Dataform Views

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Dataform views allow you to control the way information is presented in the Dataform activity. In order for a Dataform activity to be active, a default view must be defined. By default, there is no limit to the number of views you can apply to a single Dataform activity (although your administrator can limit the max number of views).

Views management

Dataform views list

  • Visible - the visibility option controls the accessibility of specific Dataform view. There are three different visibility options:
    • open eye – all users have access the Dataform activity and the view is available on the view menu.
    • eye in brackets – all users have access the Dataform activity but the view will not be accessible from the view menu.
    • closed eye – Only managers can access this view
  • Default (D) - default view, checking this box will make the view your default view. You must set a default view in order for the Dataform activity to be accessible.
  • Force Edit (E) - by checking this box you set the defualt view for editing purposes.
  • Force More (M)
  • Filter
  • Edit
  • Duplicate
  • Reset - reset the view to its default settings.

View types


Two dimensional view where each entery is presented in a table cell. This view allows you to control the number of columns and raws that will be displayed on a single page.

Extended Grid

An extention to the grid view that allows you to add your own header and footer before and after repeated table entry.


The most common view, this view presents information in a table. The tabular view is useful both for editing and display purposes.


This view allows you to set duration interval according to which the information is displayed. You can group the information by certain field tag or rating and you can control the the number of entries to be displayed on each page. This view is particularly useful for content display.



Please refer to the import section.