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How To Display Too Much Data

We're building a web-based platform where the main dashboard shows a table of data for users to view and analyze. As we're growing this tool, we seem to be adding more and more columns and are running ...
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Sorting tables after multiple columns

I want to add a sorting functionality to a table. It should be able to be sorted after multiple columns. A standard approach is something like this: download bmml source – Wireframes ...
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What is the best way to indicate read-only cells within a table?

I have many tables, actually data grids, where most of the cells will be editable, but some may not depending on the users permissions. I am thinking of using light gray backgrounds on the read-only ...
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What is the best practice for data table cell content alignment

We are currently working on a windows based application where users capture data. Some data is captured in a table where other data is captured in text blocks. Im currently faced with the dilemma of ...
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Additional information for tables

I have to show some extra data to users. Column-sums, column-statistics (different values per column) and column-rests (the sum of all values for the columns, which are on pages not shown). These ...
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Best way to distinguish between completed and in-progress items in data grid

I have a data grid of items, and each item basically has two states: in-progress or completed. What's an elegant, concise way to make a visual distinction between the two states? For the time being, ...
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“Record in Use By Other User” Guidance: Try Again Later? Or Other Solution?

Considered we have a use case where the product technology doesn't allow edits of the same record at the same time (for example different users might be want to editing different parts of a customer ...
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Multiple similar tables with varying column widths

When multiple forms are displayed on a page that display the same type of data, grouped into categories, is it OK for the columns in each table to be varied or should fixed widths be used to enforce ...
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Grid - Inline Editing and Sorting - How to handle the features together

The Dilemma: You have a grid/table with sorting (and/or multi-sort) and inline editing. The user modifies a value that should modify the sort order. What do you do? An Example: Lets take ...
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Form input types for fast data-entry?

So, I have a form for doing data entry where there is a list of items which have three fields. The first two fields of each item are multiple-choice from five options, the third field is a simple ...
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Incorporating new (unrelated) data on an existing table

We have a big table where user enters hours for each day of a time period (14 slots for day inputs) each row represents a task. the Dev team wants to incorporate tasks from another system into that ...
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Should filters reset on refresh?

I have a web app with a list of results that are filtered by date. By default, only the last 3 years of results are shown, but you can change the date filter to whatever range of dates you want. I ...
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How could you indicate that data is 'copy and paste-able' but not editable?

I'm currently working on a data-rich desktop interface. We have a situation where we're displaying a long list of attributes. Unfortunately I can't go into specifics but ultimately the user can copy ...
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Links or button to open a modal window over a datatable

I work in a usability team and in our applications we allways use links to open new pages (navigation), and a buttons to do an action, submit a form, for instance. But now we face a dilema: we have a ...
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How to format tables with monetary data?

I am working on a web app that needs to display revenue data in a table, and I am not quite sure how to make it easy to read. Are there are any style guides or manuals that can help me? For ...
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Best practice for displaying no of records on datagrid

I am designing a banking application where i have a record count of over 1000 rows. I wanted to understand the ideal design patterns for pagination and displaying rows on a data grid. I am ...
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Time entry in a table

I'm trying to improve the experience of an application that allows users to enter their working hours based on customer and task daily and also can view their week total working hours. The current ...
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Positioning scrollbars on Horizontal scrolling tables

Currently we have a table of results which has both a vertical and horizontal scroll due to the number of columns and rows displayed. A user has requested we add the horizontal scroll at the top of ...
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Advice on applying different kind of tasks on a grouped table

We are working on a system, where network elements are being maintained. The number of the elements will be large: more than a few thousand is expected. Several processes can run on these elements, ...
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Displaying data with responsive design

I'm displaying details of a product. My current responsive design works well for desktop, tablet and mobile. I'm happy with the clean look on the mobile version but I'm feeling the desktop version is ...
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Best Type of Chart for Numbers inside Matrix?

I have a matrix that looks like the following, and I want to make a chart out of it because the numbers are just too much to look at. What is the easiest way to digest this information? We are trying ...
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Charts or Tables

I have been working on a dashboard where a chart and a table are requested. However, both would contain the same data. For instance, it is required that a country map is shown, with the values of ...
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Allow filtering/searching on content that is hidden

I have been asked by our operations team to add a filter (for country) for a function that displays a table of data (list of payment information), but this display-table doesn't show this type of ...
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How to mark cells in a spreadsheet that are meant to be edited?

I just put together a spreadsheet to demonstrate how some calculations work. Three of the cells act as inputs. The values in those cells kick off a cascade of calculations in other cells containing ...
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How to determine display counts in a table?

Context: I have tabular data in a table that populates dynamically so there could be any number of rows in the table. I do not wish to bombard the user with a long scrolling page so I'd like to set ...
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Best way to display date and time in a table with massive amounts of data?

I have a table of massive amounts of data. Each table row is a time sensitive order that our users need to cover on a day to day basis. Order's appear from all around the country and we have orders ...
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Delete button placement? [duplicate]

I am currently working on an application that allows for massive data entry. With that data entry also come with a need to delete some of the entries. The flow of the application starts when a user ...
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Textarea inside of a table. Avoid?

We need an input in a table cell. Table is used for representation of the data. Table can be sorted, it has a border 1px. Depends on the business rule input will be either validated, accepted or ...
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Boolean table cell values - best way to show Yes/No

I have a table with some columns showing Boolean values of Yes/No. What do you think is the best way to show it? Several alternatives I can think of are: Leave the Yes/No labels Utilize a ...
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1answer
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Is multi-layer ESCAPE expected?

We design an application, containing a grid with an active filter search and inline-editable columns. Each row represents a record, of which multiple fields are editable. The application should be ...
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Alternative method for displaying numerical data

I'm looking for alternative suggestions for displaying the following: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups (Total = Available + In Use + Expired) One ...
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Tile vs Table/List view: Do they need to display exactly the same information?

I am currently working on a design (for a school/teacher app) that displays information about students. Two different views are offered to the user: tile and table view. The argument among people on ...
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Action buttons placement related to data tables

Background Over the course of the last few months on common element shared between a large number of internal development teams, is the need to provide functionality on a data table. Once of the ...
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How to render multiple levels of labels in a table to improve readability?

I'm having trouble searching for patterns like the following. I need your help and opinions on the most clear, readable option to show three levels of labeling pertaining to a same table column: ...
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Data table with no data rows - show, or hide and display alt content

In a web page I have a table with a header row that is visually distinct from the data rows in the table 'body'. In some application states there will be no rows to populate the table and the header ...
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How to do filtering, searching on logs

I'm working on a screen where system logs are rendering and default threshold per page is 10 and a load more button to fetch more data [No pagination].There are filtering, searching and sorting ...
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When tracking time, should I separate the project from its hours?

I have designed an application to keep track of employees' weekly projects. Basically they want to enter the hours they worked for each project throughout the week. In the first screenshot, users ...
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What is the best way to responsively display large amounts of tabular data?

I'm working on a redesign that needs to translate well from desktop to tablets. There is a table that could potentially hold thousands of entries. Think of this page as a dashboard. From what I ...
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Way to display a lot of end-game data

I am building a web app for providing League of Legends players with a more detailed match history and statistics as well as an internal ranking system (for friends) and achievements, as well as an ...
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Designing price list for suppliers

I would like to provide a list of prices and discounts for our products for internal and potentially external use. My original idea is to use an Excel spreadsheet with list of items, prices and ...
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How to show the user can hover for more information

I have a simple table showing the configuration of various installs of a product. This particular product enables different profiles that enable/disable features and options. In this table, for each ...
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How to indicate that certain columns are not sortable/filterable

I have a data table that can sort/filter columns, but there are certain columns that can't be sorted or filtered. I'm trying to find the best way to indicate to users which columns they are with the ...
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Examples of hierarchy in data tables and their usability

Has anyone come across data table UI design/patterns that also show some form of hierarchy? I am trying to think of examples similar to Excel, but used in web applications or mobile apps because it ...
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Possible functions for a column in a grid, list or table

I'm working on a portfolio management system at an investment company, which will include a list of stocks held and their attributes such as name, issuer, market price, value etc. These will be listed ...
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Table many users access checkbox usability concern

I have a data grid will allow an array of admins to update access for their associates. Are there usability concerns with just have a checkbox or will a user not understand that the checked box ...
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Presenting grouped data

In my project I basically have an arbitrary number of items with some properties that are organized in groups. The user can select items in a group to perform certain actions on them. He can also ...
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Modification by value or percentage

Each train type on each section of track has a specific running time, set by Those Who Know. My users need the option of modifying the value of that setting (train journey time in minutes) by either ...
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How to structure data intensive view with form fields and master-detail?

I'm working on a product in which users work on one ore more tasks structured in a workflow. If a user opens such a task to work on it, he gets to see a view that breaks down into two areas: Input ...
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Display change history of grid

Assumption: if there is a grid with 20 columns (I mean a lot of columns), and users can add/edit/remove rows and columns in bulk. Now we want to display the detailed changes of this grid (which means ...
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Different Sized Containers in a Table-Based Design

Right now I am designing a new feature for my site. The layout is table-based. Let's call each pick that you see a "pick container." The way that I see it, each pick container has to be a different ...