7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2012 8:55 AM by reevag

    Configuring Table View

    laguna92651

      Is there a way to position a Table view to the right of its window frame.

      I know I can move it down by turning on the Header.

      I am a "list person" and would like to use the Table view more.

      How can I make the window that the Table view is in, resize to better fit of the Table View, make the window narrower in my case, so it looks more centered?

      Ideally I would like to to be able to place fields on the header to filter the data in the table view. I know I can do

      this with a portal, but I would like to keep the sorting and column sizing capabilities of the Table view. Any ideas would be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Configuring Table View
          BenHutson

          Hi laguna92651,

           

          The Table view is very limited in what can be done with it design and layout wise. It's really a very basic way of veiwing the data.

           

          For what you are trying to acheive I would recommend using Table view. You can place items wherever you require on your layout and use the Autosizing tool under the Position tab in the layout Inspector. With this you can lock items to be centered, or to the right hand side.

           

          Does that help?

           

          Best Regards

           

          Ben

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          • 2. Re: Configuring Table View
            reevag

            Hi, laguna,

             

            I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to do, but I too like table view, and adjust things to look as I want.

             

            In layout mode, you can format the fields to be anything you want.  Often, I will add extra space (pts) to the left of left-justified fields and to the right of right-justified fields (appearance tab of the inspector).  This makes things more readable for me.  I think this is what you are asking about.

             

            You could also add an empty field as the left-most column to make a margin of sorts.

             

            Hope I helped.

             

            Reeva

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            • 3. Re: Configuring Table View
              laguna92651

              Thanks for the suggestions, they are very helpful, given the options seem to be limited with Table view. The blank field idea is very helpful in combination with adding a header. Just don't like the idea that the Table view is smashed into the upper left corner of window. At minimum I would like to at least center the whole table in the middle of the window.

              • 4. Re: Configuring Table View
                laguna92651

                You said you would recommend using Table view, did you mean List view, could you explain a little more.

                thanks

                • 5. Re: Configuring Table View
                  laguna92651

                  I assume you added the blank margin field to the table? Is there any way to remove the field name from the column heading?

                  • 6. Re: Configuring Table View
                    DavidJondreau

                    You can add a header and/or footer to Table View. Layout Setups-->Views-->Properties.

                    • 7. Re: Configuring Table View
                      reevag

                      In FM12, you can change column headings by editing them.

                      If you're using 11 or earlier, make the field name a period or underscore, so it isn't obvious.

                       

                      HTH