Tabular views show a tabular list of each type of information (devices, links, hosts, etc.) that is being viewed. An example of a tabular view (the Device View) is shown below:
You can make your own tabular view by following this tutorial.
At the top of every tabular view, there is a header that displays the network component you are viewing, with how many of that component is connected. In this example, we are seeing devices, and there are 25 of them in total.
On the right, there is an area for control buttons. On all views, there is a refresh button.
Refresh: All table views auto-refresh every two seconds. Click this button to toggle auto-refresh off and on again.
The body of the table is scrollable so you can view all components on the network. Your browser's Find/Search capabilities work in the view, so if you want to quickly find something in the table you can use Cmd-F (Mac) or Ctrl-F (Windows).
While the client is waiting for the server to respond, a loading wheel will appear. The loading wheel appears upon the first time the client requests the information from the server and if it takes longer than 500ms for the server to send a response. It will disappear once there is a server response.
The column headers for each section in the table are sortable. Once any header is clicked on, table will be sorted in ascending order and an icon will appear indicating the sorting direction.
If the same table header is clicked on again, then the sorting direction will reverse and the table will be sorted in descending order by that header. The icon will change to indicate the new sorting direction.
You can toggle between ascending and descending on most headers.
Each row in the table represents one of the components you are viewing. When a new component is added or updated the row will flash yellow, as shown below.
If there are no components of that type, then an "empty table" will be displayed instead. The example below is the Intent View, with no intents: