A view is a table or list that displays selected data from application records, usually in a predefined sorted order. Your email inbox is an example of a view.
The view editor allows the developer to create any number of different views. Views show only the fields the developer selects, can filter records to only those that match a specified field value criteria, and can be set to display to only certain application Roles.
An App Designer can access the Views Dashboard, where they can create and edit App Builder views, by clicking on the Views button from the left side navigator.
The views dashboard shows all available views for the current application. An App Designer can create and update them from here.
Each view tile also has the following buttons:
|Click on a Tile||Info Panel – Displays the right side information panel, with summary information about the currently selected view.|
|Delete – Deletes the form from the application.|
|Edit – Opens the form in the Form Editor|
Creating a New View
To create a new view, click on the + New View button at the top of the View Dashboard.
|New View Dialog|
|View Name||Enter the name of the new view.|
|Description||Enter a description for the form, help clarify its purpose.|
|Select Form||Select the form whose records should display in this new view.|
|Click to close the dialog and cancel the new form creation.|
|Click to close the dialog, create the new form, and be taken to the form designer with the new form loaded.|
|Below are links to articles that cover how to design views in the View Editor:|
|Views: Editing Views|
|Below is the link to the view building part of the Building an Expense Reports App tutorial series:|
|Part 7 – Views|