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I'm converting an older unresponsive site to replace a data table with a more responsive view.

Let's say the table has 10 rows of 8 columns at its maximum view.
In the medium view, I'd like to only show the first 5 columns.
In the small view, only the first 3 columns.

I was planning on using css grid to lay up the data, however I'm not sure that this behaviour is possible using this method.
Any idea or tips?

Thanks,
Geoff
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I haven't tried this yet, but perhaps I could create three 'grouping' grid columns in a container and each of these columns could contain a grid with the columns required to be shown at each breakpoint.
First column would contain a 3-column grid for the first three columns, second one would have the next two columns and the third one would contain the last 3 columns. Can the grouping columns be switched off at breakpoints, along with the data that would be in them?
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You might investigate the new visibility setting under layout tools. I can create a 3 column grid at the lower breakpoints and then add more columns at upper breakpoints in the grid editor. I can then either set display to "none" or choose to set the visibility to "hidden" of any of the columns which may be what you want ?
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Thanks! That works fine.
I ended up with a container with 3 grid columns at the lowest breakpoint and additional columns at higher breakpoints. I added a container into each of these grid columns with a different class selector for each breakpoint setting and then set display:none for the upper container classes at lower breakpoint settings.

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