Row owners allows you to make only certain rows available to certain users. Only the rows with the current user's email in the row owners column will have access to that row.
To enable row owners, click the dropdown menu on a column in the data editor which contains individual emails and select
Make Row Owner.
In the app below you can see a full list of interviewees. When we click
Make Row Owner on the
Interviewer column we can see that the list gets filtered to only show rows with the current signed in user's email address.
Row owners is also different to filtering data per user in that it's more absolute. With filtering, you could have two lists reading from the same sheet. In one list you could filter per-user and in the other list, you could show all users all items.
With Row Owners however, you cannot do this. By enabling a row owner you give complete ownership (and privacy) to the user that owns that row.
You can also use an array column as a row owner column to give multiple people access to the same row. Simply choose the array column in the data editor and make it the row owner column in the same way.
As well as adding an email in a Row Owner column, you can also assign Roles. This allows you, for example, make everyone with the role of 'Admin' a row owner. Learn more here 👇