V2 Table Roadmap adjustment?

Pat Vachon
Pat Vachon ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž

I've been using the new table for some time now and I've come to the conclusion that the old table was seemingly better.

What we've lost.

  1. Proper tab key indexing. As in when pressing the tab key to go to the next input it would left to right, then down.
  2. Default set of actions.
  3. Ability to setup drag and drop rows using javascript.

What we've gained.

  1. User customized sort order. Not sure, but this is seemingly straightforward to apply to the old table.
  2. User column width adjustment. I'm fairly certain this can be done with the old table using the just the table header (th) to set each row (tr).

Feel free to add to each list, but the old version was seemingly better.

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Comments

  • Pat Vachon
    Pat Vachon ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž

    Add to missing "Creating a new row doesn't place the cursor in the first input fields of the newly created record."

  • Conlan O'Rourke
    Conlan O'Rourke โœญโœญโœญโœญ

    I'm going to have to disagree. V2 is much more stable, doesn't have any grid misalignment issues when the header is frozen or "flashing" header issue and has an overall much much cleaner UX when scrolling.

    User sorting is still available, just as an overall feature found within the table's basic properties. It might be nice to give us back the option to specify which column are user-sortable, but I feel when users request sort access, they want to be able to sort on any column, rather than asking for sort capability on specific columns.

    User can also adjust column width, just by grabbing the column border with the mouse and adjusting the size. There are lots of other cool features available in V2 like adaptive columns, cell overflow, allowing users to freeze columns, etc.

    Personally, I like a clean table to start with, I never liked all the default set of actions and 95%+ of the time removed them immediately.

    I agree drag and dropping rows would be amazing, but if V2 has drag and drop of columns...I'm sure rows will come soon enough...and hopefully with no jQuery required.

    I also agree that navigation via tab or keys would definitely be handy, and placing the cursor in first input field seems like a nice feature as well, including likely good for accessibility purposes.

  • Pat Vachon
    Pat Vachon ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž

    Another thing I'm no fan of is icon only row actions not being able to be remain unstacked/ungrouped. The old table only had the icon as buttons on the left of the row. I'd like to have that option back.

    Don't often use the frozen header, but I do appreciate having a stable option for this.

    I keep most of the default options typically. I almost always remove the search box.

    We also don't have the templated actions available. ie. Mass Update. Now you have to construct it completely whereas it's one of the most common actions I add.

    Basically, I want the features of both. ;)

  • Rob Hatch
    Rob Hatch ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ ๏ปฟ

    Pat - I really like your last comment. Its what keeps us going...

  • Pat Vachon
    Pat Vachon ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž

    Here's how to detach your row actions via XML.



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