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Why can't I type into a data table?

You can't type into tables if the section has been submitted, or if you type text in a number field.

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Written by Trevor Register
Updated over a week ago

Entering text into a data table

Cells in data tables are configured as numbers or text. If you type text into a cell configured for numbers only, you'll get an error message telling you to enter a number:

The Fix

Click on the Column options (the three dots on the right of the column), then select Column Settings.

Check the Allow Text Data box, then click Done.

A text column will not have a Units/Variable area at the top of the column.

Data Table in a Locked Section

If a section is locked, students won't be able to enter data into a data table within that section.

The Fix

The instructor will need to unlock the section for students to make any further edits.

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