If you need to display the information in a compact way, use the tile view. Especially it is handy for displaying records with images.

In many cases the presentation via Tile Views is far more compact than via traditional tables – displaying 16 tiles takes 80% of screen space, while table barely fits to 300%. Please also note that tile views better adapt to small screens of tablets and phones.

To create a Tile View, select the Tile option from the list of view types and click Next. The system will display the Tile View form comprising the following sections:


Enter a name of a new tile view.


The Notes field can hold any developer’s comments that need to be kept for this view. The comments will be visible in the Setup mode only.

Show In Menu

Leave this option checked if the view should be displayed in the menu.


Enter a category name if you want to group view under a category.

Highlight Color

Select a color to highlight this view in the list displayed in the menu.


This option allows to select an icon for a view. You have a choice of 900+ icons covering various subjects – actions, brands, file types, symbols, animals and a lot more. The Search box above will help you to narrow down the list of choices.

In the User mode the icon will appear to the left of the View name listed in the left menu of the table.


If you want to restrict access to the view for your users basing on their roles, select the Restrict access right by role checkbox and choose what roles will have access to this particular view.


The Matching section is intended to set the filter criteria for the records that will be displayed in the view.

  • If you want to include all records into the view, select All records.
  • If you want to filter records according to certain criteria, select Only records that meet certain criteria. With the help of drop-down lists below create the rules according to which records will be filtered.
  • If you want to enter a custom formula, select Custom formula and add the formula into the expanded field.


The Sorting section is intended to set the sorting order for the records in this view.

  • If you want to sort records by default settings, select Default sorting. Moreover, there is the Edit Default Sorting button allowing to change sorting of the Default View.
  • If you want to set a specific sorting order, select Custom sorting. Use the expanded drop-down lists to define sorting criterion and order.


In the Images field specify the column where the images are stored.


In the Header field select the column comprising data that will be displayed as a header.


In the Subheader field select the column comprising data that will be displayed as a subheader.


The Details section allows you to select which columns data will be displayed as details under the subheader.

  • If you want to use the default set of columns, select Default columns. In this case the Edit Default Columns button will be displayed. It allows to select and reorder columns of the Default View.
  • If you want to use a specific set of columns for the new view, select Custom columns. The system will expand a form to select the necessary columns. In the Search Available Columns field type-in a column name and select this column in the field below. After that click Add (Tip: Hold CTRL to select multiple columns or deselect a selection). Use the group of buttons to the right of the form to change the order of columns in the tile view.

The Advanced options section is intended to specify additional options:

Tile Width

Specify Tile Width (Narrow – 4 tiles in a row, Medium – 3 tiles in a row, Wide – 2 tiles in a row).

Allowed actions

From the Allowed actions list select what actions will be applicable to the tile view records and the corresponding New, View, Edit or Delete buttons will be displayed in this tile view. If you plan to delete many records at a time, use the Mass Delete option. As with other mass-actions, when the Mass Delete is checked, TeamDesk renders the Delete button in a view's header and checkboxes to mark the records.

Rows to display

In the Rows to display field you can specify the number of rows that will be shown in the tile view (use whole numbers only).

Row Colorization

If you want to highlight certain tiles, select the Colorization Formula checkbox and enter the formula into the expanded field. The details are expounded in the View Colorization item.

Enable Embedding

This option allows you to copy/paste simple HTML snippet to embed a view on your website page. More details are described here Embedding Option for Views.


When the Help text property is filled in, a view page displays small dropdown titled Help just under the tab bar. On user’s click it extends toward the bottom displaying the text you’ve typed.

When finished, click Save to create a new view; click Cancel to discard changes.

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