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Data table


ClassPropertyColor token
.bx--data-table-headertext color$text-01
.bx--data-table theadbackground-color$ui-03
.bx--table-header-labeltext color$text-01
.bx--data-table tbodybackground-color$ui-01
.bx--data-table tdtext color$text-02
.bx--batch-actions .bx--btntext-color$text-04

Interactive states

ClassPropertyColor token
.bx--data-table tr:hover tdbackground-color$hover-row
.bx--data-table td:hovertext color$text-01
.bx--data-table td:focusborder$focus
.bx--data-table--selected tdtext color$text-01
.bx--batch-actions .bx--btn:hoverbackground color$hover-primary

Style options

Specific styling on the data table component can be toggled on/off based on user or team preference.

Row dividers, zebra striping, & table border

If zebra striping is turned off, you must have row dividers.

Data table: row styling

Data table with various row styling


ClassFont-size (px/rem)Font-weightType token
.bx--data-table-header18 / 1.125Regular / 400$heading-03
.bx--table-header-label14 / 0.875SemiBold / 600$heading-01
.bx--data-table td14 / 0.875Regular / 400$body-short-01


Tables are a configurable and customizable component. Designers can pick and choose certain elements and interactions.

Row sizes

Short and Default are offered as user preferences that can be accessed from the table settings menu.

Row sizes are customizable. The column header row .bx--data-table thead should always match the row size of the table. Tall row heights are only recommended if your data is expected to have 2 lines of content in a single row.

ClassSizeRow Height (px/rem)
.bx--data-table--compactCompact24 / 1.5
.bx--data-table--shortShort32 / 2
.bx--data-table trDefault48 / 3
.bx--data-table--tallTall64 / 4
Data table: row styling

Data table: varying row sizes


The basic table style is the required base from which tables can be developed. Basic tables are composed of a header row followed by rows of data below. At a minimum, tables require three or more columns.

Column widths can vary by content and only requires a minimum spacing between columns.

ClassPropertypx / remSpacing token
.bx--data-table-headermargin-bottom16 / 1$spacing-05
.bx--table-sort-v2__iconpadding8 / 0.5$spacing-03
.bx--data-table td:first-of-type
.bx--data-table td:last-of-type
padding-left, padding-right16 / 1$spacing-05


After the simple table structure, tables can be enhanced by adding any of the following: selectable rows, expanding rows, nested tables, row menus, table batch actions, overall table menu, and/or table filter.

ClassPropertypx / remSpacing token
.bx--table-toolbarheight48 / 3
.bx--table-toolbar--smallheight32 / 2
.bx--table-expand-v2__svgheight16 / 1
.bx--checkbox-appearanceheight, width20 / 1.25

Structure and spacing measurements for a basic and an enhanced data table | px / rem

Spacing betweenPropertypx / remSpacing token
Columnspadding16 /1$spacing-05


ClassPropertypx/remSpacing token
.bx--toolbar-actionheight, width48 / 3
.bx--toolbarmargin-top, margin-bottom16 / 1$spacing-05
.bx--toolbar-action--smallheight, width32 / 2
.bx--toolbar--smallmargin-top, margin-bottom8 / 0.5$spacing-03

Structure and spacing measurements for toolbar icons | px / rem