Table

Table component for Universal Dashboard

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.

Simple Table

A simple example with no frills. Table columns are defined from the data.

$Data = @(
@{Dessert = 'Frozen yoghurt'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Ice cream sandwich'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Eclair'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Cupcake'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Gingerbread'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
)
New-UDTable -Data $Data

Table with Custom Columns

Define custom columns for your table.

$Data = @(
@{Dessert = 'Frozen yoghurt'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Ice cream sandwich'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Eclair'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Cupcake'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Gingerbread'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
)
$Columns = @(
New-UDTableColumn -Property Dessert -Title "A Dessert"
New-UDTableColumn -Property Calories -Title Calories
New-UDTableColumn -Property Fat -Title Fat
New-UDTableColumn -Property Carbs -Title Carbs
New-UDTableColumn -Property Protein -Title Protein
)
New-UDTable -Id 'customColumnsTable' -Data $Data -Columns $Columns

Table with Custom Column Rendering

Define column rendering. Sorting and exporting still work for the table.

$Data = @(
@{Dessert = 'Frozen yoghurt'; Calories = 1; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Ice cream sandwich'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Eclair'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Cupcake'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Gingerbread'; Calories = 200; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
)
$Columns = @(
New-UDTableColumn -Property Dessert -Title Dessert -Render {
New-UDButton -Id "btn$($EventData.Dessert)" -Text "Click for Dessert!" -OnClick { Show-UDToast -Message $EventData.Dessert }
}
New-UDTableColumn -Property Calories -Title Calories
New-UDTableColumn -Property Fat -Title Fat
New-UDTableColumn -Property Carbs -Title Carbs
New-UDTableColumn -Property Protein -Title Protein
)
New-UDTable -Data $Data -Columns $Columns -Sort -Export

Table Column Width

Column width can be defined using the -Width parameter. You can also decide to truncate columns that extend past that width.

$Data = @(
@{Dessert = 'Frozen yoghurt'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Ice cream sandwich'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Eclair'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Cupcake'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Gingerbread'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
)
$Columns = @(
New-UDTableColumn -Property Dessert -Title Dessert -Render {
New-UDButton -Id "btn$($EventData.Dessert)" -Text "Click for Dessert!" -OnClick { Show-UDToast -Message $EventData.Dessert }
}
New-UDTableColumn -Property Calories -Title Calories -Width 5 -Truncate
New-UDTableColumn -Property Fat -Title Fat
New-UDTableColumn -Property Carbs -Title Carbs
New-UDTableColumn -Property Protein -Title Protein
)
New-UDTable -Data $Data -Columns $Columns -Sort

Filters

You can configure custom filters per column. The table supports text, select, fuzzy , slider, range, date , number, and autocomplete filters.

$Data = @(
@{Dessert = 'Frozen yoghurt'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Ice cream sandwich'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Eclair'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Cupcake'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Gingerbread'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
)
$Columns = @(
New-UDTableColumn -Property Dessert -Title "A Dessert" -Filter -FilterType AutoComplete
New-UDTableColumn -Property Calories -Title Calories -Filter -FilterType Range
New-UDTableColumn -Property Fat -Title Fat -Filter -FilterType Range
New-UDTableColumn -Property Carbs -Title Carbs -Filter -FilterType Range
New-UDTableColumn -Property Protein -Title Protein -Filter -FilterType Range
)
New-UDTable -Id 'customColumnsTable' -Data $Data -Columns $Columns -ShowFilter

Table with server-side processing

For a full example of server-side processing, see this blog post.

Process data on the server so you can perform paging, filtering, sorting and searching in systems like SQL.

$Columns = @(
New-UDTableColumn -Property Dessert -Title "A Dessert"
New-UDTableColumn -Property Calories -Title Calories
New-UDTableColumn -Property Fat -Title Fat
New-UDTableColumn -Property Carbs -Title Carbs
New-UDTableColumn -Property Protein -Title Protein
)
New-UDTable -Columns $Columns -LoadData {
$Query = $Body | ConvertFrom-Json
<# Query will contain
filters: []
orderBy: undefined
orderDirection: ""
page: 0
pageSize: 5
properties: (5) ["dessert", "calories", "fat", "carbs", "protein"]
search: ""
totalCount: 0
#>
@(
@{Dessert = 'Frozen yoghurt'; Calories = (Get-Random); Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Ice cream sandwich'; Calories = (Get-Random); Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Eclair'; Calories = (Get-Random); Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Cupcake'; Calories = (Get-Random); Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Gingerbread'; Calories = (Get-Random); Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
) | Out-UDTableData -Page 0 -TotalCount 5 -Properties $Query.Properties
}

Paging

By default, paging is disable and tables will grow based on how many rows of data you provide. You can enable paging by using the -ShowPagination cmdlet (alias -Paging). You can configure the page size using the -PageSize cmdlet.

$Data = @(
@{Dessert = 'Frozen yoghurt'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Ice cream sandwich'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Eclair'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Cupcake'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Gingerbread'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
)
New-UDTable -Data $Data -Paging -PageSize 2

Disable Page Size All

By default, the page size selector provides an option to show all rows. If you want to prevent users from doing this, use the -DisablePageSizeAll cmdlet.

Sorting

To enable sorting for a table, use the -ShowSort parameter. When you enable sorting, you will be able to click the table headers to sort the table by clicking the headers. By default, multi-sort is enabled. To multi-hold shift and click a column header.

$Data = @(
@{Dessert = 'Frozen yoghurt'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Ice cream sandwich'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Eclair'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Cupcake'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Gingerbread'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
)
New-UDTable -Data $Data -ShowSort

You can control which columns can be sorted by using New-UDTableColumn and -ShowSort parameter.

@{Dessert = 'Eclair'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Cupcake'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Gingerbread'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
)
$Columns = @(
New-UDTableColumn -Property Dessert -Title "A Dessert" -ShowSort
New-UDTableColumn -Property Calories -Title Calories
New-UDTableColumn -Property Fat -Title Fat
New-UDTableColumn -Property Carbs -Title Carbs -ShowSort
New-UDTableColumn -Property Protein -Title Protein -ShowSort
)
New-UDTable -Id 'customColumnsTable' -Data $Data -Columns $Columns

Disable Sort Remove

By default, the sorting of a table has 3 states. Unsorted, ascending and descending. If you would like to disable the unsorted state, use the -DisableSortRemove parameter of New-UDTable.

$Data = @(
@{Dessert = 'Frozen yoghurt'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Ice cream sandwich'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Eclair'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Cupcake'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Gingerbread'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
)
New-UDTable -Data $Data -ShowSort -DisableSortRemove

Selection

Tables support selection of rows. You can create an event handler for the OnRowSelected parameter to receive when a new row is selected or unselected or you can use Get-UDElement to retrieve the current set of selected rows.

The following example creates a table with row selection enabled. A toast is show when clicking the row or when clicking the GET Rows button.

$Data = try { get-service -ea Stop | select Name,@{n = "Status";e={ $_.Status.ToString()}},@{n = "StartupType";e={ $_.StartupType.ToString()}},@{n = "StartType";e={ $_.StartType.ToString()}} } catch {}
$Columns = @(
New-UDTableColumn -Property Name -Title "Service Name" -ShowSort -IncludeInExport -IncludeInSearch -ShowFilter -FilterType text
New-UDTableColumn -Property Status -Title Status -ShowSort -DefaultSortColumn -IncludeInExport -IncludeInSearch -ShowFilter -FilterType select
New-UDTableColumn -Property StartupType -Title StartupType -IncludeInExport -ShowFilter -FilterType select
New-UDTableColumn -Property StartType -Title StartType -IncludeInExport -ShowFilter -FilterType select
)
New-UDTable -Id 'service_table' -Data $Data -Columns $Columns -Title 'Services' -ShowSearch -ShowPagination -ShowSelection -Dense -OnRowSelection {
$Item = $EventData
Show-UDToast -Message "$($Item | out-string)"
}
New-UDButton -Text "GET Rows" -OnClick {
$value = Get-UDElement -Id "service_table"
Show-UDToast -Message "$( $value.selectedRows | Out-String )"
}
Row selection

The $EventData variable for the -OnRowSelected event will include all the columns as properties and a selected property as to whether the row was selected or unselected.

For example, the service table data would look like this.

@{
Id = 0
Name = 'AESMService',
Status = 'Running'
StartupType = 'AutomaticDelayedStart'
StartType = 'Automation'
selected = $true
}

Exporting

Tables support exporting the data within the table. You can export as CSV, XLSX, JSON or PDF. You can define which columns to include in an export and choose to export just the current page or all the data within the table.

$Data = try { get-service -ea Stop | select Name,@{n = "Status";e={ $_.Status.ToString()}},@{n = "StartupType";e={ $_.StartupType.ToString()}},@{n = "StartType";e={ $_.StartType.ToString()}} } catch {}
$Columns = @(
New-UDTableColumn -Property Name -Title "Service Name" -IncludeInExport
New-UDTableColumn -Property Status -Title Status
New-UDTableColumn -Property StartupType
New-UDTableColumn -Property StartType -IncludeInExport
)
New-UDTable -Id 'service_table' -Data $Data -Columns $Columns -Title 'Services' -ShowSearch -ShowPagination -Dense -Export

Server-Side Exporting

You can control the export functionality with a PowerShell script block. This is useful when exporting from server-side sources like SQL server tables.

In this example, I have a SQL table that contains podcasts. When exporting, you will receive information about the current state of the table to allow you to customize what data is exported.

New-UDDashboard -Title "Hello, World!" -Content {
New-UDTable -Title 'Shows' -LoadData {
$TableData = ConvertFrom-Json $Body
$OrderBy = $TableData.orderBy.field
if ($OrderBy -eq $null)
{
$OrderBy = "name"
}
$OrderDirection = $TableData.OrderDirection
if ($OrderDirection -eq $null)
{
$OrderDirection = 'asc'
}
$Where = ""
if ($TableData.Filters)
{
$Where = "WHERE "
foreach($filter in $TableData.Filters)
{
$Where += $filter.column.field + " LIKE '%" + $filter.value + "%' AND "
}
$Where += " 1 = 1"
}
$PageSize = $TableData.PageSize
# Calculate the number of rows to skip
$Offset = $TableData.Page * $PageSize
$Count = Invoke-DbaQuery -SqlInstance localhost\MSSQLSERVER -Database 'podcasts' -Query "SELECT COUNT(*) as count FROM shows $Where"
$Data = Invoke-DbaQuery -SqlInstance localhost\MSSQLSERVER -Database 'podcasts' -Query "SELECT * FROM shows $Where ORDER BY $orderBy $orderdirection OFFSET $Offset ROWS FETCH NEXT $PageSize ROWS ONLY" | ForEach-Object {
@{
name = $_.name
host = $_.host
}
}
$Data | Out-UDTableData -Page $TableData.page -TotalCount $Count.Count -Properties $TableData.properties
} -Columns @(
New-UDTableColumn -Property 'name' -Sort -Filter -Export
New-UDTableColumn -Property 'host' -Sort -Filter -Export
) -Sort -Filter -Export -OnExport {
$Query = $Body | ConvertFrom-Json
<# Query will contain
filters: []
orderBy: undefined
orderDirection: ""
page: 0
pageSize: 5
properties: (5) ["dessert", "calories", "fat", "carbs", "protein"]
search: ""
totalCount: 0
allRows: true
#>
Invoke-DbaQuery -SqlInstance localhost\MSSQLSERVER -Database 'podcasts' -Query "SELECT * FROM shows" | ForEach-Object {
@{
name = $_.name
host = $_.host
}
}
}
}

Customizing Export Options

You can decide which export options to present to your users using the -ExportOption cmdlet. The following example would only show the CSV export option.

$Data = try { get-service -ea Stop | select Name,@{n = "Status";e={ $_.Status.ToString()}},@{n = "StartupType";e={ $_.StartupType.ToString()}},@{n = "StartType";e={ $_.StartType.ToString()}} } catch {}
$Columns = @(
New-UDTableColumn -Property Name -Title "Service Name" -IncludeInExport
New-UDTableColumn -Property Status -Title Status
New-UDTableColumn -Property StartupType
New-UDTableColumn -Property StartType -IncludeInExport
)
New-UDTable -Id 'service_table' -Data $Data -Columns $Columns -Title 'Services' -ShowSearch -ShowPagination -Dense -Export -ExportOption "csv"

Customizing Labels

You can use the -TextOption parameter along with the New-UDTableTextOption cmdlet to set text fields within the table.

$Data = @(
@{Dessert = 'Frozen yoghurt'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Ice cream sandwich'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Eclair'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Cupcake'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
@{Dessert = 'Gingerbread'; Calories = 159; Fat = 6.0; Carbs = 24; Protein = 4.0}
)
$Option = New-UDTableTextOption -Search "Search all these records"
New-UDTable -Data $Data -TextOption $Option -ShowSearch

Refresh with a button

You can externally refresh a table by putting the table within a dynamic region and using Sync-UDElement.

This example creates a button to refresh the table.

New-UDDynamic -Id 'table' -Content {
$Data = Get-Service
New-UDTable -Data $Data -Paging
} -LoadingComponent {
"Loading"
}
New-UDButton -Text 'Refresh Table' -OnClick {
Sync-UDElement -Id 'table'
}

API

New-UDTable

Creates a new table.

Name

Type

Description

Required

Id

String

The ID of the component. It defaults to a random GUID.

false

Title

String

The title to show at the top of the table's card.

false

Data

Object[]

The data to put into the table.

true

LoadData

Endpoint

When using dynamic tables, this script block is called. The $Body parameter will contain a hashtable the following options: filters: @() orderBy: string orderDirection: string page: int pageSize: int properties: @() search: string totalCount: int You can use these values to perform server-side processing, like SQL queries, to improve the performance of large grids. After processing the data with these values, output the data via Out-UDTableData.

true

Columns

Hashtable[]

Defines the columns to show within the table. Use New-UDTableColumn to define these columns. If this parameter isn't specified, the properties of the data that you pass in will become the columns.

false

Sort

SwitchParameter

Whether sorting is enabled in the table.

false

Filter

SwitchParameter

Whether filtering is enabled in the table.

false

Search

SwitchParameter

Whether search is enabled in the table.

false

Export

SwitchParameter

Whether exporting is enabled within the table.

false

Paging

SwitchParameter

Whether to enable paging.

false

PageSize

int

Number of items to show in a page by default. Defaults to 5.

false

PageSizeOptions

int[]

Page size options to show in the selector. Defaults to @(5, 10, 20)

false

Dense

SwitchParameter

Enables dense padding.

false

DefaultSortDirection

string

Sets the default sort direction for the table.

false

HideToggleAllRowsSelected

SwitchParameter

Disables the toggle all rows when using selection

false

DisableMultiSelect

SwitchParameter

Disables multiple selections

false

DisablePageSizeAll

SwitchParameter

Disables the ability to show all records in a paged table.

false

New-UDTableColumn

Defines column properties for a table.

Name

Type

Description

Required

Id

String

The ID of the component. It defaults to a random GUID.

false

Property

String

The property to select from the data for this column

true

Title

String

The title to display at the top of the column. Property name is used if not specified.

false

Render

ScriptBlock

A script block that is called when rendering this column. The $_ variable will contain the current row. Return any control from this scriptblock.

false

ShowSort

Switch

Include this column in sorting.

false

ShowFilter

Switch

Include a filter for this column.

false

FilterType

string

The type of filter to display. text, select, fuzzy, slider, range, date, number, autocomplete

false

Style

Hashtable

A CSS style applied to the column

false

Width

int

The width of the column in pixels

false

IncludeInSearch

Switch

Whether to include this column when searching.

false

IncludeInExport

Switch

Whether to include this column when exporting.

false

DefaultSortColumn

Switch

This column defines the default sorting when the table is loaded.

false

Align

string

The alignment of the data in the table.

false

Truncate

Switch

Whether to truncate the text in the column if it is longer than -Width

false

SortType

string

How to sort the data within the column

false

Out-UDTableData

Returns data from the -LoadData parameter of New-UDTable.

Name

Type

Description

Required

Data

object

The data to display in the table

true

Page

int

The current page.

true

TotalCount

int

The total count of rows in the entire data set. This is not just what is passed to data.

true

Properties

string[]

Properties included in the data. Use $EventData.Properties.

true

New-UDTableTextOption

Allows for custom text in the table controls.

Name

Type

Description

Required

ExportAllCsv

string

Export all as CSV text

false

ExportCurrentViewCsv

string

Export Current View as CSV text

false

ExportAllXLSX

string

Export all as XLSX text

false

ExportCurrentViewXLSX

string

Export Current View as XLSX text

false

ExportAllPDF

string

Export all as PDF text

false

ExportCurrentViewPDF

string

Export Current View as PDF text

false

ExportAllJson

string

Export all as JSON text

false

ExportCurrentViewJson

string

Export Current View as JSON text

false

ExportFileName

string

File Name text

false

Search

string

Search {0} records... text

false

FilterSearch

string

Search {0} records... text

false