Dataset Preview

The dataset preview is a functionality present in workspace, in cockpit and in BIRT report that will manage to get a preview of the selected dataset and parameter.

Dataset preview structure

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Fig. 667 Dataset preview example screenshot.

As you can see in the example, in the dataset preview you can see the dataset columns highlighted with different colors depending on the data type. Same data type columns will share the same color.

For every column you will be able to read the column name and the column type inside the column header. At the bottom a pagination will appear if needed.

For some specific dataset the export bar will also be available. If the selected dataset supports this functionality a bar will appear at the top of the dialog. Clicking the buttons inside you will be able to download the preview in the selected format.

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Fig. 668 Dataset export bar.

Dataset preview export

Clicking on the export button, or if the default for that preview is set to download, an exportation process will start in background.

After the process is over a notification badge will appear on the downloads menu icon.

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Fig. 669 Download notification badge.

Inside workspace

Inside workspace you can access the dataset preview clicking on the preview button like in the example below.

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Fig. 670 How to access workspace preview.

Inside cockpit

Inside cockpit you can find the dataset preview settings in the following widget configuration:
  • Table widget
  • Chart widget
  • Html widget

Opening the widget settings the cross tab will be available, with the cross-navigation and preview functionalities.

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Fig. 671 Preview navigation configuration.

Enabling the preview toggle you will have the possibility to choose which dataset will be show in preview.

If some dataset parameters are set, those will be visibile in the list below. It’possible to set the parameter’s value in different ways depending on the selected widget.

Selecting Direct download checkbox will allow the user to export directly the preview result on interaction. The download will be available as a common preview export inside downloads menu.