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[[File:Fishbowl table.png|right|frame|An example of a table in Fishbowl.]] Tables are used in many places throughout Fishbowl. A table is a column/row layout that displays data. Tables are used to display search results, order items, inventory details, and much more. Tables can be customized in many ways to fit the needs of a user.
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[[File:Fishbowl table.png|right|frame|An example of a table in Fishbowl.]] Tables are used in many places throughout Fishbowl. A table is a column/row layout that displays data. Tables are used to display search results, order items, inventory details, and much more. Tables can be customized to fit the needs of a user.
  
 
== Customize tables ==
 
== Customize tables ==
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* The sort order of a table can be changed by clicking on a column header. A small triangle will appear on the column header indicating that the table is now sorted by that column.
 
* The sort order of a table can be changed by clicking on a column header. A small triangle will appear on the column header indicating that the table is now sorted by that column.
* A table can be sorted using multiple columns by pressing the '''Ctrl''' key and clicking each column header that should be included in the sort.
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* A table can be sorted using multiple columns by holding the '''Ctrl''' key down and clicking each column header that should be included in the sort.
  
 
=== Column visibility ===
 
=== Column visibility ===
  
* Columns can be hidden by right-clicking a column header and choosing '''Hide This Column'''.
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* Columns can be hidden by right-clicking a column header and choosing '''Hide This Column''' from the context menu.
* Additional columns can be displayed by right-clicking any column header and placing a check mark next to the desired column. <br> '''NOTE:''' Some tables have many columns, so it is necessary to click '''More''' at the bottom of the list to see all columns.
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* Additional columns can be displayed by right-clicking any column header and placing a check mark next to the desired column in the context menu. <br> '''NOTE:''' Some tables have many columns, so it is necessary to click '''More''' in the context menu to see all columns.
  
 
=== Resize columns ===
 
=== Resize columns ===
  
 
* Columns can be resized by clicking on the vertical line between column headers and dragging it to the desired position.
 
* Columns can be resized by clicking on the vertical line between column headers and dragging it to the desired position.
* A column can be resized to fit its contents by right-clicking the column header and choosing '''Auto Resize This Column'''.
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* A column can be resized to fit its contents by right-clicking the column header and choosing '''Auto Resize This Column''' from the context menu.
* To make all visible columns fit within the table width, right-click any column header and choose '''Fixed Width Table'''.
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* To resize all columns to fit their contents, right-click any column header and choose '''Auto Resize All Columns''' from the context menu.
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* To make all visible columns fit within the table width, right-click any column header and choose '''Fixed Width Table''' from the context menu.

Revision as of 21:59, 30 January 2012

An example of a table in Fishbowl.

Tables are used in many places throughout Fishbowl. A table is a column/row layout that displays data. Tables are used to display search results, order items, inventory details, and much more. Tables can be customized to fit the needs of a user.

Customize tables

Table customization is performed by clicking on column headers, and also by right-clicking column headers to display the context menu.

Table menu.png

Table settings are automatically saved, so the table will load with the customized settings every time Fishbowl is used.

Rearranging columns

  • The order of columns can be changed by clicking on a column header and dragging it to the desired position.

Sort order

  • The sort order of a table can be changed by clicking on a column header. A small triangle will appear on the column header indicating that the table is now sorted by that column.
  • A table can be sorted using multiple columns by holding the Ctrl key down and clicking each column header that should be included in the sort.

Column visibility

  • Columns can be hidden by right-clicking a column header and choosing Hide This Column from the context menu.
  • Additional columns can be displayed by right-clicking any column header and placing a check mark next to the desired column in the context menu.
    NOTE: Some tables have many columns, so it is necessary to click More in the context menu to see all columns.

Resize columns

  • Columns can be resized by clicking on the vertical line between column headers and dragging it to the desired position.
  • A column can be resized to fit its contents by right-clicking the column header and choosing Auto Resize This Column from the context menu.
  • To resize all columns to fit their contents, right-click any column header and choose Auto Resize All Columns from the context menu.
  • To make all visible columns fit within the table width, right-click any column header and choose Fixed Width Table from the context menu.