Is there a way to make column headings on the DOMO table cards dynamic?

I have several DOMO [mega] table cards that display data in numerous columns, including a column for last month, this month, next month, and the month after next. Every month I need to go in to the beastmodes and change the title to reflect the change in months. The beastmode formula/data automatically reflects the change in months, but the title of the beastmode does not. I am aware that the data label can be changed in Analyzer, but that too is a manual process and no different than changing the beastmode title. On one card, some of the different column headings are: |July|August|September|October|. Next month, I will need to manually change those four beastmode titles to: |August|September|October|November. Is there a way to make the column headings on a table card dynamic?

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  • jaeW_at_Onyx
    jaeW_at_Onyx Budapest / Portland, OR 🔴
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    @charles , typically we'll see users have Current Month and Previous Month as column titles.

    you could still adopt @MichelleH 's suggestion if you limit your dataset via filters to the "last x months" then you can still display months in your columns, and the data filter restricts you to the correct set of months.

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  • Hi @charles I do not believe this is an option. Have you considered using a Pivot Table card instead?

  • A pivot table would work if I needed the same column in the table for each month, however, I need different columns to be listed. Thank you for the suggestion.

  • MarkSnodgrass
    MarkSnodgrass Portland, Oregon 🥷

    You could consider using the transpose property on the mega table, which essentially pivots your data without writing beast modes. It would turn something like this:

    Into this:

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  • Great ideas. I am still playing with them, and I think I can get it to work modifying Michelle's idea with jaeW's idea. I will also see if the transpose idea will work, although I am less optimistic, as the table needs to have many different columns. Thanks for the help!