How Do I Create and Customize a Table View?

Example of a table view
Example of a table view

Adapting a table view to your needs just take some quick steps as described here:

  1. Open your graph file (.slg) as table with the Open View Dialog. After selecting the default view template “Table” for the view type “Table” in the Open View Dialog, you can select which data you would like to be part of the table in the “Data set” dropdown menu. In this example, we want a table which lists all nodes of the node class “Part” and all their respective attribute values. Thus, we only need to select the node class “Part”. By default all attributes will be included in the table.
    View Settings for the Table View
    View Settings for the Table View

    The result is shown below.

    Table of all Part nodes
    Table of all Part nodes (excerpt)
  2. Customize the Color: Open the View Manager and select the whole row series or click on a row in the table to select a single one. Define the color for your series or single row by choosing the color (“Fill Color”) in the properties pad. A click on the “…” button will open the Edit Property dialog, which helps you to finetune your visualization.
  3. Select the columns to be shown: Right-click somewhere in the table and choose “Select columns to show” to decide which columns shall be visualized.
  4. Drag and drop the columns to change the column ordering.
  5. Group the rows: Furthermore, you can group rows according to a column´s attribute values by dragging and dropping the column header to the grey bar on top of the table stating “Drag a column header and drop it here to group by that column”.

    Customizing options for tables in the properties pad
    Customizing options for tables
  6.  Apply filters to columns using the filter symbol (hopper) in the column header .
  7. Extract a view template: As soon as you are happy with your customized view, you can save the settings by extracting a view template. Thus, you can reuse it for any graph file. You find your saved view templates under “My View Templates” in the Open View Dialog.
    Extract a View Template and Save It for Reuse. You find it under My View Templates in the Open View Dialog
    Extract a View Template and Save It for Reuse

    Adaptable View Properties

    In the properties pad, the following view properties can be set for the table view:

    Graph ElementsProperty NameDescription
    NodeFill ColorDefines the color of your element

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