I am currently working on a program that will involve a grid like control on the main page. There are a few pieces of data that the user wants to see that are closely related (i.e. a unique ID for a person as well as that persons name). My initial idea was to show both pieces of data in one column but this leads to some technical difficulties when it comes to sorting, filtering, ect.
Is this even appropriate or should I keep the data as separate columns? Because of the nature a lot of data is needed in the grid and I was trying to save space as much as possible.