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Database Grid

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Exportizer shows data in a powerful database grid, which allows viewing and editing data in the most convenient way.

Tha data in the grid can be presented in two views: multiple records view, where you see field (column) names in the top row and data records in other rows, and single record view (often called as vertical grid), where you see the selected record in two columns: field (column) names to the left and field (column) values to the right. To toggle between these modes, use the corresponding button of the main window or the button in the top-left corner of the grid.

Table in the multiple record mode: Table in the single record mode:
Table in the multiple record mode Table in the single record mode

To quickly view field name and type for any column, just move mouse over the column title. This works, if 'Column Hints' option is checked.

Showing field name and type in the multiple record mode: Showing field name and type in the single record mode:
Showing field name and type in the multiple record mode Showing field name and type in the single record mode

To quickly view contents of MEMO field or any field, which data does not fit the database grid cell, just move mouse over the cell. This works, if 'Data Hints' option is checked.

Showing contents of MEMO field: Showing data which does not fit the cell:
Showing contents of MEMO field Showing data which does not fit the cell

Boolean data is shown as checkboxes. To edit such data, just click the centre of the cell, press Space key or simply type 'False' or 'True'.

Showing boolean data:
Showing boolean data

To sort the data by any column, just click the column title. To sort in descending order, simply click it again. To sort by several columns, click their titles in needed order holding SHIFT down. This feature does not work for text (csv) BDE connections.

Sorting data:
Sorting data

To rearrange columns, just click the column title and move it to new place holding left mouse button down.

To freeze any column (to prevent its horizontal scrolling), use 'Tools | Freeze or Unfreeze column' menu or the corresponding button .

To select group of records, use 'Tools | Select Records' menu or the corresponding button .

To autoscroll the table, click mouse wheel and than slightly move the mouse in the needed direction. This will cause the data to be scrolled automatically. To stop autoscrolling, just press any key or click the mouse button. This feature is useful for large databases.

Autoscrolling:
Autoscrolling

To increase row heights, roll the mouse wheel holding SHIFT down. This lets you viewing long text, MEMO or graphic data. Pressing + or - on numeric keypad holding CTRL down does the same.

Increasing row heights:
Increasing row heights

To copy, cut, or paste entire content of a cell, focus a needed cell and use key combinations CTRL+C, CTRL+X, CTRL+V, respectively.

Copying entire cell CTRL+C
CTRL+X
CTRL+V
Copying graphic data CTRL+C

To copy, cut, or paste partial content of a cell, focus a needed cell, activate cell editing mode (by double-clicking it or pressing F2), and then work with cell text as you do in word processor.

 CTRL+C
CTRL+X
CTRL+V

To copy selected cells, select the needed cell range from visible area of database grid by mouse and press CTRL+C.

Copying cells to clipboard

To paste cells from clipboard, focus a cell in the upper-left corner of the paste range and press CTRL+ALT+V.

Pasting cells from clipboard:
CTRL+ALT+V
Pasting cells from clipboard

 

To temporary hide selected column, press CTRL+H. To show hidden column, right-click the database grid, choose Show Hidden Column from the context menu and choose hidden column's field name. To show all hidden columns, press CTRL+ALT+H.

To autosize a column's width depending on its content, double-click the right edge of its header (like you do in Excel). To autosize all columns, double-click the right edge of any column's header holding Ctrl down.

To fine-tune the column width, press left (decreases the width by one pixel) or right (increases the width by one pixel) arrow holding Shift down.

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