List (record) components

You can use record list components to display raw data from a data source without performing a summation. When adding a record list to a dashboard, note that the administrator may have created a default set of columns for the viewable content. If needed, you can further modify this set of columns in your personal profile settings. For details, see "Defining a new default set of columns" below.

When viewing list components, note the following:

By default, column widths are auto-sized when a list is rendered, ensuring that all data is visible in each column. You can resize the widths to prevent horizontal scrolling, but upon refreshing the display, the columns will default back to the auto-sized width. To disable this option, clear the General tab > Columns autosizing option.

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

Columns in the display can be edited, formatted, and sorted (see the next procedure). You can also 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.

The inclusion of encoded URLs 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 either double-clicking the specific record or right-clicking the record and selecting from a menu. Either action opens the URL in your browser.

Defining a new default set of columns

For the list components of each data source, the administrator may have created a default set of columns for the viewable content. You have the option of defining a new default set based off of that one, which then takes precedence for your account.