U4-134 - Tabular Document Types

Created by Morten Christensen 06 Aug 2012, 13:46:48 Updated by Shannon Deminick 21 Jun 2017, 07:57:25

Is duplicated by: U4-660

Subtask of: U4-112

Hides children of content and adds a dashboard on the top content node (the container) with a list view (with sort, filter, search support)


Dirk De Grave 17 Aug 2012, 09:57:10

Does this mean all type of child content, even if content is of multiple content type? Can we optionally specify what types of content to be shown/not to be shown?

Suppose I've got a multi level category structure. Each category can have both category and news items! Can I specify to only hide news items, but still show lower lowel category nodes?

esunxray 17 Aug 2012, 11:59:25

I agree with Dirk De Grave

esunxray 20 Aug 2012, 02:15:29

My new idea about tabular data. For most of my sites, A lot of content nodes have some child nodes need to be shown as tree, other child nodes need to be shown as tabular style. So I suggest that when user set Allowed childnodes, add a option to set which allowed childnodes need to show as tabuar style. This way is more flexible and useful.

esunxray 20 Aug 2012, 22:48:05

There is better way to do this. You just need to set News as Tabular data no need to set Category as Tabular data. By this way, if one Category node has both Category nodes and News nodes as its children. You can let child Category nodes list at left tree view and child News nodes be shown at right as tabular table.

This way is slight different with original way that Niels Hartvig proposed. By his way, you should set Category as Tabular, then all child nodes includes both child Category nodes and child News nodes only can be list at tabular table.

So, I think my way is more flexible than original way. because it can give user a choice: Show some child nodes(like child Category nodes) at left tree if you don't want it be shown as tabular table.

esunxray 22 Aug 2012, 06:36:47

Or change logic slightly. Let All TDC show in tree even if they are children nodes of any TDC node.

esunxray 10 Sep 2012, 09:53:25

The Media should be the same as Content. Let some type like Folder type list in the tree, other show as tabular

Casey Neehouse 19 Sep 2012, 09:47:26

A thought on this... Since we are still using xml, in cases where archives are used, the usage of date folders or alpha folders actually increase performance of the content rendering as the items are pre-grouped. removing this will of course add processing overhead when filtering content on such groupings, as each node will need to be processed. Not a game changer, but a thought.

esunxray 29 Oct 2012, 07:37:51

Where is Tabular Document Types?

Sebastiaan Janssen 02 Nov 2012, 09:18:22

With the progress of the new UI ("Belle") it makes much more sense to build the document type changes into that as opposed to spending much time now to change the current interface and database.

Jeroen Breuer 10 Jun 2013, 23:46:25

Maybe this issue should be updated since belle is coming closer.

Shannon Deminick 21 Jun 2017, 07:57:25

Closing issue due to inactivity - see blog post for details https://umbraco.com/blog/issue-tracker-cleanup/

Priority: Normal

Type: Task

State: Closed

Assignee: Niels Hartvig

Difficulty: Normal


Backwards Compatible: True

Fix Submitted:

Affected versions: 4.10.0

Due in version:


Story Points: