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Description

The Table component is very powerful and easy to configure. It is very flexible, allowing you to easily display your tabular data in a variety of ways. Important features include:

  • Column Sorting. Your users can easily sort the data by clicking on the column headers. The sorting is a 3-mode sort: Ascending, Descending, and "Natural", which uses the default order of the data.
  • Mapped Row Coloring. Map the background color of each row to a particular column. This allows you to give powerful visual indication of different types of rows in you tables, such as differentiating between alarm states.
  • Column Translation. Allow the table component to handle all code mapping, such as mapping 0 to "Off" and 1 to "On". No fancy SQL knowledge required.
  • Images. Map values to images, allowing intuitive visual cues.
  • Progress Bar Indication. Display numeric data as progress bars inside cells, providing fast visual reference for bounded amounts.
  • Number and Date formatting. Format numbers and dates to your exact specification.
  • Column Hiding. Hide columns from view that contain identifying data used by the row coloring or by other components.
  • Printing. Print tables directly to multi-paged printouts.
  • Editing. Columns can be made editable. Changes will be reflected in the underlying dataset, at which point they can be mapped back to a database.

Basic Usage

The basic usage of the Table is to use a SQL Query binding on its Data property to let the table display data from a database. Often this query will by dynamic or indirect. See the Property Binding section for more information.

Binding to Selected Data 

 It is common to want to bind other components to values in the selected row of the table. In order to do this safely, you need to write an expression binding that protects against the case when nothing is selected or there are no rows. An expression like this would bind a label to the selected row's value for a column named "ProductCode":

Expression Binding
if({Root Container.MyTable.selectedRow} = -1,
	"n/a", // this is the fail case
    {Root Container.MyTable.data}[{Root Container.MyTable.selectedRow}, 
     "ProductCode"]
)

If you're binding to an integer, date, or other non-String type value thats inside a dateset, you'll need to cast the value to the correct type to make the expression parser happy. This binding would cast the selected "Quantity" column to an integer:

Expression Binding
if({Root Container.MyTable.selectedRow} = -1,
    -1, // this is the fail case
    toInt({Root Container.MyTable.data}[{Root Container.MyTable.selectedRow}, 
     "Quantity"])
)

Changing the Column Widths

To change a table's column's widths, simply switch into preview mode and use your mouse to resize the columns, and then switch back to design mode. To insure that the changes to the column widths appear in the client, right-click on the table to open the table customizer and click OK without clicking anywhere else in the customizer. Clicking anywhere else in the customizer before clicking OK will reset the table column widths.

Editable Table

By setting any column to editable in the Table's customizer, the user will be able to double-click in the cell and edit the data. You can the respond to the resulting cellEdited event with an event handler and persist the data. See the Event Types section for more information.

Exporting to HTML

You can export the table to an HTML file that retain's the table's formatting. To do this, use a script like this: (more about the table's export HTML function is here.)

Python Scripting
# Get a reference to the table
table = event.source.parent.getComponent("Table") 
 
# Prompt user to save the exported file
table.exportHTML("MyTable.html", "My Table Header", 500)

Exporting to CSV 

 You can export the table's raw data to a CSV file. To do this, use a script like this: (more about the fpmi.db.exportCSV function is here.)

Python Scripting
# Get a reference to the table
table = event.source.parent.getComponent("Table") 
system.dataset.exportCSV("mydata.csv", 1, table.data)

Printing 

 Printing a table is a snap! Simply use the table's built in print function like this: table = event.source.parent.getComponent("Table") # Get a reference to the table table.print()

Python Scripting
table = event.source.parent.getComponent("Table") # Get a reference to the table table.print()


Properties

NameDescriptionProperty TypeScriptingCategory
AntialiasDraw with antialias on? Makes text smootherboolean.antialiasAppearance
Auto-Resize ModeDetermines how the table resizes the columnsint.autoResizeModeBehavior
Background ColorThe background color of the component.Color.backgroundAppearance
Background ModeThis mode determines the color that this table's cell's backgrounds will be.int.backgroundColorModeAppearance
BorderThe border surrounding this component. NOTE that the border is unaffected by rotation.Border.borderCommon
Column Attributes DataThe dataset describing the column attributes.Dataset.columnAttributesDataData
Column Selection AllowedThis flag is used in conjunction with the Row Selection Allowed flag to determine whether not whole-rows, whole-columns, or both (single-cells) are selectable.boolean.columnSelectionAllowedBehavior
CursorThe mouse cursor to use when hovering over this component.int.cursorCodeCommon
DataThe data for this tableDataset.dataData
Data QualityThe data quality code for any tag bindings on this component.int.dataQualityData
Edit Click CountThe number of clicks required to start editing a cell.int.clickCountToStartBehavior
EnabledIf disabled, a component cannot be used.boolean.componentEnabledCommon
FontFont of text of this componentFont.fontAppearance
Foreground ColorThe foreground color of the component.Color.foregroundAppearance
Grid Line ColorThe color used to draw grid lines.Color.gridColorAppearance
Header FontFont of the table's header textFont.headerFontAppearance
Header Foreground ColorThe foreground color of the table's header.Color.headerForegroundAppearance
Header VisibleWhether or not the table header is visible.boolean.headerVisibleAppearance
Initially Selected RowThe index of the row that should be selected by default when this table's<BR>data is filled in.int.initialRowSelectionBehavior
NameThe name of this component.String.nameCommon
Odd Row BackgroundThe color which odd rows will be colored if background mode is 'Alternating'Color.oddBackgroundAppearance
OpaqueIf false, backgrounds are not drawn. If true, backgrounds are drawn.boolean.opaqueCommon
Properties LoadingThe number of properties currently being loadedint.propertiesLoadingUncategorized
Resizing AllowedWhether or not the user is allowed to resize table headers or not.boolean.resizingAllowedBehavior
Row HeightThe height of each row, in pixelsint.rowHeightAppearance
Row Selection AllowedThis flag is used in conjunction with the Column Selection Allowed flag to determine whether not whole-rows, whole-columns, or both (single-cells) are selectable.boolean.rowSelectionAllowedBehavior
Selected ColumnThe index of the first selected column, or -1 if none.int.selectedColumnData
Selected RowThe index of the first selected row, or -1 if none.int.selectedRowData
Selection BackgroundThe background color of a selected cell.Color.selectionBackgroundAppearance
Selection ForegroundThe foreground color of a selected cell.Color.selectionForegroundAppearance
Selection ModeThis mode determines if only one row/cell/column can be selected at once, or single or multiple intervalsint.selectionModeBehavior
Show Horizontal Grid Lines? boolean.showHorizontalLinesAppearance
Show Vertical Grid Lines? boolean.showVerticalLinesAppearance
TestDataToggle this property to fill in the table's data with random data.boolean.testUncategorized
Touchscreen ModeControls when this table component responds if touchscreen mode is enabled.int.touchscreenModeBehavior
VisibleIf disabled, the component will be hidden.boolean.visibleCommon

Scripting
Scripting Functions
 .addRow(newRow)
  • Description

Adds a new row to the end of the table's dataset

  • Parameters

PySequence newRow - A sequence containing the values for the new row. The length of the sequence must match the number of columns in the table, and each value must be coercible into the correct datatype of the corresponding column.

  • Return

Nothing

  • Scope

Client

 .deleteRow(rowIndex)
  • Description

Deletes a row from the table's dataset.

  • Parameters

int rowIndex - The index of the row to delete.

  • Return

Nothing

  • Scope

Client

 .exportCSV(filename, showHeaders)
  • Description

Prompts the user to save the table's data as a CSV file.

  • Parameters

String filename - A suggested filename for the user. For example: "table_data.csv"

boolean showHeaders - If true, include headers in CSV file.

  • Return

String - The path to the saved file, or null if the operation was cancelled.

  • Scope

Client

 .getDataAsHTML(title, width)
  • Description

Creates an HTML page as a string in memory. This can then be written to a file, a database, emailed, etc.

  • Parameters

String title - The title for the HTML page.

int width - The width (in pixels) for the "table" element in the resulting html page.

  • Return

String - A string containing an HTML-formatted version of the table's data.

  • Scope

Client

 .getRowsInViewOrder()
  • Description

Returns a list of ints that represent the underlying dataset's rows as they appear in the current sort order that the user is viewing.

  • Parameters

none

  • Return

List of Integers

  • Scope

Client

 .getSelectedColumn()
  • Description

Returns the index of the currently selected column, or -1 if none is selected.

  • Parameters

none

  • Return

int 

  • Scope

Client

 .getSelectedColumnCount()
  • Description

Returns the number of columns that are currently selected.

  • Parameters

none

  • Return

int 

  • Scope

Client

 .getSelectedRow()
  • Description

Returns the index of the currently selected row, or -1 if none is selected.

  • Parameters

none

  • Return

int 

  • Scope

Client

 .getSelectedRows()
  • Description

Returns a list of the indexes of the selected row, or none if none is selected.

  • Parameters

none

  • Return

List, None

  • Scope

Client

 .getSelectedRowCount()
  • Description

Returns the number of rows that are currently selected.

  • Parameters

none

  • Return

int 

  • Scope

Client

 .isCellSelected(row, column)
  • Description

Tests whether the cell at the given row and column is currently selected or not.

  • Parameters

int row

int column

  • Return

boolean

  • Scope

Client

 .isColumnSelected(column)
  • Description

Tests whether the given column is currently selected or not.

  • Parameters

int column

  • Return

boolean

  • Scope

Client

 .isRowSelected(row)
  • Description

Tests whether the given row is currently selected or not.

  • Parameters

int row

  • Return

boolean

  • Scope

Client

 .print()
  • Description

This specialized print function will paginate the table onto multiple pages.This function accepts keyword-style invocation.

  • Keyword Args

fitWidthIf true, the table's width will be stretched to fit across one page's width. Rows will still paginate normally. If false, the table will paginate columns onto extra pages. (default = true) [optional]

HeaderFormatA string to use as the table's page header. The substring "{0}" will be replaced with the current page number. (default = None) [optional]

footerFormatA string to use as the table's page footer. The substring "{0}" will be replaced with the current page number. (default = "Page {0}") [optional]

showDialogWhether or not the print dialog should be shown to the user. Default is true. [optional]

landscapeUsed to specify portrait (0) or landscape (1) mode. Default is portrait (0). [optional]

  • Return

booleanTrue if the print job was successful.

  • Scope

Client

 .setColumnLabel(column, label)
  • Description

Used to set a column's header label to a new string at runtime.

  • Parameters

int column

String label

  • Return

nothing

  • Scope

Client

 .setColumnSelectionInterval(index0, index1)
  • Description

Sets the given range of columns to be selected. If index0==index1, it will select a single column.

  • Parameters

int index0

int index1

  • Return

boolean - True if selection range is valid.

  • Scope

Client

 .setColumnWidth(column, width)
  • Description

Used to set a column's width at runtime.

  • Parameters

int column

int width

  • Return

nothing

  • Scope

Client

 .setRowSelectionInterval(index0, index1)
  • Description

Sets the given range of rows to be selected. If index0==index1, it will select a single row.

  • Parameters

int index0

int index1

  • Return

boolean - True if selection range is valid.

  • Scope

Client

 .setSelectedColumn(column)
  • Description

Sets the given column to be the selected column.

  • Parameters

int column

  • Return

nothing

  • Scope

Client

 .setSelectedRow(row)
  • Description

Sets the given row to be the selected row.

  • Parameters

int row

  • Return

nothing

  • Scope

Client

 .setValue(row, column, value)
  • Description

Sets the value in the specified cell, altering the table's Data property. Will fire a propertyChange event for the "data" property, as well as a cellEdited event.

  • Parameters

int row - The index of the row to set the value at.

int column - The index or name of the column to set a value at.

PyObject value - The new value to use at the given row/column location.

  • Return

nothing

  • Scope

Client

 .sortByColumn(columnName [, asc])
  • Description

Instructs the table to sort the data by the named column.

  • Parameters

String columnName

boolean asc - 1 means ascending, 0 means descending. (default = 1) [optional]

  • Return

nothing

  • Scope

Client

 .sortOriginal()
  • Description

Instructs the table to clear any custom sort columns and display the data as it is sorted in the underlying dataset.

  • Parameters

nothing

  • Return

nothing

  • Scope

Client

 .updateRow(rowIndex, changes)
  • Description

Updates an entire row of the table's dataset.

  • Parameters

int rowIndex - The index of the row to update.

PyDictionary changes - A sequence containing the updated values for the row. The length of the sequence must match the number of columns in the table, and each value must be coercible into the correct datatype of the corresponding column.

  • Return

nothing

  • Scope

Client

Extension Functions
 getBackgroundAt
  • Description

Called for each cell, returns the appropriate background color. Do not block, sleep, or execute any I/O; called on painting thread.

  • Parameters

Self- A reference to the component that is invoking this function.

row-The row index of the cell.

col-The column index of the cell.

isSelected: A boolean representing if the cell is currently selected.

value-The value in the table's dataset at index [row, col].

defaultColor-The color the table would have chosen if this function was not implemented.

  • Return

Color

  • Scope

Client

 getForeGroundAt
  •  Description

Called for each cell, returns the appropriate foreground (text) color. Do not block, sleep, or execute any I/O; called on painting thread.

  • Parameters

Self- A reference to the component that is invoking this function.

row-The row index of the cell.

col-The column index of the cell.

isSelected: A boolean representing if the cell is currently selected.

value-The value in the table's dataset at index [row, col].

defaultColor-The color the table would have chosen if this function was not implemented.

  • Return

Color

  • Scope

Client

 getDisplayTextAt
  • Description

Called for each cell, returns the appropriate foreground (text) color. Do not block, sleep, or execute any I/O; called on painting thread.

  • Parameters

Self- A reference to the component that is invoking this function.

row-The row index of the cell.

col-The column index of the cell.

isSelected: A boolean representing if the cell is currently selected.

value-The value in the table's dataset at index [row, col].

defaultColor-The color the table would have chosen if this function was not implemented.

  • Return

Color

  • Scope

Client

Event Handlers
 cell
 cell

This event occurs when a component that can receive input, such as a text box, receives the input focus. This usually occurs when a user clicks on the component or tabs over to it.

PropertyDescription
sourceThe component that fired this event
oldValueThe value that this property was before it changed. Note that not all components include an accurate oldValue in their events.
newValueThe new value that this property changed to.
rowThe row of the dataset this cell represents.
columnThe column of the dataset this cell represents.

 focus
 focusGained

This event occurs when a component that can receive input, such as a text box, receives the input focus. This usually occurs when a user clicks on the component or tabs over to it.

PropertyDescription
sourceThe component that fired this event
oppositeComponentThe other component involved in thie focus change. That is, the component that lost focus in order for this one to gain it, or vise versa.

 focusLost

This event occurs when a component that had the input focus lost it to another component.

PropertyDescription
sourceThe component that fired this event
oppositeComponentThe other component involved in thie focus change. That is, the component that lost focus in order for this one to gain it, or vise versa.

 key
 keyPressed

An integer that indicates whether the state was changed to "Selected" (on) or "Deselected" (off). Compare this to the event object's constants to determine what the new state is.

PropertyDescription
sourceThe component that fired this event
keyCodeThe key code for this event. Used with the keyPressed and keyReleased events.
keyCharThe character that was typed. Used with the keyTyped event.
keyLocationReturns the location of the key that originated this key event. Some keys occur more than once on a key board, e.g. Additionally, some keys occur on the numeric keypad. This provides a way of distinguishing such keys. See the KEY_LOCATION constants in the
altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.

 keyReleased

Fires when a key is released and the source component has the input focus. Works for all characters, including non-printable ones, such as SHIFT and F3.

PropertyDescription
sourceThe component that fired this event
keyCodeThe key code for this event. Used with the keyPressed and keyReleased events.
keyCharThe character that was typed. Used with the keyTyped event.
keyLocationReturns the location of the key that originated this key event. Some keys occur more than once on a key board, e.g. Additionally, some keys occur on the numeric keypad. This provides a way of distinguishing such keys. See the KEY_LOCATION constants in the
altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.

 keyTyped

Fires whenever a bindable property of the source component changes. This works for standard and custom (dynamic) properties.

PropertyDescription
sourceThe component that fired this event
keyCodeThe key code for this event. Used with the keyPressed and keyReleased events.
keyCharThe character that was typed. Used with the keyTyped event.
keyLocationReturns the location of the key that originated this key event. Some keys occur more than once on a key board, e.g. Additionally, some keys occur on the numeric keypad. This provides a way of distinguishing such keys. See the KEY_LOCATION constants in the
altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.

 mouse
 mouseClicked

This event signifies a mouse click on the source component. A mouse click the combination of a mouse press and a mouse release, both of which must have occurred over the source component. Note that this event fires after the pressed and released events have fired.

PropertyDescription
sourceThe component that fired this event
buttonThe code for the button that coused this event to fire.
clickCountThe number of mouse clicks associated with this event.
xThe x-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
yThe y-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
popupTriggerReturns True (1) if this mouse event is a popup trigger. What constitutes a popup trigger is operating system dependent, which is why this abstraction exists.
altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.

 mouseEntered

This event fires when the mouse enters the space over the source component.

PropertyDescription
sourceThe component that fired this event
buttonThe code for the button that coused this event to fire.
clickCountThe number of mouse clicks associated with this event.
xThe x-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
yThe y-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
popupTriggerReturns True (1) if this mouse event is a popup trigger. What constitutes a popup trigger is operating system dependent, which is why this abstraction exists.
altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.

 mouseExited

This event fires when the mouse leaves the space over the source component.

PropertyDescription
sourceThe component that fired this event
buttonThe code for the button that coused this event to fire.
clickCountThe number of mouse clicks associated with this event.
xThe x-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
yThe y-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
popupTriggerReturns True (1) if this mouse event is a popup trigger. What constitutes a popup trigger is operating system dependent, which is why this abstraction exists.
altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.

 mousePressed

This event fires when a mouse button is pressed down on the source component.

PropertyDescription
sourceThe component that fired this event
buttonThe code for the button that coused this event to fire.
clickCountThe number of mouse clicks associated with this event.
xThe x-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
yThe y-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
popupTriggerReturns True (1) if this mouse event is a popup trigger. What constitutes a popup trigger is operating system dependent, which is why this abstraction exists.
altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.

 mouseReleased

This event fires when a mouse button is released, if that mouse button's press happened over this component.

PropertyDescription
sourceThe component that fired this event
buttonThe code for the button that coused this event to fire.
clickCountThe number of mouse clicks associated with this event.
xThe x-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
yThe y-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
popupTriggerReturns True (1) if this mouse event is a popup trigger. What constitutes a popup trigger is operating system dependent, which is why this abstraction exists.
altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.

 mouseMotion
 mouseDragged

Fires when the mouse moves over a component after a button has been pushed.

 mouseMoved

Fires when the mouse moves over a component, but no buttons are pushed.

 propertyChange
 propertyChange

Fires whenever a bindable property of the source component changes. This works for standard and custom (dynamic) properties.

PropertyDescription
sourceThe component that fired this event
newValueThe new value that this property changed to.
oldValueThe value that this property was before it changed. Note that not all components include an accurate oldValue in their events.
propertyNameThe name of the property that changed. NOTE: remember to always filter out these events for the property that you are looking for! Components often have many properties that change.

Customizers

This component has a customizer to manage the column configurations and the background color mapping.

Examples
Code Snippet
#The following would add a row to the table.
#Note that this function takes a list
#And that the property types of the list are the same as the table.

name = "Motor 1"
state = 2
amps = 35
list = [name, state, amps]
table = event.source.parent.getComponent('Table')
table.addRow(list)
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