Numerical or other information represented in a form suitable for processing by computer.

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User interface for a “mapping” table

I have the following problem. I need to provide an interface for users inserting/editing "mappings" in a database. A mapping is a record as such: [Field A, Field B, Field C] --maps to--> [Field X, ...
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Parent Record Data Lists Always Visible or Only When Needed?

I am rebuilding the interface for my band's web site. Currently, I have all main-level navigation in one, horizontal list. However, the navigation leads to some pages that have a defined hierarchy. ...
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Should users be able to enter data directly into a pivot table

... or should I offer them a separate formular/window where the user can fill the data to the related person? Its about entering marks/grades of pupils for a certain subject. So sliding to the wrong ...
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7answers
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Best empty string

What is best way to represent empty value inside table of rows with some optional columns? '', empty, N/A, -, -------- (number of allowed chars), any other advice?
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Data display for hierarchical data

I have various collections of entities that can be associated at various levels, varying in depth as well. Would the best approach be to use a treeview? If I cannot use a treeview could I create the ...
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Which is more motivating to continue a process until completion: a percentage, or the number of steps?

I'm working on a set of guides to help users learn how to use our app. We want to show which guides are available and some data with each guide indicating how far you've gotten. The idea is that if we ...
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Best practice for database user form(s) to search and edit?

I am implementing a web interface to a database (inventory of items, each item with about 7 parameters). I wish to have a simple an efficient way for users to search the database, and update it. ...