Choosing builders that work with tables, columns, and data layoutAdded by IBM on June 28, 2011 | Version 1 (Original)
|This topic describes builders that work with tables, columns, and data layout.
This topic describes builders that work with tables, columns, and data layout.
Table 1. Builders to work with tables, columns, and data layout
|Task||Builder you should use|
|Clean up your application by hiding columns that do not need to be displayed.||The Data Field Settings builder allows you to hide or show fields on specific pages. It uses RDD within the builder to do this so for each field you can specify labels, control types, lookup tables, formatting, validation, and much more |
|Add sorting to the columns in my table.||If you use the default base RDD file in your model, sorting is automatically selected. To change the sorting for a column, use the Data Field Settings builder and specify a field type that has the condition you want, either sorted or unsorted. |
The Data Column Modifier builder lets you modify table columns, including adding the sorting capability.
|You want to:
- Rearrange the order of the columns in a table
- Add a counter column to your table
- Change the alignment of your columns
- Add an “Edit” column for editing records in your table
- Add a “Delete” column
|Use the Layout Tools in the Design view to create and modify your page design, using right click on the Design view to use the Layout Tools options. Use Layout Grid to add a grid to the page. The Layout Row and Layout Column tools let you add rows and columns to the page. You can then select and drag columns or rows to change your page design. These actions add the Display Manager builder to your model to record the changes made to the page automation layout in the Design panel. The Display Manager builder then controls the display of those changes. |
The Data Column Modifier builder controls the tabular display of one of the "container" elements in the data being managed by a Data Page builder call. When you choose one of the available elements, the builder editor displays a table that lists all the child elements in the selected element. This table contains inputs allowing you to configure the display characteristics of each column in the table as well as adding columns and rearranging their placement.
|Modify a layout generated by a Data Page builder. ||The Data Layout builder uses a specified data layout template and layout field mapping to modify a layout generated by a Data Page builder. With this builder, you can map Data Page fields to template targets and can set field styles. |
|Create a data view that allows users to expand and collapse the data by category. This type of control is often referred to as a twisty by Domino users.||The Category View builder adds collapsible sections associated with one or more columns of categorized or sorted data. A user can click on an icon to expand and collapse displayed category data. Note that this builder requires that a column of the data contains category values.|
|Create visual grouping of data fields for display in forms.||The Data Field Merge builder lets you merge fields so that they are presented as a single field. |
The Data Hierarchy Modifier builder lets you select data from a builder such as View & Form or Data Page and create new groupings within the data structure.
|Create newspaper-style columns for form data.||The Form Layout builder lets you select form data for a page, and divide it into multiple vertical columns.|
Parent topic: Choosing builders for common tasks