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Table

Tables display sets of data. They can be fully customized.

Tables display information in a way that’s easy to scan, so that users can look for patterns and insights. They can be embedded in primary content, such as cards.

Tables can include:

  • A corresponding visualization
  • Navigation
  • Tools to query and manipulate data

When including tools, they should be placed directly above or below the table.

Basic table

A simple example with no frills.

Dessert (100g serving)CaloriesFat (g)Carbs (g)Protein (g)
Frozen yoghurt1596244
Ice cream sandwich2379374.3
Eclair26216246
Cupcake3053.7674.3
Gingerbread35616493.9

Dense table

A simple example of a dense table with no frills.

Dessert (100g serving)CaloriesFat (g)Carbs (g)Protein (g)
Frozen yoghurt1596244
Ice cream sandwich2379374.3
Eclair26216246
Cupcake3053.7674.3
Gingerbread35616493.9

Sorting & selecting

This example demonstrates the use of Checkbox and clickable rows for selection, with a custom Toolbar. It uses the TableSortLabel component to help style column headings.

The Table has been given a fixed width to demonstrate horizontal scrolling. In order to prevent the pagination controls from scrolling, the TablePagination component is used outside of the Table. (The 'Custom Table Pagination Action' example below shows the pagination within the TableFooter.)

Nutrition
Dessert (100g serving)Caloriessorted ascendingFat (g)Carbs (g)Protein (g)

Rows per page:

5

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Data table

The Table component has a close mapping to the native <table> elements. This constraint makes building rich data tables challenging.

The DataGrid component is designed for use-cases that are focused around handling a large amounts of tabular data. While it comes with a more rigid structure, in exchange, you gain more powerful features.

Customized tables

Here is an example of customizing the component. You can learn more about this in the overrides documentation page.

Dessert (100g serving)CaloriesFat (g)Carbs (g)Protein (g)
Frozen yoghurt1596244
Ice cream sandwich2379374.3
Eclair26216246
Cupcake3053.7674.3
Gingerbread35616493.9

Custom pagination options

It's possible to customise the options shown in the "Rows per page" select using the rowsPerPageOptions prop. You should either provide an array of:

  • numbers, each number will be used for the option's label and value.

    <TablePagination rowsPerPageOptions={[10, 50]} />
  • objects, the value and label keys will be used respectively for the value and label of the option (useful for language strings such as 'All').

    <TablePagination rowsPerPageOptions={[10, 50, { value: -1, label: 'All' }]} />

Custom pagination actions

The ActionsComponent prop of the TablePagination component allows the implementation of custom actions.

Frozen yoghurt1596
Ice cream sandwich2379
Eclair26216
Cupcake3053.7
Marshmallow3180

Fixed header

An example of a table with scrollable rows and fixed column headers. It leverages the stickyHeader prop (⚠️ no IE 11 support).

NameISO CodePopulationSize (km²)Density

Rows per page:

10

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Collapsible table

An example of a table with expandable rows, revealing more information. It utilizes the Collapse component.

Dessert (100g serving)CaloriesFat (g)Carbs (g)Protein (g)
Frozen yoghurt1596244
Ice cream sandwich2379374.3
Eclair26216246
Cupcake3053.7674.3
Gingerbread35616493.9

Spanning table

A simple example with spanning rows & columns.

DetailsPrice
DescQty.UnitSum
Paperclips (Box)1001.15115.00
Paper (Case)1045.99459.90
Waste Basket217.9935.98
Subtotal610.88
Tax7 %42.76
Total653.64

Virtualized table

In the following example, we demonstrate how to use react-virtualized with the Table component. It renders 200 rows and can easily handle more. Virtualization helps with performance issues.

Dessert
Calories (g)
Fat (g)
Carbs (g)
Protein (g)

Accessibility

(WAI tutorial: https://www.w3.org/WAI/tutorials/tables/)

Caption

A caption functions like a heading for a table. Most screen readers announce the content of captions. Captions help users to find a table and understand what it’s about and decide if they want to read it.

A basic table example with a caption
Dessert (100g serving)CaloriesFat (g)Carbs (g)Protein (g)
Frozen yoghurt1596244
Ice cream sandwich2379374.3
Eclair26216246