Creating a table without an existing data modelAdded by IBM on November 28, 2011 | Version 1 (Original)
|By choosing to create a table with no existing data model, you can create a table that allows the user to add or delete rows of information.
By choosing to create a table with no existing data model, you can create a table that allows the user to add or delete rows of information.
To create a table with no existing data model:
- Add the table to the form:
- In the Palette, click Table.
- Click on the canvas where you want the table to be positioned.
The Table Editor opens with Create new data model selected.
- Click Next.
- In the Table Editor, add the columns and rows:
- Within the Element Name field, type the column name you want to display in the table.
Pressing the Enter key adds the element name to the list. Once all element names are added, use the arrow keys to change the order of the column headings. Clicking the left (<) arrow key removes the element name from the list.
Note: The next page of the Table Editor lets you add alternate column headings for the element names if required.
- Enter the initial number of rows in the table.
If your table will have a large number of rows, you can set the number of visible rows to save space on the form. For example, your table contains 20 rows, you may say the user will only see 5 rows at a time. The user is notified that they are viewing rows 1 - 5 of 20. Users are still able to add and remove rows from a table.
- Click Next.
- Configure the columns:
- In the Display Columns list, select a column name listed.
- Set any of the following Details for each column name:
If required, set the general display and configuration settings.
- Header — Type the column name you want displayed on the table.
- Width (pixels) — Set the width of the selected column. The default is 100 pixels.
- Display type — Set the display to either Text (Read/Write) or Text (Read).
- Display column header — Select or clear the check box to display or hide the column header name.
- Show Border around column — Turn on or off the borders. Default is on.
Parent topic: Creating tables using a wizard