I have a table of data that can be filtered by name, location or status.
The data of each of these columns will be obvious to the administrators of the Portal (i.e that the first column is child's name, the second their location).
I therefore added filter options in place of the headings. The field placeholders act as a label in themselves as they allude to the column name e.g 'filter by location'.
One of the most useful filters will be Child Status, I have therefore repeated this filter in the right hand column, giving numbers for total children of each status. The status filter may be overlooked at the top of the table, therefore I have given it clear prominence to the right, and also reduced the filter to a single click.
Is it appropriate replacing table headings with the filter options as shown in the screenshot?
What do you think of repeating the status filter on the right hand side. (Note this is likely to take the form of simple links rather than checkboxes).