View data as a table, rich list, or single row

To support user exploration of open data, there are several display options for users to view tabular data. The different view formats can be found right next to the 'Find in this Dataset' field, to the upper right-hand side of the dataset.


1. View as a Table  


This is what you will always see by default - rows of equal height but variable width. If they contain content which cannot be displayed the area of the cell, you can see it only upon hovering on the cell. You can scroll through the dataset to view all the rows. 

An example of a dataset in a tabular view:


2. View as a Rich List  


This rich list view retains the rows but increases the height so that all of the content appears without the need for hovering. You would still need to scroll to view all the data if there was a lot of it, and you can still scroll all the way down to see the remaining rows in the table.

An example of a dataset in a rich list:


3. View as a Single Row


The right-most option is 'view as a single row' - this will allow a single rows content to be displayed in a full view, where each column will be seen as a section with the respective content falling underneath. However here only a single row content is displayed in a static view - you would then need to page through each row to see the other row content.



Editing the view layout

For Rich Text views,  you also have the option of editing the fields displayed by using the Edit Layout button in the bottom left corner. This feature aids in the usability of datasets that contain data in cells that cannot be seen without hovering on the cell.

You can also choose to see more than one of these views to appear at the same time - you need to select at minimum one at all times, but can select up to all three to appear at once.




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