I am working on iPad UI which contains a lot of tables and the overall screen has a very limited real estate. In few table columns I am showing few numbers where table header is from and to date, which is in DD/MM/YY format eg:

12/03/18 - 17/03/18

Now because of the less real estate, I am wrapping it in two lines like


I am looking for an intuitive and less space consuming way to show from and to relationship


12/03/18 -


These are the two ways I can think of, would be great to see few more examples.


  • As an aside, if your calendar is likely to be used internationally (especially with the US) then I would suggest avoiding the DD/MM/YY format as other countries may read this as MM/DD/YY or some other configuration - Try using a format like "9 Apr 2018" as it's understandable no matter how you normally read a date. – Andrew Martin Apr 9 '18 at 6:14
  • Thanks, @AndrewMartin for a suggestion. This is for B2B app for Indian company. – Aman Apr 15 '18 at 17:11
  • Another option could be to run the date along the Y-axis instead of as a header. You can shade it a different color to make it clear. It may help if you have more horizontal rather than vertical space. – bphilipnyc Apr 16 '18 at 3:00

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