Report Viewer in Tile Mode

Last Updated: 08/17/2016 Introduced in Verision: 2.0

Note: this applies to the Decisions 3.2 and older versions.

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:

  1. Create a new report.
  2. Display the report information in Tile mode.
  3. 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 Ok.



In the Toolbox Panel, expand the Data Sources > Common, and drag an Entity Data Source into the Sources list.


Next, add the desired columns to the report.  Expand the Entity Data Source component and drag an Entity Name, Entity Type Short Name, and Created On Date option into 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.  


The information contained in the report is displayed in tile format. 

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 on 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.




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