Make the Header Labels Clickable and use filters
Making clickable header labels enables users to sort and filter the tables. It is essential to mark the sorted table column by placing an arrow next to the column name. This shows the order of the sorted column, whether it is ascending or descending. On the other hand, users need filtering when dealing with a large amount of data. This is possible by using a dropdown, radio buttons, or checkboxes.
Filtering is one of the most basic actions designers can add to a table to improve the usability and find-ability of data. Filtering data helps users find what they’re looking for, gain different insights, and make comparisons. It is possible to prioritize the filters based on urgency and frequency while leaving other tasks under the filter menu. By making the header clickable, users can customize the filters they want to keep. They also have complete control over the actions for the data table.
Two of the most common actions in the column header are sorting and a way to reorder the columns. If a user can sort a column, the UI must showcase a visual indicator such as an icon of two arrows pointing up and down. When clicked the table will likely need to re-load, so a loading preview will have to be implemented.