Ultimately the detail view is the “bottom” view - or the last view - of the stack.
You could think of it like this:
- First you’ve got an inline view, showing lists of records; then
- Second you’ve got a detail view, showing the details of the record you just tapped on (in the app).
So that’s really the last and finally way to view that data.
If you’re wanting to shrink things, what Bellave is suggesting is a good way to go. I often make use of this, concatenating many column’s data together into a cohesive summary - something that can be easily shown on a single line.
For instance: in a time-tracking app I have I have a table to record time entries, and for each of these I create a summary of the data for that time entry into a single field:
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