Report Viewer in Tile Mode
- Updated on 09 May 2013
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The report viewer can be configured to display report information in a multitude of ways. This gives the user freedom to choose a view that is appropriate for the situation and information. Tile Mode is an easy to read way of grouping and viewing the information contained in the report.
The goal of this example is to:
Create a new report.
Display the report information in Tile mode.
Change the default grouping for the report.
To begin, navigate to a Designer Folder and click the Create Report button and select the Create Report option. In the resulting New Report pop-up window, give the report a name and click CREATE .
In the Data Sources section, expand the Data Sources > Common , and drag an Entity Data Source into the Sources list.
Next, add the desired columns to the report. UnderData Fields , select Entity Name , Entity Type Short Name , and Created On Date option and they will display the workspace.
There are no special configurations to be made to use Tile Mode viewing, so the report is now complete. Save it and close the Report Viewer .
In the portal, click the Run Report option from the report’s Actions menu.
When the Report Viewer opens, it is displayed in the default grid mode. Select the View Mode: Tiles icon.
To view the information contained in the report in tile format, select the settings gear button and select View Mode: Tiles.
Notice a Group By menu bar is now visible at the top of the page. This allows the user to choose the method they wish to group the information contained in the report.
Clicking on one of the other grouping options will change the way the information is displayed.
Clicking on any of the individual tiles will open a separate window with detailed information regarding the individual entities.