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Multicolumn / Table Control Settings

Add a control to display a container of two or more columns from which other controls display.

Control Description

The Multicolumn / Table control adds a layout element with two or more columns. Drag and place other controls into any of the columns to display them to the width of the Multicolumn / Table control column.

Specify the width of each column in colspan HTML attribute settings. The total of all colspan attribute settings must be divisible by 12. The control contains two columns of six (6) colspan HTML attribute setting each by default.

This control is only available for the following Screen types:

See Screen Types.

Add the Control to a ProcessMaker Screen

Your ProcessMaker user account or group membership must have the following permissions to add a control to a ProcessMaker Screen unless your user account has the Make this user a Super Admin setting selected:

  • Screens: Edit Screens

  • Screens: View Screens

See the ProcessMaker Screens permissions or ask your ProcessMaker Administrator for assistance.

Follow these steps to add this control to the ProcessMaker Screen:

  1. Create a new ProcessMaker Screen or click the Edit iconto edit the selected Screen. The ProcessMaker Screen is in Design mode.

  2. View the ProcessMaker Screen page to which to add the control.

  3. Locate the Multicolumn / Table iconin the panel to the left of the Screen Builder canvas.

  4. Drag the Multicolumn / Table icon into the Screen Builder canvas. Existing controls on the Screens Builder canvas adjust positioning based on where you drag the control.

  5. Place into the Screen Builder canvas where you want the control to display on the ProcessMaker Screen.

  6. Configure the Multicolumn / Table control. See Settings.

  7. Drag and place others controls into a column. Configure and validate each control's settings.

Below is a Multicolumn / Table control in Preview mode.

Multicolumn / Table control that contains other controls in Preview mode

Move the Control on the Page

Your ProcessMaker user account or group membership must have the following permissions to move a control in a ProcessMaker Screen page unless your user account has the Make this user a Super Admin setting selected:

  • Screens: Edit Screens

  • Screens: View Screens

See the ProcessMaker Screens permissions or ask your ProcessMaker Administrator for assistance.

After adding a control to a ProcessMaker Screen page, you may move it to another location on that page such that it is above or below other controls placed on that page. Consider when moving this control that it contains other controls. A control cannot be moved to another ProcessMaker Screen page.

Follow these steps to move a control to another location on that ProcessMaker Screen page:

  1. Place your cursor anywhere on the control not displaying the Duplicate Controlor Delete Controlbuttons.

  2. Hold your cursor, then drag the control above or below other controls on that ProcessMaker Screen page. Screen Builder previews where the control would display on the page based on how you position the control above or below other controls. If the control cannot be placed in a location because your cursor is above an existing control or too far to the left or right of the page, theicon displays in the preview.

  3. Place the control at the location on the page you want it. The other control(s) on the page automatically adjust position.

Copy the Control with its Settings

Your ProcessMaker user account or group membership must have the following permissions to copy a control in a ProcessMaker Screen unless your user account has the Make this user a Super Admin setting selected:

  • Screens: Edit Screens

  • Screens: View Screens

See the ProcessMaker Screens permissions or ask your ProcessMaker Administrator for assistance.

Copying a control also copies the current settings of that control. The copied control displays below other controls placed on that ProcessMaker Screen page.

Follow these steps to copy a control:

  1. Select the control to be copied.

  2. Click the Duplicate Control button. The control copies with its current settings, and then displays below other controls placed on that page.

Delete the Control from a ProcessMaker Screen

Your ProcessMaker user account or group membership must have the following permissions to delete a control from a ProcessMaker Screen unless your user account has the Make this user a Super Admin setting selected:

  • Screens: Edit Screens

  • Screens: View Screens

See the ProcessMaker Screens permissions or ask your ProcessMaker Administrator for assistance.

Deleting a control deletes configuration for that control as well as any controls placed into the Multicolumn / Table control. If you add another control, it will have default settings.

Follow these steps to delete a control from a ProcessMaker Screen page:

  1. Select the control to be deleted.

  2. Click the Delete button. The control deletes. Other controls on that ProcessMaker Screen page adjust their locations automatically.

Settings

Your user account or group membership must have the following permissions to edit a ProcessMaker Screen control:

  • Screens: Edit Screens

  • Screens: View Screens

See the ProcessMaker Screens permissions or ask your ProcessMaker Administrator for assistance.

The Multicolumn / Table control has the following panels that contain settings:

Configuration Panel Settings

Click the control while in Design mode, and then click the Configuration panel that is on the right-side of the Screen Builder canvas.

Below is the setting for the Multicolumn / Table control in the Configuration panel:

Column Width

Specify the column width for each column in the control. Add each column and its width specification in the order they are to display from left to right in the control. Specify the width of each column in colspan HTML attribute settings. The total of all colspan attribute settings must be divisible by 12. The control contains two columns of six (6) colspan HTML attribute setting each by default.

Use the Show in Json Format toggle to display these settings in JSON.

Each option has the following settings:

  • Column: Column is the internal designation for the column that only the form designer views at design time.

  • Colspan: Colspan is the width of the column in colspan HTML attribute settings.

  • Remove: Click the Removeicon to remove the column.

Follow these steps to add a column and specify its width:

  1. Click Add Column from below the Column Width setting. The Add New Column screen displays.

  2. In the Column Width setting, enter the width of the column (as described above).

  3. Click OK. The column displays below the existing columns in Column Width.

Design Panel Settings

Click the control while in Design mode, and then click the Design panel that is on the right-side of the Screen Builder canvas.

Below are settings for the Multicolumn / Table control in the Design panel:

Text Color

Select the text color that displays for this control. Optionally, click the Clear Color Selection option to remove the selected color.

Background Color

Select the background color that displays for this control. Optionally, click the Clear Color Selection option to remove the selected color.

Advanced Panel Settings

Click the control while in Design mode, and then click the Advanced panel that is on the right-side of the Screen Builder canvas.

Below are settings for the Multicolumn / Table control in the Advanced panel:

Visibility Rule

Specify an expression that indicates the condition(s) under which this control displays. See Expression Syntax Components for "Visibility Rule" Control Settings. If this setting does not have an expression, then this control displays by default.

To make this control hidden until another control contains a value, enter the Variable Name setting value of that control to this control's Visibility Rule setting.

CSS Selector Name

Enter the value to represent this control in custom CSS syntax when in Custom CSS mode. As a best practice, use the same CSS Selector Name value on different controls of the same type to apply the same custom CSS style to all those controls.

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