Displaying and hiding fields in Table View

  1. In Browse mode, right-click the table column heading, and choose Table View > Modify, or click Modify in the status toolbar.
  2. In the Modify Table View dialog box:
  3. To

    Do this

    Hide fields

    Clear checkboxes for the fields you want to hide in Table View.

    Reorder columns

    Drag the Double arrow control next to a field to reorder fields in the list and in Table View.

    Display additional fields

    Click Add fields button to open the Add Fields dialog box, then choose a field to add and click OK. To choose a field in another table, choose the table from the list above the list of fields, then choose a field. To define a new field, choose Manage Database from the list.

    Remove fields you added

    Select one or more fields and click Trash button.


  • When you display existing fields that are not on the current layout in Table View, they are not added to the layout so they do not appear in any view other than Table View. Likewise, if you hide fields in Table View, fields are not removed from the layout and are visible when users view the layout in other views.
  • Fields on the current layout are marked with a lock icon Lock icon in the Modify Table View dialog box, indicating they can't be removed from the list. You can prevent these fields from displaying in Table View by clearing their checkboxes.
  • When you add fields (columns) in Table View, the style and point size of the font are determined by the layout theme's default font settings. If you want to change the font characteristics for a field, you must use Layout mode to format the field.