The Data Tables tool can open several linked data tables at once. This allows you to select items in several tables with one click.
For example, designing a strut may require opening one data table on section properties, and another one on safe loads. Although each data table contains different information, the items in all tables are similar.
When you select an item in one table, the same item is also selected in the linked data tables, as long as the selection meets the search criteria that you have set for the linked data tables. This means that by selecting one item, you can return information to your calculations from several different data tables.