Working with data tables
Much of the information you will use on the platform is presented in data tables to make it easier for you to work with the information presented. Let’s explore each of the highlighted items (anti-clockwise in the image below)
Add button. Highlighted here as the “Add Gift” button. Click here to add records to the database. There may be more than one button along with each data table but they will all be labelled accordingly so you will know what each one does.
Sort arrows. Click these arrows or even the column header to sort that column in ascending or descending order.
Action buttons. Any actions that are available to you for the listed record. Click on one of these to perform the relevant action. Note that sometimes an action button may be grayed out and disabled depending on the nature of the data presented on the relevant line. The most common buttons used are:
– Click to open a window that you can use to edit the record
– Click and then confirm the action to delete a record
Search Box – Enter a term here to filter all records on the data table
Work with multiple items
Some data tables may also give you the ability to work with more than one record at a time. In this case, you will see check boxes to the left of each line as well as a “Select All” check box at the top of the column.
To work with an item, click the check box on the left hand column. Then, click the appropriate action item. (In the image alongside, the action button is labelled “Approve Selected Items”)
To select all items, click the check box at the top of the column and then click one of the action buttons.
View more details
Some data grids give you the option to see additional details relating to the record displayed without having to click the edit button to see these.