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Pinning panels to tiles

Abstract

Check out this article and learn more details about the Pin panels to tiles function, available for users having the appropriate permissions set.

The Pin panel to tile function allows the users with possibility to add new custom tiles that open the selected panel. This function can be accessed by clicking the Pin panel to tile button available in the toolbar of each panel header.

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The Pin panel to tile button

Based on their permissions, users can add either personal tiles or shared tiles.

Adding personal tile via Pin panel to tile function
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Check out this article and learn more details about the Pin panels to tiles function, available for users having the Manage personal tiles permission enabled.

Having the Manage personal tiles permission available, enables the Pin panel to tile button of all system panels. As the Add tile option is accessed from a specific panel, after performing the necessary settings and saving them, the tile will open the selected panel.

When clicking the Pin panel to tile button a new panel is opened allowing the user to customize the new tile, as follows:

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Add personal tile to a panel view

  • Tile type - sets the type of the tile. However, if the user only has the Manage personal tiles permission enabled, the option to add a Shared tile will not be available.

    Note

    Tiles of type Personal are visible only to the currently logged in user. On the other hand, the Shared Tiles will be visible to all users, that have the assigned Tile roles.

  • Title - sets the name of the tile, displayed by the tile and the associated panel.

  • Subtitle - sets the subtitle of the tile, displayed by the tile and the associated panel.

  • Tile size - Allows the user to manually update the size of the respective Tile. The default Tile size is 1x1, which is also the minimum values, but it can be adjusted to higher values such as: 1x2, 2x1, 2x2, 3x1 and the maximum of 3x2.

  • Panel size - Allows the user to select the size of the current panel. User can selected from the available options, starting with the smallest value of xs (extra small) and ending with the highest 6xlg (6 times large).

  • Enable status - defines if the Tile is active (enabled) or inactive (disabled). A disabled Tile is grayed out in the Tiles grid.

  • Classes - Tiles can be attributed to a particular Class, which adds the respective Tile to a subcategory. The Tile classes are selected from a predefined drop-down list of class values. The appartenance of a Tile to Class, may bring along some visibility particularities of that Class (e.g. color).

  • Parameters selector section - sets further parameters to the new tile and its associated panel. The available parameter selectors, depend on the selected panel, each having its own particularities.

  • Parameters editor section - sets further parameters to the new tile and its associated panel. The parameter editor reflects the JSON structure, generated on basis of parameter selections, organised in the Parameter selector area. The user can also manually edit the JSON structure.

To preserve the changes at level of Tile properties and panel parameters, the user has to click the Save button. In order to exit the Add tile to panel view, without saving the changes, user can click the Close button.

Adding shared tile via Pin panel to tile function
Abstract

Check out this article and learn more details about the Pin panels to tiles function, available for users having the Manage shared tiles permission enabled.

Having the Manage shared tiles permission available, enables the Pin panel to tile button of all system panels. As the Add tile option is accessed from a specific panel, after performing the necessary settings and saving them, the tile will open the selected panel.

When clicking the Pin panel to tile button a new panel is opened allowing the user to customize the new tile, as follows:

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The Add shared tile to a panel view

  • Tile type - sets the type of the tile. either Personal or Shared. The selected value is highlighted in red color.

    Note

    Tiles of type Personal are visible only to the currently logged in user. On the other hand, the Shared Tiles will be visible to all users, that have the assigned Tile roles.

  • Title - sets the name of the tile, displayed by the tile and the associated panel.

  • Subtitle - sets the subtitle of the tile, displayed by the tile and the associated panel.

  • Tile size - Allows the user to manually update the size of the respective Tile. The default Tile size is 1x1, which is also the minimum values, but it can be adjusted to higher values such as: 1x2, 2x1, 2x2, 3x1 and the maximum of 3x2.

  • Panel size - Allows the user to select the size of the current panel. User can selected from the available options, starting with the smallest value of xs (extra small) and ending with the highest 6xlg (6 times large).

  • Enable status - defines if the Tile is active (enabled) or inactive (disabled). A disabled Tile is grayed out in the Tiles grid.

  • Classes - Tiles can be attributed to a particular Class, which adds the respective Tile to a subcategory. The Tile classes are selected from a predefined drop-down list of class values. The appartenance of a Tile to Class, may bring along some visibility particularities of that Class (e.g. color).

  • Parameters selector section - sets further parameters to the new tile and its associated panel. The available parameter selectors, depend on the selected panel, each having its own particularities.

  • Parameters editor section - sets further parameters to the new tile and its associated panel. The parameter editor reflects the JSON structure, generated on basis of parameter selections, organised in the Parameter selector area. The user can also manually edit the JSON structure.

To preserve the changes at level of Tile properties and panel parameters, the user has to click the Save button. In order to exit the Add tile to panel view, without saving the changes, user can click the Close button.