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Questions tagged [tables]

Tables are a means of organizing content into rows and columns, often – but not always – in a grid-based layout where columns and rows have distinct relationships.

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What are good ways to present an info table that has info spanning 2 vertically-adjacent cells in a middle column, & that has no other merged cells?

Explanation of question The following table illustrates the issue: HTML source for table: <table> <thead><th>Column 1</th><th>Column 1</th><th>Column 3<...
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Can one filter be always selected by default?

I am not sure if it is good user experience to have one filter always pre-selected by default. Can't use a toggle, because of the consistency issues with other pages. But I would like to keep all ...
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Value input for several dependent ranges

My system measures events for event sets. The activity level for each event set is based on the amount of events in that set. The numbers in the image below illustrate the amount of events needed for ...
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How to describe two variables in a heatmap?

I need to describe distribution of showtimes across day-hours and their occupancy. Showtimes distribution across day-hours can be described using a simple heatmap/ table, e.g. Here each times-cell ...
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Sort/Search/Filter - In each column or one for the whole table?

What are your thoughts on the use of sort/search/filter functionality within each table column vs. a single sort/search/filter that drives the entire table? When is one preferred over the other? What ...
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In a table of contents in an Admin area, where should the VIEW link be placed

On the image below, the title 'Admin access' is a link that allows you to view the user role. At the same time, under the 'actions' section there is also a button (eye icon) that does the same thing. ...
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Rule for aligning Table Status indicators

Should status indicators in a table be centre aligned to each other or left aligned? Option 1: Left aligned Option 2: Center aligned
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What is the preferred way of displaying interactive information in a small space, eg table cell?

I have a list of athletes that have competed in a race. For each athlete, I want to be able to do a couple actions for each athlete, like View Time Online View Team of Athlete View Time Splits View ...
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How to display table if you have more than 50 columns [duplicate]

I need suggestion on how to display table if you have more than 50 columns on a page.
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Desktop only: Display multiple one-row tables

I couldn't find a fitting solution to that so I am asking for your guys opinions - what is the best way to display multiple one-row tables? Since there is a lot of other information behind each row, ...
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Best [Insert row / Remove row] user action for table on touch screen

I have to code a widget displaying a table on a touch screen and I'm wondering what is commonly used to do so? I thought about holding click down between two rows to insert and holding click down on a ...
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Date-time data entry in local time for daylight savings time “turn back” transition period

I have an application in which users can enter tabular data such as: start | value ------------------- | ----- 12:30:00 27/10/2019 | 0 01:30:00 27/10/2019 | 1 02:30:00 27/10/2019 | 2 ...
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How to download the same item in different file formats, and an optional additional item?

I'm building an internal app for a company. Ideally the user should be trained to use the app (eventually), but it would be better to make it understandable without the need of a specific training. ...
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How to deal with a very long Table List [duplicate]

I have here a very long table list and the client is telling me that all the data are important and they wanted to see it. Is there any way to make this a user friendly?
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Primary contact indicator in table

Let's suppose we have a table that shows a list of users and their basic contact information. First Last 1 | Phone 1 | Address 1 ---------------------------------- First Last 2 | Phone 2 | Address 2 -...
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table with too many columns [duplicate]

Hope you are able to help me out with this predicament. I have a requirements for a table with a few columns. As future requirements come in I am having to add to the columns. I wan to prevent the ...
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A mix of single and bulk delete

I'm working on a UI that will allow users to save thousands of records. They also have the ability to organize these records into Projects. In the main records screen, we allow bulk delete - ie: you ...
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Displaying multiple tables with varying numbers of columns

I am trying to design an enterprise application and I have a situation where I have multiple (More than 20) tables to be displayed in the page as a result of user interaction. I cannot limit the ...
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Can a table have column chooser, if content is dynamic?

Project is a chatbot. One pane is for chat messages, and in some cases there's an extra pane for contextual visual (table, PDF, video, etc.). So, in this contextual pane, there will sometimes be a ...
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Table quick filters

Looking for examples of buttons above a table that can show you the numbers of a specific type of item and when you click them filter the table. Any link or example will help a lot. I have looked ...
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How to best present multiple statuses in a table?

I have a table of data, each row represents a quote that can have several statuses. A while back when the status system was less complex I decided it would be best to enrich the status data and ...
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Is this a usable pattern? (Enterprise application UI)

I'm working on an application that requires a user to assign a year or two to a list of users (there are two year options available. One user can be assigned to one or both years.) And one user per ...
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Multiple search values and filters

I have a table full of content, and there are multiple values users can search the content, example: User ID, Bill ID, Name.. And there are also filters, example: date, status, type, value... I think ...
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Guidelines on introducing a legend to data tables

I have a grid, and I'm thinking about adding a legend to it. Like there are legends for charts. Here's what would go in the legend: 70% of columns are editable. Known pattern would be to put a ...
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Tooltip in a table

OK, so there's a Table. And a client who wants a tooltip in that grid. To show 13 additional columns (I am not kidding), and few rows. Please confirm, that tooltip usually shows a sentence. And a ...
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Screen with multiple list crud

I have a screen with CRUDs For example I will register a department and identify all job positions, equipment and employees Solution A: Display everything on a scrollable page Solution B: Display ...
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Why is it often not possible to un-sort a table?

When data is presented in tables, it is often crucial to be able to sort the table rows by one column. Usually this is achieved by making the header of the columns clickable, and showing pointers like ...
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Table with time series - duplicate data/rows

currently i'm facing some issues with large data tables with lots of duplicated/redundant data. Those rows displaying time series of measurements and are mostly identical, so most of the rows looks ...
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Expandable rows, quick view or modal to show a big section with details for a row in a table?

I have a table and in the first version of implementation, I had expandable rows with info. In the new version, the client wants expandable sections in the section expanded because it is a lot of info....
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How to effectively capture nested data?

We need to capture data in the following structure(A json payload is the easiest way to represent the structure I know of): { "A": [{ "B1": "foo", "B2": 1, "B3": [{ "C1": "bar", ...
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How to arrange elements in a row with two distinct values?

I'm currently designing a CRM, and am wondering how to place a specific piece of contingent information in the table section. As you can see in the attached snapshot, the top row is slightly different ...
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How do I indicate that a column in a data table has been added or changed?

I have a data table where I let people toggle columns (Show/Hide) A few columns also change based on the value of a dropdown the users select inside a modal that controls table settings How do I ...
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settings per user per location

I'm looking for an interface that will do the following task. I have a table with a list of locations and settings for each location by user. So, if I pick a user "John Doe", I'm presented with the ...
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Multiple tables on a page displaying only the header row when empty, developer does not want to change implementation

There is a page in a system I'm working on, that deals with user permissions regarding the current item being viewed. There are 4 groups that people can be added to. When creating a new item, you need ...
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Show archived elements in table

I`m having an issue with the current project. We have a table with some "jobs". Once a job is completed it can be archived. I have created a switch to "See archived jobs" that I thought it would hide ...
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Which of these is the right way to let people reorder columns in a table

I have a data table where I present live sensor data for comparison. There are atleast 10 columns on the screen at all times and the user can add upto 100 columns by toggling them Some columns are ...
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When your page has no results, what do you show?

I am paginating a data table and have different views in my application where each view has its own rows. Some views may have data, some may not. Showing 1-0 of 0 Page 1 of 0 is what I am showing ...
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Alternative to displaying multiple plan columns

I'm working on a pricing page that has 6 different plans. What is the optimal way of displaying them considering the limited amount of space we have? Mobile isn't an issue since they will just be ...
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What is the best way to show data of table in database

I have a table in my database with 200 columns in it, and the table can have maximum of 10 records in that. Here search based on data is a least priority but search on the column name is the most ...
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Multi-level expanding child rows in table

I'm trying to design a tabular view in which each item in a row contains about 5 pieces of basic information, the exact number doesn't matter. Some items will consist of multiple child items, which ...
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Where to put download button for downloading contents of table?

So I have a pretty regular table with data in it and I also have a download button that, when clicked, downloads the contents of the table to the browser as a csv file. My question is where should I ...
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How to represent differences between two rows of a database

How can I represent the changes between two rows of a database similar to the split diff of GitHub? Context I would like to visualize the changes made to a table which are happening over time. For ...
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What symbol/figure should I use to demonstrate a game ended in a draw in a table?

In my program, a user will write a bot and at the end of the benchmark it will be showed to them a table showing how the bot did against some premade bots in some maps. What I have now is this: (The ...
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Dropdown vs Modal for table header filtering

I am trying to filter data in tables by converting each header into a split button. Left part of the button will sort the data on click while the right part opens a dropdown at the moment. It looks ...
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Column naming in tables that break into two columns

I have a design for a monitoring screen that shows only two pieces of information per row: Name Status The user will not be able to interact with the UI because it will be shown on a TV in a room ...
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Should previously selected rows of a table (via row checkboxes) be retained when the user uses a search box to search for a table entry?

Context: I have a table with checkboxes at the beginning of every row. The user can select the rows and click on the top right button "Actions" to say "Delete checked items" etc. I also have a search ...
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Better UX practice for data filter

I'm actually working with a redesign of a desktop application. And one of my challenges are to design a filter system from a table based screen. This is the actually design proposal from the designer ...
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How to handle filtering on columns of a table?

I am currently working on a pretty complex (and convoluted, I'll admit) table in terms of filtering. One of the options for filtering allows the user to filter on an item that is displayed as a column ...
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Transmitted/received packet counts in table… how to disambiguate direction?

I'm building a tool that runs on a text-based console. It's an application-specific proxy server, relaying data (generally, queries) from a small handful of clients to a hardware device, and the data ...
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Table cells: verbose or abstract?

I got a surprising feedback from a large number of my user about something I would never consider an issue. If the number of votes on that particular feedback wasn't so large I would not consider it ...