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


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.




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 


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



- 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

Status changed to: Acknowledged

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

Status changed to: Investigating
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 

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

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.