Content Keys are used to:
Identify a row on a spreadsheet
Specify a design element's content
On a spreadsheet, the first column is the content key. This identifies the row to be used and typically the key is descriptive of where or how the content will be used.
Design Element's are assigned a content key. This content key is used to grab the correct content when syncing with a spreadsheet.
Content Keys can be used many times throughout a design to reuse the same piece of content within your design. For example, if a common name is used throughout multiple pages, all the design elements can be assigned the same key which will cause them to all share the same content on a sync.
Design elements have default content keys to simplify design file configurations. The default content key follows the Content Key Format however you may override them with any name you would like.
Typically content keys are descriptive of where or how the content will be used in a design. You are free to name your content keys anything you would like, however there are some special scenarios where the format is specific.
A standard key can be any string.
Some design programs support reusable symbols that are allowed to have internal content overwritten. By default, key with
-> signify a layer within a symbol. There can be multiple to signify nested symbols.
SecondColumn -> Title
SecondColumn -> Button -> Action
Some design programs support dynamically swapping symbols based on a content version. The default keys that identify a symbols type end is ".type".