A simple grid is a one-field grid that presents the field data with rectangular bars that allows selection. It can be presented either horizontally or vertically.
Together with Dynamic Filter Control, it is particularly useful if you wish to control other views with the field data in the simple grid.
The following is a list of the fields in the View Properties box in the dashboard designer. There are some required fields to be set for each created view.
The View Properties fields vary in different charts. Below are the basic properties in the View Properties box.
|View Type||Type of chart, table or view.||Yes|
|Title||Name of the view.||No|
|Dataset||The data used for the chart, table or view.||Yes|
|Subset||Partial data from a dataset used for the chart, table or view.||Yes|
|Field||The field to be displayed in the grid.||Yes|
|Sort||Defines the field to sort the values to be displayed.||No|
|Direction||Displays the field either horizontally or vertically (default).||Yes|
The dataset and subset data derive from Datasets module. Choose the right chart from the View Type and data points to build a view.
The other property fields are available to enhance the view. Below are the other properties in the View Properties box for the simple grid.
|Controlled By||Links dashboard controls to the view.
One or more controls can be added to affect the data displayed on the view.
|Select to Control||Allows a selection made in the view to set the value of a control. Other views which are dependent on that control will then update accordingly.||Empty|
|Margins||Allows adjusting margins and padding between charts and grid.||Default settings|
|Advanced||Add a special CSS class, data script and/or layout overview to the view.||Empty|
The values in the Simple Grid view act as radio buttons that controls the content in the other view. To unselect the value in the Simple Grid, click on the value again.