List (record) components

You can use record list components to show raw data from a data source without performing a summation. When adding a record list to a dashboard, the columns displayed are usually a default subset of all available data. The viewable content is created by either the administrator or by you in your personal profile settings. For details, see "Defining a default set of columns" 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.

Paging may be turned off for your user account. To toggle paging on, click the icon in the top right corner to display the paging < > icon. To turn on paging by default, your administrator must enable the setting for your user account.

Columns can be edited, formatted, and sorted. You can modify the default set of columns that display in the result. These are temporary changes specific to a single component in the display.

About encoded URLs

If your data source includes any encoded URLs, the list component presents these as active hyperlinks when you view the data in Xtraction. It's up to your administrator to add these links via the Xtraction Data Model Editor application.

Their inclusion enables you to open a specific record in its native application from Xtraction. For example, if you're looking at data in a record list that's sourced from a service desk web application, clicking an encoded URL link enables you to launch that application and view the record details within it.

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 default set of columns

For the list components of each data source, your administrator may have created a default set of columns to narrow the viewable content. Doing so imposes a global filter that specifies the columns that you can work with in any one data source.

You have the option of defining your own default set of columns from the displayed result. Your set takes precedence over a set created by your administrator. 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.