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functionality to cut the connection between a linked table and the main table

https://community.jmp.com/t5/Discussions/linked-data-table-how-to-cut-the-quot-link-quot/m-p/573180#...

 

Summary Tables and Subsets have an option to "link" the new table to the original data table.

"Data views" have such a link enabled by default.

hogi_0-1669301883143.png

 

Cool:

Row Selections and changes to the values are automatically linked between the tables.

 

But sometimes one needs to remove such a link 
- to add additional rows to the main table

- edit entries in the columns which were used for summary grouping

- to rename columns of the linked table

...

 

my wish: 

remove the link via right click on 

hogi_1-1669301883132.png

and click on a command like "cut the link".

 

workarounds:

- generate a (100%) subset of the linked table and delete the linked table itself

- a Links cannot be saved, so, one can save the tables, close both tables and open the "linked" table again - without the link.

 

more wishes submitted by  hogi_2-1702196401638.png

4 Comments
Status changed to: Acknowledged

Hi @hogi, thank you for your suggestion! We have captured your request and will take it under consideration.

mia_stephens
Staff
Status changed to: Investigating
 
hogi
Level XI

Another application for an easily accessible function to cut the link between data tables:

If plots are exported as Interactive HTML files, they get significantly larger if they are linked to another table,
see this comment by @John_Powell_JMP 

https://community.jmp.com/t5/Discussions/interactive-HTML-file-size/m-p/596368/highlight/true#M80004 


Cutting the link can reduce the file size from several MB to 1.5MB (minimum size due to interactive HTML overhead?).


hogi
Level XI

Another application:

  • pre-select a subset of a data table and click on data view to get a short overview (definitely the fastest way to get it
  • ah, there are 2 more rows which I don't need, just mark them and delete the rows
    ARGH !! - there is a protection shield due to the link to the original data table.
    hogi_0-1675408529668.png