I am fairly new to python and am trying to create a table for work. At the moment I use a paper based system with 11 columns. I wanted to see if I could replicate my table in python 3.1.1 The column names are:
1. RMA number
2. Customer
3. Product detail
4. Serial number(s)
5. Date received
6. Fault code
7. Warranty y/n
8. Loan unit out
9. Loan unit in
10. Date returned
11. Invoice + value.

Your help is greatly appreciated

You can expand on something like this ...


Python31 includes the Tkinter Tile extension ttk.

Ttk comes with 17 widgets, 11 of which already exist in Tkinter:
Button, Checkbutton, Entry, Frame, Label, LabelFrame, Menubutton,
PanedWindow, Radiobutton, Scale and Scrollbar

The 6 new widget classes are:
Combobox, Notebook, Progressbar, Separator, Sizegrip and Treeview

For additional info see the Python31 manual:

Here the TreeView widget is configured as a multi-column listbox
with adjustable column width and column-header-click sorting.

Tested with Python 3.1.1 and Tkinter 8.5

import tkinter as tk
import tkinter.font as tkFont
import tkinter.ttk as ttk

class McListBox(object):
    """use a ttk.TreeView as a multicolumn ListBox"""
    def __init__(self):
        self.tree = None

    def _setup_widgets(self):
        s = """\
click on header to sort by that column
to change width of column drag boundary
        msg = ttk.Label(wraplength="4i", justify="left", anchor="n",
            padding=(10, 2, 10, 6), text=s)

        container = ttk.Frame()
        container.pack(fill='both', expand=True)

        # create a treeview with dual scrollbars
        self.tree = ttk.Treeview(columns=car_header, show="headings")
        vsb = ttk.Scrollbar(orient="vertical",
        hsb = ttk.Scrollbar(orient="horizontal",
        self.tree.grid(column=0, row=0, sticky='nsew', in_=container)
        vsb.grid(column=1, row=0, sticky='ns', in_=container)
        hsb.grid(column=0, row=1, sticky='ew', in_=container)

        container.grid_columnconfigure(0, weight=1)
        container.grid_rowconfigure(0, weight=1)

    def _build_tree(self):
        for col in car_header:
            self.tree.heading(col, text=col.title(),
                command=lambda c=col: sortby(self.tree, c, 0))
            # adjust the column's width to the header string

        for item in car_list:
            self.tree.insert('', 'end', values=item)
            # adjust column's width if necessary to fit each value
            for ix, val in enumerate(item):
                col_w = tkFont.Font().measure(val)
                if self.tree.column(car_header[ix],width=None)<col_w:
                    self.tree.column(car_header[ix], width=col_w)

def sortby(tree, col, descending):
    """sort tree contents when a column header is clicked on"""
    # grab values to sort
    data = [(tree.set(child, col), child) \
        for child in tree.get_children('')]
    # if the data to be sorted is numeric change to float
    #data =  change_numeric(data)
    # now sort the data in place
    for ix, item in enumerate(data):
        tree.move(item[1], '', ix)
    # switch the heading so it will sort in the opposite direction
    tree.heading(col, command=lambda col=col: sortby(tree, col, \
        int(not descending)))

# the test data ...
car_header = ['car', 'repair']
car_list = [
('Hyundai', 'brakes') ,
('Honda', 'light') ,
('Lexus', 'battery') ,
('Benz', 'wiper') ,
('Ford', 'tire') ,
('Chevy', 'air') ,
('Chrysler', 'piston') ,
('Toyota', 'brake pedal') ,
('BMW', 'seat')

root = tk.Tk()
root.wm_title("multicolumn ListBox")
mc_listbox = McListBox()
commented: Nice widget demo +5
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