Data tables - design pattern

Data tables are a means for efficiently communicating data in rows and columns.

When to use this pattern

  • Use data tables to present data
  • Do not use data tables to force layout for text

How to use this pattern

  • Use defined presentation classes for tables included in WET
  • Ensure each column treats only one data facet
  • Where possible, use WET 4 tables to enable sorting and filtering controls
    • this is recommended when there are more than 12 rows
  • Add optional pagination controls for any table with more than 12 rows
  • Never include tabular data as an image

Working example


Data tables pattern
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