With the Simple Table, you can very quickly add a table inside a reportThe Simple Table is a grid-like table structure that dynamically creates new rows and columns for rows returned by the Data Keys on the component.  To learn more about the Simple Table, refer to the CrossTab and Simple Tables page.

When creating an XLS file of a report that contains a Simple Table, the content in the Simple Table will be added as an editable overlay. To create an XLS file that places the data directly into cells on the spreadsheet, use a Table component instead. 

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Properties

Table Properties

PropertyDescription
Data KeyThe data key associated with this Tabular component. Should be the data key of a data source that contains rows, such as a query.
ColumnsNumber of columns.
Filter KeyA key or expression used to prune the underlying data source's rows down. If not blank, only rows for which this key expression evaluates to true will be included.
Header ColumnsNumber of Header Columns.
Header RowsNumber of Header Rows.
RowsNumber of Rows.
Style

Give the CrossTab or Simple Table a pre-configured style.

  • None
  • Classic 1 through Classic 3
  • Default
  • Elegant - with double border around the table.
  • Grid 1 through Grid 8
  • List 1 through List 6
  • Professional
  • Simple 1 through Simple 6

The Style section below shows several examples of some of the style templates you can choose from.

FillIf true, the shape will fill its space with color.
Fill ColorIf Fill is selected, the color that will fill the shape.
OpacityHow opaque the fill color is, between 0 and 1.
Stroke Style

What style of stroke or border to use: Hidden, Shape Outline, Border, or Double. To learn more about stroke styles, refer to Stroke and Fill Properties.

Stroke

Details for the chosen stroke. Each Stroke has its own properties depending on the Stroke Style chosen.

RollNumber of degrees this shape is rotated clockwise.
Scale XAmount to scale the width of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.
Scale YAmount to scale the height of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.
URL


A link to attach to this reporting component. Will be a clickable hyperlink if the report is exported as a PDF. You can use the values below to link to internal pages.

ValueDescription
Page:NextNavigates to the next page.
Page:BackNavigates to the previous page.
Page:NumberReplace "Number" with a numeral. Navigates to the specified page.

Visible

If true, the shape will be visible.
WidthWidth of this shape in pixels.
HeightHeight of this shape in pixels.
XHorizontal distance in pixels between the left edge of this shape to the left edge of the page.
YVertical distance in pixels between the upper edge of this shape to the top edge of the page.


Cell Properties

PropertyDescription
TextText to display in the shape.
Text ColorColor of the text.
Character SpacingAmount of extra spacing to add between characters. Negative spacing makes characters closer together.
Coalesce NewlinesIf true, consecutive line breaks will be merged into one.
FontFont to use for the text.
Horizontal AlignmentHorizontal Alignment for text: Left; Right; Center; Full.
Line SpacingSpacing between lines of text. 1 is single spacing, 2 is double spacing, etc.
MarginMargin between texts and bounds of shape in pixels. Format is top: left: bottom; right.
Overflow BehaviorHow text that overflows the bounds of the shape should be handled.
  • Shrink text to fit - text fits into the shape, and the font is smaller when previewed or printed.
  • Grow row - text fits into the shape, and shows when the shape is expanded, previewed, or printed.
UnderlinedIf true, use underlined text.
Vertical Alignment

Vertical alignment for text: Top; Middle; Bottom.

Date FormatFormats to use for dates in this shape.
Null FormatFormats to use for null values in this shape.
Number FormatFormats to use for numbers in this shape.
Negative in RedIf true, show negative numbers in red.
FillIf true, the shape will fill its space with color.
Fill ColorIf Fill is selected, the color that will fill the shape.
OpacityHow opaque the fill color is, between 0 and 1.
Stroke Style

What style of stroke or border to use: Hidden, Shape Outline, Border, or Double. To learn more about stroke styles, refer to Stroke and Fill Properties.

Stroke

Details for the chosen stroke. Each Stroke has its own properties depending on the Stroke Style chosen.

Show Top Divider


If true, show top divider.

Show Left Divider


If true, show left divider.

Show Bottom Divider


If true, show bottom divider.

Show Right Divider


If true, show right divider.

GroupingGrouping Key will add a row or column for each Grouping the key generates.
RadiusAmount to radius the corners of this shape.
RollNumber of degrees this shape is rotated clockwise.
Scale XAmount to scale the width of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.
Scale YAmount to scale the height of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.
URL


A link to attach to this reporting component. Will be a clickable hyperlink if the report is exported as a PDF. You can use the values below to link to internal pages.

ValueDescription
Page:NextNavigates to the next page.
Page:BackNavigates to the previous page.
Page:NumberReplace "Number" with a numeral. Navigates to the specified page.
VisibleIf true, the shape will be visible.

Width

Width of this shape in pixels.



As of 8.1.12, this property is read-only.
Height

Height of this shape in pixels.



As of 8.1.12, this property is read-only.
X

Horizontal distance in pixels between the left edge of this shape and the left edge of the page.



As of 8.1.12, this property is read-only.
Y

Vertical distance in pixels between the upper edge of this shape and the top edge of the page.



As of 8.1.12, this property is read-only.


Reserved Column Names

Besides the built-in keys for the Reporting Module's Table component, there are several reserved names that should not be used as keys for column headers. These keys are broken down into categories in the following table:

Key Type

Key

Heritage/Top LevelRunning
Heritage/Top LevelRemaining
Heritage/Top LevelUp
Aggregatetotal
Aggregateaverage
Aggregatecount
AggregatecountDeep
Aggregatemax
Aggregatemin


Example

This Simple Table shows the total number of downtime events and downtime minutes, as well as the average number of downtime minutes for each piece of equipment. The included Equipment Downtime Dataset was used for this Simple Table example.

Equipment, Duration_minutes
"Motor", 52 
"Conveyor", 154
"Palletizer", 58
"Pallet Wrapper", 251
"Motor", 33 
"Conveyor", 94 
"Palletizer", 10 
"Pallet Wrapper", 25
"Motor", 23 
"Conveyor", 60 
"Palletizer", 32
"Pallet Wrapper", 25
"Motor", 12 
"Conveyor", 33 
"Palletizer", 8
"Pallet Wrapper", 25
"Motor", 24 
"Conveyor", 124
"Palletizer", 75 
"Pallet Wrapper", 25
"Motor", 43 
"Conveyor", 51 
"Palletizer", 120
"Pallet Wrapper", 25
"Motor", 13 
"Conveyor", 36
"Palletizer",39
"Pallet Wrapper", 25
"Motor", 18 
"Conveyor", 45 
"Palletizer", 65
"Pallet Wrapper", 25

The Simple Table uses the Show Calculation property in the Key Browser and several of the Built-in Keys: 'count', 'total', and 'average.' Other properties were modified to make the column headers and row headers stand out. Double click on the cell to change the property values for that cell. The property values for this example are shown in the property list below.

PropertyValue
StyleDefault
Columns1
Header Columns1
Rows3
Column HeaderEquipment
Header in Row 1Downtime Count
Header in Row 2Total DT Duration (Min)
Header in Row 3AVG DT Duration (Min)
Header Rows Color0000D9, Bold
Header Column Color0000D9, Bold