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App item view

App items can be displayed as tiles or as a table. If statuses are set up for the app, its items can also be displayed as a Kanban board. You can choose the view when creating the app or change it later in the top right corner of the app page.

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The default settings of the table or tiles is set up by the Administrator.

Later any user can change these settings for their account. For instance, the user can select the app item properties and their number, sort rows and tiles by parameters, change tiles’ size, etc. Read more about it in Table settings and Tiles settings.

Let's take a closer look at each of the app item view options.

Table view

If you select this view table, app items will be displayed as a customizable table. Items with overdue business process tasks are marked with a red dot.

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To change a column’s width, drag the margin to the right of its name until it’s the right size.

Table settings

You can specify which properties will be shown in the table and sort items by a parameter.

To customize the table, click the gear blue icon  in the top right corner of the app’s page and select Table settings.

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The table settings window will open.

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  • Show properties. Select the item properties which you want to be displayed in the table. To do so, click the plus icon next to the property’s name. To delete a property from the list, click the minus icon.
  • Sort. Choose the parameter to sort items by from the list. Then specify if the items need to be sorted in ascending or descending order.

Click Save to apply all your changes.

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Tiles view

If you select this view  tiles, items will be displayed as tiles with a certain set of fields. Items with overdue business process tasks are marked with a red dot.

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Tile settings

You can set up the tile size and sort tiles by a parameter. You can also add or remove system information.

To do that, click the gear blue icon  in the top right corner of the app page and select Tile settings.

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The tile settings window will open.

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  • Size. Choose the tile size (Large, Medium, or Small).
  • Sort. Choose the parameter to sort items by. Then specify if the items need to be sorted in ascending or descending order.
  • If you check the Show system information box, the item’s tile will also show the user who created the item and the date it was created.
  • Item’s fields. Here you can select additional fields to be displayed on a tile. Click +Field and select an app field from the list.

Click Save to apply all your changes.

Kanban board view

If statuses are set up for the app, its items can also be displayed as a Kanban board. To view all items that are assigned a certain status, click the name of the column on the Kanban board. A new window will open, and the app items will be presented as a table. Read more about using this view in the Kanban board article.

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Search and filters

No matter which view you select, you can search for items in an app.

The search bar at the top of the window displays the total number of items in the app and the number of items with overdue tasks.

The default search parameter is the Name field. To use other parameters, for example, to find items with overdue tasks, click the filter-icon icon in the search bar.

The Search by parameters window will open. You can search for items using:

  • Main fields of the item.
  • Tasks associated with the item.
  • System fields.

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You can select one parameter or several at the same time. If you are going to use the same search parameters multiple times, you can save them as a filter.

For fields of the Users and App types, you can check the Empty box to find items in which this field is not filled out.

Moreover, you can use the Search by parameters window to find deleted app items. To do that, in the upper right corner of the form, click the Removed link.

Read more about using search in apps in the Search and filters article.

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