Goofy question about Datagrids

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Wed Nov 2 16:31:10 CET 2016

It's my impression that Datagrids make terrible spreadsheets as is. But so does the table field. A LOT of work has to be done on both to get them to act like a spreadsheet. As it turns out, a spreadsheet is a quite complicated thing to implement. If you intend to do calculations, then there is a whole layer of vast complexity unto itself. Relative vs. absolute references? Mixed references? What happens when you insert a cell, row or column? Can you paste data in? How will it format? 

I can't believe you are shooting for all this complexity, but rather are only trying to create a way to display, and perhaps manipulate tabular data. In that case, I'd go with the table field. 

Bob S

> On Nov 1, 2016, at 12:29 , Richmond <richmondmathewson at> wrote:
> Possibly . . .
> But what I really meant was "what advantage does a datagrid have over a tableField vis-a-vis
> spreadsheet handling?"
> Sorry; finding it rather difficult to formulate an uneasy feeling I've had about datagrids ever
> since they were first introduced.
> Richmond.

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