Indicators for cells with multiple values in a datagrid
28 Aug 2009 - 12:18pm
5 years ago
I need to indicate that specific cell in a read-only datagrid contains not
one, but multiple values. Putting the cell in focus would reveal the values
The project team have suggested displaying "Multiple..." link in the cell.
Clicking the link would open a popup showing the values. There are several
problems with this approach, which I am not going to dwell upon at the
I think a better way to do this would be to display the first value in the
list as a link with an indicator of total entries, if there are more than
A column of values would look like this then:
Dolor sit amet
Adipiscing elit [+1]
Each row in this example represents a cell in a large datagrid.
Clicking the cell with multiple values would open a dropdown list displaying
all entries (6, 2 or 4 in the example above).
Are there better ways to indicate that the cell has multiple values in it
and to view the values?
This is for frequently used application, not a website.