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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how should i design my table or what is the alternative?

I want to have a table where i dont want to show data repeated. Every column are meant to be treated differently. should I use different tables or what is the better way to show them. Example: |------...
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best way to display data tables with too many columns [duplicate]

I am faced with a challenge on the best way to help the user scan data, and make a determination about the status of their pipeline, in a flash. What is the best way to display data for a table that ...
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Responsive table with many text inputs

I have a table of this type: So I need to make it responsive, look good on mobile devices. Several notices about table: 1) Yeah, there definitely should be some tips for every text field, it's ...
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Can I have multiple rows with <th> in a table

I recently read that a table can have multiple rows of < th > and pass validity. I have a narrow table and need to get < th > on multiple rows. When I test with NVDA it reads all the < th > ...
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Users want to create tables with many columns and infinite scrolling rows - how do we handle this?

I have a situation where users are capable of creating their own searches on extensive data sets, using a query-like user interface. Our users come from a strong Excel background and are used to ...
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PDF fixed vs automatic column width

I have a document (a report) with a table structure. It can be exported to PDF. I want to ask, what is better from the UX point of view? a) Fixed column widths. Pros: all documents have the same ...
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Possible ways to highlight table rows temporarily

I am trying to replicate an existing pattern we have in our application where when you navigate to a page after clicking a link that references a certain item, that item card is expanded and a border ...
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Best way to align number columns in a table that has a text column after

It is a common knowledge that number column in a table should be right-aligned, whereas text column — left. In this example (taken from this article), you can see that there is a text column (...
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Grid/table with lots of buttons

Considering I have a grid with a number of buttons for actions the user can perform. It looks like this. I have a number of similar grids in the system. I am wondering peoples opinions on if I should....
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How do present information in a pricing table to make it less cluttered and overwhelming?

I'm working on a Pricing table that not only has a lot of plan options involved, but also a lot of features under each plan. The higher the plan, the more features you get. To make it less ...
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What's a good UX alternative to a table with data?

I'm working on a profile page where a user (Tutor) can add subjects and details that they would like to teach. please refer to the attachment. I think that having a table is very cluttered and I'm ...
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Which is the best way to deal with table, when we have more than 500 expandable list in a view page?

I have a view page in my application wherein I am listing the number of devices along with the device configuration details like protocol, Broker Ip, Payloads etc. I have designed this list in such a ...
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States and behaviour for progress bars embedded in tables

These days it is not uncommon for data tables to contain more complex UI elements (i.e. not just data), with things like pills (or tags), call-to-action buttons, icons, and even graphs & charts (e....
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Table around 20 columns

I want to display a table with 20 columns in a web-page with big headings on each column. I don't want to use scrolling for tables. Is there any better way to display them or any approach would be ...
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Input data in data tables

I have to design a data table which is going to be 288 rows and 15 column big. I want to make it easy for users to input data easily. Data is for a day for every 5 minutes interval(i.e. 288 rows are 5 ...
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Redesign a page for mobile, while keeping a “similar” layout to the desktop view, desktop uses a table

Well I have a page that looks decent on desktop, and most of the site is working responsive as well. The website has as goal to provide people to sign up for (sport) tournaments, and allows users to ...
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Combined Tables View

I have 4 different types of external logging data that can be opened in my desktop application. They are displayed as tables. Each of these have a few columns in common (e.g. timestamp), but most of ...
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When providing programming documentation to users of an office suite software, does intelligent cell merging in tables, make the info more accessible?

Examples of such merged-cell use, alongside versions of same info without merged-cell use Info using merged cells Table 1 Table 2 Same info without using merged cells Table 1 Table 2 Background ...
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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 2</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 the 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 ...
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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 ...