[wdmmg-discuss] feature request for data.wdmmg
donovanhide at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 15:03:16 GMT 2010
> I think a key requirement for any plugin we use to display these large
> quantities of data is filterable columns.
> By this I mean drop-downs in the column headers, as in the Guardian's
> data explorer:
> It's very handy if you have more results than you can instantly scan.
> Any idea if ext can do this?
FIltering is possible by clicking the arrows that appear in the headers:
The buffered view is great for scrolling through stacks of data:
The main decision is whether to do the filtering, sorting and grouping
on the server or in the client. Ext.js is good for doing both methods,
Is the workhorse of the server-client communication.
A disadvantage of ext.js is that it tends to look a bit blue and
business-like. There are some themes available, but if they don't fit
the design it can be a bit of challenge to style the css.
Hope that helps,
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