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The Tabular Config Files Display (available since 2015.01 build 57350) can show a list of configuration files (csv and dbf) that are used to configure the selected locations, parameters and qualifiers.The configuration files can be displayed using a table viewer with sorting, filtering and column hiding functionality. This display is also accessible using the F12 debug menu


To use the  TabularConfigFilesDisplay  viewer, configure it as <explorerTask> in Explorer.xml. For example:

		<explorerTask name="Tabular ConfigFiles Display">
			<predefinedDisplay>tabular config files display</predefinedDisplay>	
			<accelerator>ctrl L</accelerator>


Displaying Content

To display the data a location has to be selected in the Data Viewer. After selecting a location a list of configuration files will be displayed. The content of the first configuration file will be shown by default. Selecting another file will display its content.

Only configuration files in .csv or .dbf format can be displayed. If the locations are configured in .xml, the file will not be shown in the display.


The table can be sorted by clicking on a column header. Clicking one extra time on the same column header toggles the direction or deselects the sort column header. When multiple column headers have been sorted on, tiny indices indicate which is the order in which the columns are sorted. In the popup menu the Undo sort option quickly deselects all selected sort columns.


Tables can be filtered by double clicking on a cell entry. Only records with the same entry for the selected column will be displayed. The selected entry will be highlighted (blue). Double clicking another entry will expand the filter. To undo the filtering the highlighted column has to be double clicked again.

Column hiding

In case not all columns should be visible, right clicking on a value will show the "Set column visibility" menu. This allows a user to select or deselect columns that should be visible (at least one column has to remain visible). These settings will be stored in the user settings and will remain available after FEWS was restarted.


Show modified values

Since 2017.02 it's possible to show modfied files in tabular config files that have been applied by modifiers. By checking the "Show changed values" checkbox all values that have been changed by modifiers will get a blue background color. A tooltip will display the unmodified value. The modified values can be exported to CSV using the export button.



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