I think it is not possible to select a new row, refresh the data or do anything with a table when the component it is in is hidden, or the table itself is hidden. Am I wrong and if not, are you planning to work on this? I ran into this problem already a couple of times and it would be amazing to find a workaround for this!
Hey @valeska - I'm not able to manipulate a table when it's hidden either. However, I tested with a .selectRow() call, and it looks like it works with the table hidden as long as the 'Maintain space when hidden' setting is enabled (hit the slider next to Appearance to open the options):
I'm not sure if it's by design, but seems to allow my test to work with the table hidden. Possibly a workaround for you?