B4A Library [Class] Flexible Table

This thread will be used by Erel, Melamoud and myself to discuss / post new releases of the Table class.

The table class is a flexible UI component that enable scrollable table like UI, with sortable columns, multiselect rows etc

the table is very efficient, maintaining labels only for visible rows

old thread with details : http://www.basic4ppc.com/forum/addi...view-supports-tables-any-size.html#post110901

The class depend on following libraries:
- StringUtils (standard)
- SQL (standard)
- JavaObject (standard)
- ScrollView2D (additional)

List of major features.
1. scrollable table UI
2. sortable columns
3. select a row, cell or multi select rows
4. callback for selection / click a cell / row
5. callback for long click action
6. read / write to CSV file

Current version --> 3.30 Custom View
Current version --> 1.44 Class

Other complementary routines:

Load data with the Remote Database Connector.


EDIT: LucaMs has written a routine to fill a table with a Remote Database Connector query result see post 182.
The routine hasn't been added into the Class for the reasons explained in post 183.
A sample program can be found HERE.

Code:
B4X:
'load data from a RDC Request
'Result = DBResult object got from a RDC request
'AutomaticWidths  True > set the column widths automaticaly
'Written by LucasMs
Public Sub LoadRDCResult(Result As DBResult, AutomaticWidths As Boolean)
    cAutomaticWidths = AutomaticWidths
    NumberOfColumns = Result.Columns.Size
    innerClearAll(NumberOfColumns)

    Dim Headers(NumberOfColumns) As String
    Dim ColumnWidths(NumberOfColumns) As Int
    Dim HeaderWidths(NumberOfColumns) As Int
    Dim DataWidths(NumberOfColumns) As Int
    Dim col, row As Int
    Dim str As String
    For col = 0 To NumberOfColumns - 1
        Headers(col) = Result.Columns.GetKeyAt(col)
        If AutomaticWidths = False Then
            ColumnWidths(col) = 130dip
            HeaderWidths(col) = 130dip
            DataWidths(col) = 130dip
        Else
            HeaderWidths(col) = cvs.MeasureStringWidth(Headers(col), Typeface.DEFAULT, cTextSize) + 8dip + cLineWidth
            DataWidths(col) = 0

            Dim FieldValue As Object
            For row = 0 To Result.Rows.Size - 1
                Dim Record() As Object = Result.Rows.Get(row)
                FieldValue = Record(col)
                If GetType(FieldValue) = "java.lang.String" Then
                    DataWidths(col) = Max(DataWidths(col), cvs.MeasureStringWidth(str, Typeface.DEFAULT, cTextSize) + 8dip + cLineWidth)
                End If
            Next
            ColumnWidths(col) = Max(HeaderWidths(col), DataWidths(col))
        End If
    Next
    SetHeader(Headers)
    SetColumnsWidths(ColumnWidths)

    For Each Record() As Object In Result.Rows
        Dim R(NumberOfColumns) As String
        Dim FieldV As String
        For col = 0 To NumberOfColumns - 1
            FieldV = Record(col)
            R(col) = FieldV
        Next
        AddRow(R)
    Next
End Sub

This is another routine updated by cimperia in post #392 using a Map for the columns and a List for the rows.
B4X:
'load data from a RDC Request
'A RDC request returns a DBResult object, therefore this method
'could be called as is:
'LoadRDCResult(DBResult.Columns, DBResult.Rows, True)
'AutomaticWidths  True > set the column widths automaticaly
'Written by LucasMs
Public Sub LoadRDCResult(Columns As Map, Rows As List, AutomaticWidths As Boolean)
  cAutomaticWidths = AutomaticWidths
  NumberOfColumns = Columns.Size
  innerClearAll(NumberOfColumns)

  Dim Headers(NumberOfColumns) As String
  Dim ColumnWidths(NumberOfColumns) As Int
  Dim HeaderWidths(NumberOfColumns) As Int
  Dim DataWidths(NumberOfColumns) As Int
  Dim col, row As Int
  Dim str As String
  For col = 0 To NumberOfColumns - 1
    Headers(col) = Columns.GetKeyAt(col)
    If AutomaticWidths = False Then
      ColumnWidths(col) = 130dip
      HeaderWidths(col) = 130dip
      DataWidths(col) = 130dip
    Else
      HeaderWidths(col) = cvs.MeasureStringWidth(Headers(col), Typeface.DEFAULT, cTextSize) + 8dip + cLineWidth
      DataWidths(col) = 0

      Dim FieldValue As Object
      For row = 0 To Rows.Size - 1
        Dim Record() As Object = Rows.Get(row)
        FieldValue = Record(col)
       If GetType(FieldValue) = "java.lang.String" Then
         DataWidths(col) = Max(DataWidths(col), cvs.MeasureStringWidth(str, Typeface.DEFAULT, cTextSize) + 8dip + cLineWidth)
       End If
      Next
      ColumnWidths(col) = Max(HeaderWidths(col), DataWidths(col))
    End If
  Next
  SetHeader(Headers)
  SetColumnsWidths(ColumnWidths)

  For Each Record() As Object In Rows
    Dim R(NumberOfColumns) As String
    Dim FieldV As String
    For col = 0 To NumberOfColumns - 1
      FieldV = Record(col)
      R(col) = FieldV
    Next
    AddRow(R)
  Next
End Sub


Load data from a MSMariaDB database.

Another routine for loading data from a MSMariaDB database can be found in post#727.
Thanks to @Magma.

Updates:
EDIT: 2021.06.28 Version 3.29
Added a check for none numeric values for numeric sorting.

EDIT: 2021.06.28 Version 3.29
Amended problem with column colors
Version 3.28
Added NumberOfColumns in the code
Added TopRowIndex method
Version 3.27
Amended MultiSelect EDIT: 2020.09.02 Version 3.26
Amended problem with sort with remove accents
Amended problem with SetRowColorN
Added SetCellAlignmentColN method
Added SetHeaderAlignmentColN method

EDIT: 2020.08.05 Version 3.24
Amended problem with JumpToRowAndSelect not being selected.
Amended error when setting RowHeight before the table initialized

EDIT: 2020.06.19 Version 3.22
Amended error in the insertRowAt routine.

EDIT: 2020.05.25 Version 3.21
Amended bug with TextSize in fixed columns

EDIT: 2020.05.16 Version 3.20
Added fast scroll feature
Version 3.19
Improved automatic width calculation and hidden columns
Version 3.18
Added a check in RemoveRowColorN to ensure that Row is not out of bounds
Added ShowRow event
Amended automatic width calculations
Amended hidden column width problem

EDIT: 2020.04.21 Version 3.17
Amended HeaderHight problem with fixed columns

EDIT: 2020.04.21 Version 3.16
Amended two errors.

EDIT: 2020.04.14 Version 3.14
Added the methods below
- LoadSQLiteDB4(SQLite As SQL, Query As String, AutomaticWidths As Boolean)
loads SQLite data with data type checking
- LoadSQLiteDB5(SQLite As SQL, Query As String, Values() As String, AutomaticWidths As Boolean).
loads SQLite data with data type checking , similar to LoadSQLiteDB4 but for parametrized queries.
- GetColumnDataTypes As String(), returns an Array with the data type for each column.
- GetColumnDataType(Column As Int) As String, returns the data type of the fiven column.
Added the InnerTotalWidth property, read only.
Added multiple first fiexed columns
Added line colors

EDIT: 2020.03.10 Version 3.10
Amended bug reported HERE

EDIT: 2020.03.06 Version 3.09
Amended bug reported HERE.

EDIT: 2020.02.29 Version 3.08
Amended SetHeaderTypefaces method problem reprted HERE.
Added HeaderTypeface property.

EDIT: 2020.01.08 Version 3.07
Amended bug ShowStatisLine = False property bug.
Added MultiSelect property to Designer properties.
You need to open and close the Designer when you use the new version the first time to make the MultiSelect property active.

EDIT: 2019.12.28 Version 3.06
Amened some bugs

EDIT: 2019.12.25 Version 3.05
Added FirstColumnFixed property which allows to fix the first column.
Attention: You need to open and close the Designer to make the new property active.

EDIT: 2019.11.15 Version 3.04
- Added SelectedRowTextColor and SlectedCellTextColor properties
- Added ZeroSelections property, True > when a selected row is pressed it will be unselected False > it remains selected.

EDIT: 2019.11.12 Version 3.03
- Changed JumpToRowAndSelect(Row As Int, Col As Int) to JumpToRowAndSelect(Col As Int, Row As Int)
- Changed LoadSQLiteDB2 signature. Replaced the possible values from "T", "I", "R" to "TEXT", "NUMBER" for coherence with SetColumnDataTypes.
- Added internal sorting bitmaps, avoids loading the image files into the Files folder.
- Added two new properties: SortBitmapWidth and SortBitmapColor.
- Added SetCustomSortingBitmaps method, which allows to use custom bitmaps instead of the internal ones.
Attention: You need to open and close the Designer to make the new properties active.
Attention: You need to invert the parameters in JumpToRowAndSelect.

EDIT: 2019.07.04 Version 3.02
Amended error reported in post #887

EDIT: 2019.06.26 Version 3.01
Amended SingleLine property setting in the code

EDIT: 2019.04.05 Version 3.00
Amended SetColumnColors and SetTextColors
Removed Reflection library dependency

EDIT: 2018.04.11 Version 2.29
Version 2.27
set the two variables sortedCol and sortingDir to Public instaed of Private
added RemoveAccent routine for sorting with accented characters
Version 2.28
Added SetHeaderTypeFaces
Added SortRemoveAccents property
Version 2.29
Added SaveTableToCSV2 with a user defined separator character

EDIT: 2018.04.11 Version 2.26
added LoadSQLiteDB3 method using SQLExec2 instead of SQLExec
The query can include question marks which will be replaced with the values in the array.

EDIT: 2018.03.27 Version 2.25
amended minor errors
added UpdateCell method

EDIT: 2017.11.19 Version 2.22
improved JumpToRowAndSelect scrolls horizontally to the selected column
improved setHeaderHeight
added padding for status bar Label

EDIT: 2017.06.27 Version 2.19
Replaced DoEvents by Sleep(0)
Asked HERE

EDIT: 2017.06.27 Version 2.19
Replaced DoEvents by Sleep(0)
Asked HERE

EDIT: 2017.05.16 Version 2.18
Amended error reported HERE.

EDIT: 2017.03.09 Version 2.17
Amended error reported HERE.

EDIT: 2017.03.09 Version 2.15
Amended error reported here, Event signatures
#Event: CellClick(col As Int, row As Int)
#Event: CellLongClick(col As Int, row As Int)

EDIT: 2016.12.05 Version 2.14
Added NumberOfColumns and NumberOfRows as Public variables.
Amended error reported here.

EDIT: 2016.12.05 Version 2.13
Amended error reported here.
Added NumberOfColumns as a property for the Designer.

EDIT: 2016.07.30 Version 2.10
Amended error with TextAlignment and HeaderTextAlignment reported in post #606

EDIT: 2016.03.15 Version 2.00
Added CustomView support.
This version can be compiled into a library.
Changes between the previous versions and version 2.00
For a Table added in the Designer, this is new
No need to initialize nor add it onto a parent view
'For a Table added in the Designer, this is new
'No need to initialize nor add it onto a parent view

For a Table added in the code:
The Initialize routine has been splittend into two routines.
New:
Initialize (CallBack As Object, EventName As String)
InitializeTable (vNumberOfColumns As Int, cellAlignement As Int, showStatusL As Boolean)

'Example:
Table1.Initialize(Me, "Table1")
Table1.InitializeTable(5, Gravity.CENTER_HORIZONTAL, True)


Old:
Initialize(CallBack As Object, EventName As String, vNumberOfColumns As Int, cellAlignement As Int, showStatusL As Boolean)
Example:
Table1.Initialize(Me, "Table1", 5, Gravity.CENTER_HORIZONTAL, True)

EDIT: 2015.04.29 Version 1.43
As the modifications in LoadSQLiteDB don't work in all cases I went back.
LoadSQLiteDB as in version 1.40
Added LoadSQLiteDB2 where the column data types must be given.

EDIT: 2015.04.26 Version 1.42
Changed he LoadSQLiteDB routine, version 1.41 didn't work as expected.
The final solution was suggested by cimperia HERE.

EDIT: 2015.04.16 Version 1.41
Changed the LoadSQLiteDB routine according to the error reported in the SQL issue thread
and the SQLite Cursor GetString versus GetDouble thread.
The problem appears with numbers bigger than 999999.
I left version 1.40 in case of problems.
I tested it with a few databases, but I am not sure if it works in all cases.

EDIT: 2015.03.05
Amended bugs reported in posts #383 and #386
Added SetAutomaticWidths routine

EDIT: 2015.02.19
Amended the problem alignment reported in post # 378

EDIT: 2015.02.13
Amended the problem of rows not shown reported in post # 371

EDIT: 2015.01.09
Added header aligments

EDIT: 2014.08.14
Added HeaderHeight property
Amended RowColor problem reported in post #260

EDIT: 2014.08.10
Added SortColumn property asked in post #266
Added UseColumnColors ColumnColors and HeaderColors propeties

EDIT: 2014.05.10 Added RowHeight as a property

Screenshot:

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LucaMs

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Hi, Klaus.

Since in the Italian forum someone asked how to use the "Flexible Table" along with the RDC, I added a routine for this purpose: LoadRDCResult(Result As DBResult, AutomaticWidths As Boolean).

It is virtually identical to LoadSQLiteDB; In fact, you could groped to optimize the code between the two routines, but I did not have the patience.

If you like it or want to create a similar but better ...

Thanks

B4X:
'load data from a RDC Request
'Result = DBResult object got from a RDC request
'AutomaticWidths  True > set the column widths automaticaly
Public Sub LoadRDCResult(Result As DBResult, AutomaticWidths As Boolean)
               
    cAutomaticWidths = AutomaticWidths
    NumberOfColumns = Result.Columns.Size
    innerClearAll(NumberOfColumns)
   
    Dim Headers(NumberOfColumns) As String
    Dim ColumnWidths(NumberOfColumns) As Int
    Dim HeaderWidths(NumberOfColumns) As Int
    Dim DataWidths(NumberOfColumns) As Int
    Dim col, row As Int
    Dim str As String
    For col = 0 To NumberOfColumns - 1
        Headers(col) = Result.Columns.GetKeyAt(col)
        If AutomaticWidths = False Then
            ColumnWidths(col) = 130dip
            HeaderWidths(col) = 130dip
            DataWidths(col) = 130dip
        Else
            HeaderWidths(col) = cvs.MeasureStringWidth(Headers(col), Typeface.DEFAULT, cTextSize) + 8dip + cLineWidth
            DataWidths(col) = 0
           
            Dim FieldValue As Object
            For row = 0 To Result.Rows.Size - 1
                Dim Record() As Object = Result.Rows.Get(row)
                FieldValue = Record(col)
                If GetType(FieldValue) = "java.lang.String" Then
                    DataWidths(col) = Max(DataWidths(col), cvs.MeasureStringWidth(str, Typeface.DEFAULT, cTextSize) + 8dip + cLineWidth)
                End If
            Next
            ColumnWidths(col) = Max(HeaderWidths(col), DataWidths(col))
        End If
    Next
    SetHeader(Headers)
    SetColumnsWidths(ColumnWidths)
   
    For Each Record() As Object In Result.Rows
        Dim R(NumberOfColumns) As String
        Dim FieldV As String
        For col = 0 To NumberOfColumns - 1
            FieldV = Record(col)
            R(col) = FieldV
        Next
        AddRow(R)
    Next

End Sub
 

klaus

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Hi Luca
I looked to add your routine into the Table class.
Unfortunately there is a problem because the routine uses the specific DBResult Type in the Sub declaration:
Public Sub LoadRDCResult(Result As DBResult, AutomaticWidths As Boolean)

- For users not using the LoadRDCResult routine would need the Type declaration in Class_Globals
Type DBResult (Tag As Object, Columns As Map, Rows As List)
Without it, an error is raised.

- But the users using the LoadRDCResult routine already have the Type declaration somewhere else and will get an error key aleady exists.

So I don't want add the routine into the Class but copy your code in the first post.
 

LorenzoTRANSFEREX

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Hi, how can I remove all rows from a data table?
I get an error java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: length=12; index=-1 with this:

For i=Table1.Size-1 To 0 Step -1
Table1.RemoveRow(i)
Next

Thanks and congratulations for this library.
 

itgirl

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Hello, let's say i have 2 columns one for names and the other for grades , how can i sort the table by the grades from the Highest to the Lowest ?

I tried all kind of sorting but seems not working (asc - desc ) only
 

klaus

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Table1.sortTable(ColumnNumber, False)
ColumnNumber = number of the column
True = asc
False = desc

Note, that when you click on a column header this column will be sorted.
 

itgirl

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@klaus
Yeah i already tried this as well, but the column has numbers


100
101
1


and the sorting ( Table1.sortTable(ColumnNumber, False) ) or ( Table1.sortTable(ColumnNumber, True) ) return the numbers sorted as strings not as numbers from highest to lowest ...


i mean if the Grades column has

2323
22
333

after sorting i get

22
2323
333

but i need


2323
333
22
 

Mahares

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To sort by a column that is a string and has all numbers, you can use the below SQLite statement. It will sort the grades for you in the proper order:
B4X:
txt = "SELECT CAST(GRADE AS INTEGER) AS MYGRADE, NAME FROM tblGrades ORDER BY MYGRADE DESC"  
Cursor1=SQL1.ExecQuery(txt)
 

itgirl

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@ Mahares

Thank you for your reply but again that would be useful if i was using sql which im not :( im using a simple loadcsv into table
 

LucaMs

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Can you modify your csv file? IF you can set:
" 22"
" 333"
"2323"

(same lenght)

then you've solved


[UPDATED] Most likely it will be enough to right-align the column using SetCellAlignments
 
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klaus

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Try the attached project.
I added Sub sortTableNum(col As Int, dir As Boolean) a routine allowing to sort numeric values.
It includes a small csv file with a Grades column.
 

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LucaMs

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I thought there was a way to align the data in a single column; I looked at the code and it seems to me that it is possible for all columns or a single cell.

It would be useful, in that case.

[but it would be necessary to fill the values with a few spaces left]
 
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itgirl

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@klaus

OMG ur amazing with ur Libs, Examples and Codes. your example was exactly what i was talking about , thank you very much it was a great help and i learned alot from ur simple yet amazing code ;) i think it should be included in the class coz it helps alot , thank you Kalus
 

LucaMs

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Klaus,

given that in the future I'll want to add some function to your class :), I allowed myself to organize it using the Regions (as I understand it better).

Use ALT + E - O - C and see everything in blocks is very useful.
 

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klaus

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@LucaMs
This routine
'sets the cell alignment for each column each column can have a diferent alignment
'Example:'<code>'Dim alignments() As Int
'alignments = Array As Int (Bit.Or(Gravity.LEFT, Gravity.CENTER_VERTICAL), Gravity.CENTER, Bit.Or(Gravity.RIGHT, Gravity.CENTER_VERTICAL), Gravity.CENTER)
'Table1.CellAlignments(alignments)</code>
Public Sub SetCellAlignments(Alignments() As Int)
allows to set the gravity of each column.
 
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