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Combo Box

Combo box enables you to filter the items based on single or multiple items selection in the dropdown list. To bind a combo box, a minimum requirement of 1 column is needed.

Combobox

How to configure table data to combo box?

The following procedure explains the data configuration of the Combo box:

  1. Drag and drop the Combo Box widget from the tool box into design panel and resize into your required size. You can find the widget in tool box by search.

Combobox

  1. Click the Data Source button in the configuration panel.

Data button

  1. Click the CREATE NEW button to launch a new connection from the connection type panel.

Data source button

  1. In the connection type panel, click any one (Here, the Microsoft Excel Connection type is selected for demonstration) of the listed connection type button shown.

Data source list

  1. In the NEW DATA SOURCE configuration panel, fill the connection type and related details. Click the Preview & Connect button.

Connect button

  1. Drag your preferred table or view from the left pane from the data design view, click the Save button.

Virtual table

  1. Click the Properties button in the configuration panel, property pane opens.

Designer properties

  1. Now, switch to the ASSIGN DATA tab.

Data tab

  1. The ASSIGN DATA tab will be opened with the available measures and dimensions from the connected data source.

Assign data

Adding Values

You can add the Measures or Dimensions to the Columns section by dragging and dropping the required column.

Configure Combobox

Sorting data

Define the Sort of the dropped column through the Sort option in the Settings dropdown menu. For more details, refer to the Sort.

Sorting

Filtering data

Define filter criteria through the Filter(s) menu item in the Settings drop down menu. For more details, refer to the filter.

Filtering

Clear the filters by selecting the Show All Records in the Settings dropdown menu.

How to format combo box?

You can format the combo box for a better illustration of the view that you require through the settings available in the Properties tab. This pane can be opened from the design view by clicking the Settings icon at the top right corner of the widget.

General Settings

General Settings

Name

This allows you to set the title for this combo box widget.

Subtitle

This allows you to set the subtitle for this combo box widget.

Description

This allows you to set the brief explanation about this combo box widget.

Basic Settings

Basic Settings

Enable Multi-select

Enable Multi-Select allows you to select the one or more items in the dropdown list.

Single Selection

Single Selection

Multiple Selection

You can able to select the multiple items in the combo box.

Multiple Selection

All - This allows you to select or unselect all the items in the combo box.

Multiple Selection All

Allow Filter

This allows you to enable a filter box for easy filtering of data.

Filter

Filter

Act as Master Widget

This allows you to define this combo box widget as a master widget such that its filter action can be made to listen by other widgets in the dashboard.

Ignore Filter Actions

This allows you to define this combo box widget to ignore responding to the filter actions applied on other widgets in dashboard.

Enable Hierarchical Filtering

Using this option, you can enable or disable hierarchical top N filtering. While applying the Top N filter with multiple dimension columns, the data returned can be customized based on whether the filtering needs to be done as flat or based on the hierarchy of dimension columns added.

When Enable Hierarchical Filtering is enabled, the Top N will be applied for each individual column separately based on the number set for each column.

Container Appearance

Container Appearance

Title Alignment

This allows you to handle the alignment of widget title to either left, center, or right.

Title Color

This allows you to apply the text color to the widget title.

Title Auto Font Size

On enabling Auto Font Size, the font size of the title will be adjusted automatically if the resolution of the screen varies.

Font Size

This allows you to apply the specified size of the font to the widget title if the Title Auto Font Size is disabled. Value can be between 10 and 44.

Subtitle Auto Font Size

On enabling Auto Font Size, the font size of the subtitle will be adjusted automatically if the resolution of the screen varies.

Font Size

This allows you to apply the specified size of the font to the widget title if the Subtitle Auto Font Size is disabled. Value can be between 10 and 32.

Show Border

This allows you to toggle the visibility of border surrounding the widget.

Corner Radius

This allows you to apply the specified radius to the widget corners if the Show Border is enabled. Value can be between 0 and 10.

Background Color

This allows you to set the background color to the combo box widget.

Transparency

This property allows you to specifies the transparency for the background color.

Container actions

Container Actions

Show Header

This allows you to enable or disable the widget title of the combo box widget.

Enable Comments

This allows you to enable or disable comment for the dashboard widget. For more details, refer to this link.