Arsen Gyulgazyan Arsen Gyulgazyan - 23 days ago 16
Java Question

What is the best way to create a data table in android?

I would like to create a table which is filled by data from DB. I know that it is possible to create a dynamic table using TableLayout but I'm not sure that it's the best solution im my case.

Here is an example of what I want to create(the first table on the page).

Answer

I'll give you my inputs on this.

If your data is limited and you are sure to display all of it in a single screen in a presentable manner, then yes, a TableLayout will suffice.

However, in a real world, flexibility counts so you should always consider the possibility that your data may expand in the future. Keeping that in mind, you should use a ListView or a RecyclerView in this case. Define a base layout for each row of your list or recycler view and then connect the data from your database to this view using a suitable adapter.

For starters: https://developer.android.com/training/material/lists-cards.html

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