List (record) components

You can use record list components to show raw data from a data source without performing any summation. When adding a record list component to a dashboard, the columns displayed are usually a subset of all available data. The viewable content is created one of two ways:

The Xtraction administrator sets up the columns to be displayed.

You define the viewable columns in your own personal profile settings (see section below).

When viewing list components, note the following:

Column width is auto-sized when a list is rendered. By default, column widths automatically expand to fit the largest character value in a column, so that all data is visible. If a column is too wide to be displayed without horizontal scrolling, you may want to position it on the right to improve list readability. If you resize any of the columns and then refresh the view, the columns will default back to the auto-sized width.

By default, paging is turned off in a dashboard or document. To toggle paging on, click the icon in the top right corner to display the paging < > icon.

You also have the option of editing the columns that display in the result. You can do this in the List Component dialog by selecting the columns to include.

About URLs encoded in list-component source data

If your data source includes any URLs (encoded hyperlinks), then the list component presents these as active links. The Xtraction administrator creates and manages these data-source links via the Data Model Editor application.

Their inclusion enables you to follow a link to any destination. Consider this example: You may be looking at data in a record list that's sourced from a service desk. An administrator can define a URL within the relevant data source to launch the service desk web application, which enables you to analyze all available details of that record.

Links become navigable by one of two methods:

Double-clicking the specific record.

Right-clicking the record and selecting from a menu.

Either action opens the URL in your browser.

Defining a set of default columns for list-component values

For the list components of each data source, your administrator may have created a default list of columns to tailor the viewable content. This list imposes a global, primary filter specifying the columns that you can work with for any one data source. Columns excluded from the list are no longer presented for viewing, which enables you to focus your design efforts on specific data.

As a user, you have the option of defining your own set of default columns for the list-component content of a data source. By doing so, you can control the columns that display when you add a list component to a dashboard, or when you open a record list from another component.

Your set of default columns takes precedence over any set that the administrator has created. Order of precedence is as follows:

1.Columns defined by users in their own personal profiles.

2.Columns defined by the administrator.

3.The first five columns defined by the data model, where neither of the above exists.