Understand quick view layouts

Understand quick view layouts in list report for browser

A layout is the structure that you assign to a report. It decides what part of the content goes where. It makes your application visually organized and comprehensible. The reports in Zoho Creator can be set in suitable layouts that best provides you with insights. It equips you with a certain level of ability to customize the way your records are organized in your report.

There are two views to a report: quick view and detail view. Both these views can be assigned with layouts that clearly present the data in that particular view. To have your report appear in a certain structure, you must determine the layout while building your application. The layout that you select is what reflects when you access the report. The fields and records are arranged in a manner that provides proper insights to the data collected.

Quick view layouts

Quick view of list report provides you with a few predefined layouts from which you can select an appropriate structure. The selected layout enables you to map the form fields to the appropriate positions, and also specify the alignment of the records in the report. For instance, if you have selected the tabular list report layout for an employee profile report in an employee management application, the field labels are in the header row and the records are listed in the subsequent rows. You can sort and group the records and hide and show columns.

Layout properties

Selecting a layout enables you to structure the fields and field values. Besides you can also set certain properties to the overall layout. In list report's tabular layout, you will be able to freeze the first and second columns. On freezing column, the report will behave in such a way that on scrolling from left to right, the columns remain visible while the subsequent columns move out of sight.

  • If the records in the list report are grouped, freeze column property cannot be applied. However, if grouping is removed the configured property for freezing column becomes functional. 

The layout types can be largely classified into tabular and non-tabular. Tabular layout presents records in a table kind of format, with fields in the header row and their respective field values below. Non-tabular layouts facilitate concise, summaries of records, displaying selective field values in a card like pattern.

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