Import.io User Guide

Managing your columns

This topic describes the column management options.

Note: A different topic covers managing the data within the columns, rather than the columns themselves.

Viewing columns

The editor displays data slightly differently in the two editor views.

Data table view

In data table view, the editor displays the data in a columnar table format.

Refer to the data table view section of the editor topic for tips on scrolling and accessing all the data columns.

Webpage view

In webpage view, Import.io renders the webpage within the editor, displays the column headings bar from the data table, and displays a floating window containing the data for the currently-selected column.

Refer to the webpage view section of the editor topic for tips on scrolling and accessing all the data columns.

Adding Columns

To add a new column to your data table, perform any of the following actions:

  • In the column headings bar, click the down arrow to the right of any column name (to display the column options menu) and select Add column. The new column appears immediately to the right of the current column.
  • In the editor commands bar, click Add column. The new column appears at the far right end of the columns.

You can create a new column at any time.

Changing the column order

To change the column order, perform the following steps:

  1. In the column headings bar, hover your mouse pointer over the very top of a column name. A blue bar appears and the mouse pointer changes to a hand icon.
  2. Click and drag the column name to a new position. The columns reorder.

Renaming columns

To name or rename a column, perform the following steps:

  1. Perform one of the following actions:
    • In the column headings bar, double-click the column name.
    • In the column headings bar, click the down arrow to the right of the column name (to display the column options menu) and select Rename column.
    • In the floating data column window, click the heading.
  2. Then type the new name and press Enter.

Duplicating columns

To create a copy of the column data and insert the new column to the right of the original column, perform the following action:

  • In the column headings bar, click the down arrow to the right of any column name (to display the column options menu) and select Duplicate column. The duplicated column appears immediately to the right of the current column.

Deleting columns

To remove a column you don’t want anymore, perform any of the following actions:

  • In the column headings bar, click the down arrow to the right of the column name (to display the column options menu) and select Delete column.
  • In the floating data column window, click Delete column.