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Modifying Column Width and Order

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The highlighted information on this page refers to functionality not yet generally available. It is available only in the Preview Sandbox environment.

You can modify the width and order of the columns in your reports in the following ways:

Considerations When Modifying the Width and Order of Columns

Consider the following when temporarily resizing and ordering columns:

  • When resizing columns, the new column sizes are stored in your browser's local storage, and are saved by default. Using a different browser or clearing your cache or browsing data results in column sizes being reverted to the default. Refreshing your page keeps the changes you make to the width of the columns. 
  • When reordering columns, the order you choose is maintained only until you navigate away from the list, or you refresh the browser page. After navigating away from the list or refreshing the browser page, columns return to their default order.
  • For optimal performance, the columns you are reordering should not have more than 100 items in the list.
  • When you resize columns, your changes apply only to the view you are currently using and are visible only to you. Sharing a view with another user does not share the column sizes that you have defined.
  • After a column is resized by dragging its border to the right, the neighboring column is resized as well, except in a list of projects on the following sub-tabs:
    • Projects I'm On
    • Projects I Own
    • All projects
    In these lists, when you drag the right border of a column to the right, the column to the right of the resized column preserve its original size and the list becomes wider. 
  • You cannot move a column border past the border of the neighboring column, except in a list of projects on the following sub-tabs:
    • Projects I'm On
    • Projects I Own
    • All projects
    In these lists, you can move the right border of a column past the borders of the neighboring columns.
  • You cannot move the left border of a column past the left border of the neighboring column.
  • If you export any list to a file, the temporary order of the columns does not transfer to the exported file. The exported file displays the order of the columns in the original list, before the columns have been reordered.

For more information about exporting data from lists and reports, see "Exporting Data." 

Permanently Modifying Width and Order of Columns 

To permanently reorder columns, see the "Creating or Customizing a Standard View" section in "Creating and Customizing Views."

You can permanently modify the width of a column only by using text mode.
For more information about using text mode and permanently modifying the width of a column, see "Understanding Common Uses of Text Mode."

Temporarily Modifying Width and Order of Columns

You can drag column borders to temporarily resize columns and drag and drop columns to temporarily reorder them in most lists throughout the Workfront site. This includes reports, views, reports on dashboards, and the Gantt view.

For more information about Workfront lists, see "Viewing Items in a List.

Temporarily Resizing Columns

  1. Navigate to the list that you want to modify.
  2. Drag the border of a column until the column reaches the desired size.


Temporarily Reordering Columns

Temporarily reordering columns works differently in the Preview and Production environment. 

Temporarily Reordering Columns in the Production Environment

You cannot temporarily modify the order of columns in a list of dashboards.

You cannot modify the order of columns in lists of projects in the Projects area and tab:

  • Projects I'm On
  • Projects I Own
  • All projects

Temporarily Reordering Columns in the Preview Environment

NOTE This is temporarily unavailable in the Preview environment.

In the Preview environment, you can temporarily reorder columns in all lists except in a list of dashboards. 

Temporarily Ordering Columns

To temporarily reorder columns in all other lists: (activate this after 18.3 production)

  1. Navigate to the list you want to modify.
  2. Click a column you want to move to another location to pick the column.
  3. Drag the column into the correct location.
  4. Drop the column into the location, to move it. 

TIP This is especially useful when viewing the Gantt chart and the list view simultaneously. When viewing the Gantt chart, columns can become hidden. To view a column while the Gantt chart is displayed, simply drag the column that you want to view so that it is displayed on the left side of the page.  

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KEEP THIS till 18.3 production: Change the structure of the last section in here with the 18.3 release - this should no longer work differently in Prod and Preview.

This article last updated on 2018-09-04 15:33:53 UTC