I know there's a lot of questions out there asking where to place the edit/delete buttons in a row. My question is if there is only one field of data that is editable in a row, does it make sense to place the edit button at the end of the row?
Let me explain with examples,
Below is a table in its normal state with information about people. In my case, only the fields with Blue text is editable. You can't edit the name or e-mail. Only their role. Also note this role is not something users can type - they have to select between : Actor, Singer and Comedian.
So I thought of two possible methods. Method A is the more traditional approach. Placing an Edit/Delete button at the end. But does it make sense if only one field is editable? Method B will show a dropdown box on hover over the editable field.
My questions -
- Is Method A applicable here?
- Are there any problems with using Method B?
- Is there a better approach?