The Table DAT lets you hand-edit or create a table of rows and columns of cells, each cell containing a text string. A "table" is one of the two forms of DATs (the other being simply lines of "free-form" text via the Text DAT).
In the Table DAT's viewer you can add rows and columns and type text into any cell of its node viewer. When a Table DAT has its Viewer Active on, right-mouse click on a cell to modify the table's structure, use the <Tab> key to jump to the next cell, and the up/down arrow keys to navigate to adjacent cells.
You can also put strings into table cells using something like
op('table1')[2,'select'] = 'yes', or append rows using
.appendRow() in python. See also the Script DAT.
The Table DAT can also can load a table from a
.dat file on disk or on the web. Use
http:// when specifying a table on the internet. The text will be converted into tab-delimited tables.
/edit - Clicking this opens a text editor to add/edit/delete text from the DAT.
/file - The filesystem path and name of the file to load. Accepts
Reload File button
/reload - When set to 1, reloads the file into the DAT.
Remove Blank Lines checkbox
/removeblank - When enabled, do not convert blank lines into empty rows when loading files.
Exact Dimensions checkbox
/dims - When enabled, lets you define the exact number of rows and columns of the Table DAT via the
/cols parameter. When you enable this, it will not destroy any existing rows or columns.
/rows - Defines the number of rows in the table.
/cols - Defines the number of columns in the table.
Legacy Tscript Commands
ls -l -T >nodetable
-T to any command will cause the redirected output to create a Table DAT instead of a Text DAT. Example that creates a 2-row table:
echo -T abc > dat1 echo -T def >> dat1