The Table Editor includes an interface for fine-tuning the formatting and content of each column — the Column Information dialog. This can be accessed via the “Add Column” and “Edit Column” buttons or by double-clicking on any row in the Table Editor.
The Column Information dialog is shown below:
This dialog’s functions are described below:
You can give a column the name of your choice by typing the desired name in this field.
Pro tip: FlowJo will use the gating path as a header for each column (which can be long and cumbersome). You can give the column a more practical name by entering a Column heading (“Test Column” the above figure). This is also helpful when creating formulas.
Define as a Control:
Enabling this checkbox will lock the value from the first sample or first iteration of samples, and won’t update it. This is useful if you want to show a control value next to each experimental value for visual clarity.
Enabling this checkbox displays the values in the column in the final table; disabling this checkbox will hide the values in the column. Hiding values might be useful if you are using an intermediate column that will feed some output into another column that has a formula, and you don’t wish to display the intermediate values.
For more information about the Table Editor, please see: