing and Permissions for more details.
For more ideas on what views to create, check out our Templates, which showcase multiple views for different projects. Also, our article on Types of Views can help you decide which view is best for you, or check out our article on Renaming, Copying, or Deleting Views for information on those features.