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Method and System for Providing Interchangeable Headers in a Table Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236401D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 100K

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A method and system is disclosed for providing interchangeable headers in a table.

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Method and System for Providing Interchangeable Headers in a Table

Generally, columns of a downloaded table is omitted to fit the data in a restricted width . The downloaded table disrupts the task flow of a user since the user is required to change the focus of the present task to continue reviewing the data on a local machine using different software. Further, use of tabs is also common way of overcoming space restriction. The use of tabs restricts the user to review only a small subset of the data

without the ability to customize selection of data objects in the table .

Disclosed is a method and system for providing interchangeable headers in a table. The method provides a simple way to customize data attributes in a table for a set of objects. The method and system can be implemented at a web interface where large text-based data sets are found. The method and system can also be implemented to other mobile solutions. In cases, where the user interface is constrained by available space, interchangeable headers allow the user to explore different data sets without the need to add additional table columns. Thus, the user is provided direct access to additional information sources within space constraints .

Further, the method can be used in data tables to allow a user to explore the data independently and focus on the important data objects at a time . There is no limit to the number of data categories that can be placed in a single interchangeable header

without increasing the horizontal length of the data table . Thus, the data table is scalable.

The method and system enables a user to select a few data attributes out of a larger set to display for a group of constant objects. For example, 5 out of 10 items can be selected by a user. The total number of results does not change when the user interacts with the interchangeable headers. The listing or ordering of the objects also does not change. The method and system provides different data sets for the same object(s) and in the preferred order. Thus, a built-in added benefit is provided when column reordering is not an option.