This animation best describes the pattern, whereby a new row in the table is always preserved so that the user can insert a new row without clicking a + button or similar:

automatically appending a row

Does it have a name? At my company we call it the 'ghost row'

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    Interesting question, I'm not aware of a specific name for this pattern. I think I've referred to it before as a template row Mar 11 '20 at 19:39
  • I don't think has a specific name for it. Why do you need? You can create your own name. Maybe, add a new item through the own item list? Mar 13 '20 at 9:10
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    @RafaelPerozin i'd like to know what to search for to see how other people have implemented it, and how to refer to it when communicating with others outside my established circle
    – Alex
    Mar 19 '20 at 12:49
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    Placeholder Row? Apr 29 '20 at 23:57
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    If there was a call-to-action instead of it being automatic, you would probably called it "add/new row", so I would call it the "new row".
    – Michael Lai
    May 5 '20 at 23:04

The particular one that you have mentioned in the question do not have a name by definition as of now it seems. Anyways, from a technical side it is Adding rows dynamically with jQuery. Therefore maybe we can call it Dynamic New Row. [from today haha]

Please post your answers if it actually has a defined name. Then I shall remove my answer :)

Also, I'm posting this StackOverflow link to the technically analogous question.

  • sounds good to me :)
    – Alex
    Jun 3 '20 at 10:14

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