DataGrid question: Suggestions for further enhancements

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Thu Apr 2 10:35:03 EDT 2020

Not to belabor the point, but why would the data grid be overkill in relation to a table field? In what way? Cell editing actually works great. Double click a cell and edit the contents. Finding and getting data is far easier in a data grid than in a table field.

dispatch findIndex to group “myGrid” with “firstname”, “Bob”
put the result into tIndex
put the dgDataOfIndex [tIndex] of group “myGrid” into aFoundRecord

Or if you MUST search text:

put the dgText of group “myGrid” into tText
put lineOffset(“Bob”, tText) into tFoundLine
put line tFoundLine of tText into tFoundRecord

I’m not understanding how this is more complicated than the hoops you have to jump through with a table field, which is incredibly unwieldy, cannot easily support cell and column text formatting and alignment, has different cell counts per row depending on the last cell you put data in, adds rows you may not want simply because you accidentally clicked the field…

As far as I am concerned, datagrids make table fields obsolete.

Bob S

On Apr 2, 2020, at 4:06 AM, R.H. via use-livecode <use-livecode at<mailto:use-livecode at>> wrote:

@Bernd Niggemann

The ModTableField is a great tool when the DG datagrid is an overkill. It
works very well for me. Thank you very much for the contribution, dear

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