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A methodology of intelligent freezing pane for table data comparison

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247567D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-18
Document File: 5 page(s) / 109K

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Abstract

When organize and analyze data in table, the current ways to freeze row/column lack convenience and there'no efficient way to compare data. We propose 2 methods of pane freezing to anylyze and compare date, both can enhance convenience and intellegence. The 2 method are: 1. To freeze any row at the top of table view; 2. To freeze any row at the middlw of table view. The first one mainly aims at data analyze, the second one aims at data comparison.

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A methodology of intelligent freezing pane for table data comparison

Suppose there's a table of data, the data list is too long to be shown in one page view, and the top row of the table shows thename of data in each column. When we scroll down the table to view data in each row, we can fix the top row of the table to keep the column name row visible all the time. See table 1.1 and 1.2.

Chart 1.1

Chart 1.2


But now, suppose the top several rows in the table shows necessary information of the data list following, as in chart 2.1. We still want to scroll down the table to view data in each row and at the same time keep the column name row always visible. At present, freezing the column name row will also freeze all the rows above it, which occupies a big part of the visible table view. So an effective way to freeze only the column name row is necessary. In this patent, we propose two enhancements on the way to view data in table.

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Chart 2.1


1. To select any row in the table and freeze it at the top of the page view.

2. To select any row in the table and freeze it at the middle of the page view.

Idea 1
1.1 To select any row in the table and freeze it at the top of the page view. Select the column name row in the table and scroll the table:

1) When we scroll down the page, once the column name row reaches the top of the screen view, it will stay there, and the rows under the column name continues to move up. As in Chart 3.1.

Chart 3.1

2) When we scroll up the page, once the next row under column name row is completely shown, the column name row will no longer stay at the top line and will move along with the data list until the top row of the table is shown. See Chart 3.2.

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Chart 3.2


1.2 And in the same way, we can freeze any column in the list at the leftmost column of the page view.

Steps to implement idea1.1:

Suppose the top row in a table is row 1, and the row following it is row 2, number the other rows in this way.


1. Select row k (k>1) which we want to freeze at the top of the table, freeze it.

2. Scroll down the table, once row k reaches the top of the visible table v...