Data grid/table component with core functionality
A data table component with headers, columns of varying widths, alternating row colors, add/delete rows, add/delete columns - very standard stuff! See Axure, PowerPoint, Confluence, etc. etc. Should be able to paste data from an Excel worksheet. An enterprise designer like me, who deals with data-rich UIs, must have this before I can consider adopting XD as my standard tool.
Seems so obvious! But I haven't found this in other suggestions, most others focus on one aspect of a table instead of core table properties. I'd love to hear I'm just missing it somehow...
Kevin Coleman commented
The current repeat grid function is too fiddly when it comes to creating and building tables. While you can start out with the repeat grid, inevitably, you need to break it out to individual objects. This makes updates such as adding or removing columns, adding / changing alternate row styles, and implementing other aspects of tables very arduous.
Ethan Danstrom commented
If you could bring the table tool from Indesign, that would be exactly what I need. That was the BEST table building tool around when I used to use it. I don't even need all the great cell-style controls or anything...just the physical layout part. For some reason it seems almost all the software design apps treat tables like some useless nerd thing...but if you are doing ANY business tool, they are incredible helpful.
Chloe B commented
Yes this including the ability to add your table as a style in the assets panel
Ditto. Table and table components would be useful for data centric applications.
Ideally the system is as simple to get started as the one in MS Word, or InDesign. In working with data rich applications its important to show some level of detail to customers. Industries such as Finance come to mind, where individual transactions matter.
Table requirements that are not easy using repeat grid:
1. Resize columns (and the rest of the table follows suit
2. Reorder columns
3. Individual Cell styling (for a selected row or cell)
4. Cut/Paste from Excel into the cells
5. Quickly make a table of X by Y cells (in under 3 seconds)
6. Update padding, spacing, borders, coloring of the whole table at once, text follows sizing
7. Edit footer and header rows
8. Saved quick styles of a table
9. Fit to group - so if I make the group bigger, the table scales properly
10. Data seeded or pulled from external source (CSV or JSON) - this is a nice to have