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How to use DataTables in Bubble.io: Step-by-Step Guide

Master DataTables in Bubble.io with our step-by-step guide. Elevate your web apps with dynamic tables and advanced features easily.

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How to use DataTables in Bubble.io?

Step 1: Place the table element on your page
To get started with DataTables in Bubble.io, begin by drawing a table element on the page where you need your data presented. When you do this, a default table with three columns and four rows appears, with the top row set as static.

Step 2: Configure static and repeating rows
Static rows do not rely on data and will not be repeated, allowing you to have fixed content such as headers. However, repeating rows will display data from the element’s data source, each row corresponding to an entry in the data list, similar to a repeating group. Remember, editing in repeating rows is done on the first row only, and these edits will reflect on all subsequent rows.

Step 3: Set the properties of the table
Once the table is placed, click on the icon in the upper left corner to select the entire table and open the property editor. Here, you can set the Type of data, Data source for the list, and general settings for styling, responsive behavior, and conditions.

Step 4: Manage rows and columns
To add a static row, right-click on any existing static row and choose 'Add row above' or 'Add row below'. For repeating rows, their number is managed by the settings of the top repeating row and the data source provided. Columns can be added by right-clicking any column and choosing 'Add column to left/right' or by clicking the floating + symbol between columns.

Step 5: Customize individual cells
Select any cell by clicking on it to adjust its specific properties or assign conditions. This allows for detailed customization and control over each cell within the table.

Step 6: Work with elements within cells
You can place different elements in the cells of the table, treating each cell as a container. Manipulate these elements by clicking directly on the cell or through the element tree.

Step 7: Set responsive behavior
Control the responsive properties for each part of the table—overall width and height, column width, and row height—separately to ensure your table looks good on all devices.

With these steps, you should have a solid foundation for using DataTables in Bubble.io to present and manage data efficiently within your application. Remember that while this table behaves differently than other elements in some ways, it offers a powerful and flexible way to display data in a clean, responsive format.

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