Grid columns, filters, layouts and export

OCAT Simple grid with options

The grid is a very powerful, spreadsheet like tool with lots of options for sorting, filtering, exporting and customization

Searching the grid

When available enter some text in the “Search Grid” box to filter the contents of the grid by this text

Please don’t confuse this with the search boxes that search the database. This search box only searches the current contents of the grid

If the grid isn’t displaying any data after a database search then you might have not cleared the text in the “Search Grid”

Export Data

Export the data in the grid  with this button. You can export all the data or selected rows (if the rows are selectable)

When the grid is displayed as a tree view it is not possible to export the data

Sorting Data By Columns

Display the data in ascending or descending order by clicking on thin arrow to the far right of the column name

Filtering Data By Columns

There is an additional search / filter option just below the column name. Enter some text to the right of the magnifying glass to achieve this

Clicking on the magnifying glass reveals filtering options

Reorder & Resize Columns

Drag and drop the columns around to re-order them. If you can’t see a column you might have to scroll to the left or the right

Adding / Removing Columns

Use the column chooser to add or remove columns from the grid. To locate the column chooser, hover over the spectacles which appear in relevant grids, & click on ‘Columns’. To remove a column drag it from the grid to the column chooser

Unfortunately the list of columns isn’t currently sorted alphabetically so you may have to scroll up and down the list to find the one you want. Or search for it at the top of the list. If you can’t see the column in the list it might have already been added but to the far left or the right. Scroll the grid to locate it

Managing your layouts

Video on how to add, change, clone and save your layouts so you can recall them at a later date