Map

Map view type’s settings are similar to Tile view with one exception. Map view requires a column of the Location type to display pins on the map at specified position. Upon clicking the pin the data is displayed as the pop-up card structured the same way as the tile in the tile view.

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

Name

Enter a name of a new map view.

Notes

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.

Category

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.

Access

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.



Filter

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.

Ask the User

If the Ask Columns option is activated, the dropdown with column names will be shown. You can choose the columns that will be applied as filters in this view.


Sorting

The Sorting section is intended to set the sorting order for the records in the new 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 criteria and order.
  • Also, you can click on the Edit Default Sorting button and change the Default View sorting option.

Location

Map view requires a column of the Location type to display pins on the map at specified position. Upon clicking the pin the system displays the data as the pop-up card.

Cluster pins

Cluster pins option activates marker clusters to display a large number of markers on a map. The number on a cluster indicates how many markers it contains. Please, notice that as you zoom into any of the cluster locations, the number on the cluster decreases, and you begin to see the individual markers on the map. Zooming out of the map consolidates the markers into clusters again.

Image

In the Images field specify the column where the images are stored. This image will be shown on the pop-up card.

Header

In the Header field select the column comprising data that will be displayed as a header on the pop-up card.

Subheader

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

Details

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 on the map view pop-up card.

The Advanced options section is intended to specify additional options:

Map type

This option allows to specify a map type – Roads , Terrain , Satellite or Hybrid.

Allowed actions

From the Allowed actions list select what actions will be applicable to the table view records and the correspondent New, View, Edit or Delete buttons will be displayed in this table view. Moreover there is the Inline Edit option, check it to allow inline edit mode per table 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 pins that will be shown on the map view (use whole numbers only).

Row Colorization

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

Enable RSS feed

Select the Enable RSS feed checkbox if you want to enable an RSS feed for the view.

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. Moreover, for Map View you should obtain API key from Google. So, if you want to show Map View on your website, you can apply for API key with standard Google license: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key


Help

When the Help text property is filled in, a view page displays small drop down 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 save changes or click Cancel to discard.

Next: Editing Existing Views