Did You Know? – Shortview

Did you know that, when using a multi-column layout in a dashboard, most columns will only display if you’ve checked the “Show this column when on a Dashboard” on the column’s “Advanced Options” tab?

show-col-on-dash

If not, checking this box forces the column to present in the report. While you’re at it, you can create a custom column label for the column here.

show-col-on-dash-custom-label

But what if you are operating in text mode? Controlling these two fields is as follows:

displayname=Sick New Data
shortview=true

And if you’re using “Shared Columns (How To Video)“, make sure that you have Shortview defined for each column in the text mode as follows:

column.1.shortview=true
column.2.shortview=true
column.3.shortview=true
column.4.shortview=true

One more thing. When sharing columns, the first column’s “displayname” value takes precedent.

column.1.displayname=Sick New Field
column.2.displayname=Some Other Field
column.3.displayname=This or That
column.4.displayname=Whatever

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