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Tutorial: Data Table

Use the Data Table to view and edit your data in a tabular format. You can access the Data Table from the main toolbar by clicking on the Data button.

Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Data Table fundamentals
  • Views/View Filters
  • Mass updater
  • Exporter

After clicking on the Data button, you will be able to select the inventory layer you wish to view. These layers can vary depending on your subscription level so in this article we’re going to keep things simple and focus on trees although the Data Table will look and function the same across all layers.

Upon opening the Data Table, the most recently edited trees will populate the chart first. You can click on any header row field name, for example Tree Id, and the Data Table will sort that column in descending order. Click it a second time and it will sort it in ascending order. You can also edit your features by simply clicking on the cell you wish to edit. All updates made in the Data Table are made in real time and save automatically so you don’t have to worry about saving your work. It is important to remember that the Data Table is dynamic. This means that whatever trees are displaying on your map will reflect in the Data Table as well. This allows you to view, edit and export your data in a seamless manner.


Views will help you create, manage and apply workflow templates, or views, to increase your efficiency. They allow you to select the data fields you want to display in the Data Table as well sort your columns based on your project needs.


Mass updating trees can be done directly from the Data Table. While only Admins have access to this tool, it’s an easy way to make mass changes with a few clicks. Warning: mass updates cannot be undone. Always double check your work prior to applying any changes. Please reach out to support@planitgeo.com if you encounter any mishaps.

Zoom To

This feature allows you to quickly zoom out on the map and get a birds eye view of your trees. Additionally, if you are trying to zoom back in and find the exact location of a specific tree, you can click on the ‘Zoom To’ icon which is the first column in the Data Table.


  1. Delete: quickly and easily delete trees. Just like with the mass updater, any deleted trees cannot be undone.
  2. Highlight: check the box next to any tree and watch TreePlotter™ make other trees transparent while highlighting your tree of interest. This feature can be handy when printing maps.
  3. Export: you can export a csv or shapefile of your tree data that only includes the columns visible in your Data Table.

Known limitations:

  • The Data Table can only display up to 150 records at a time.

Next steps:

  • How To: Create and manage your views
  • How To: Use the mass updater
Updated on May 16, 2023

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