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Configuring a Create Actions widget

A Create Actions widget displays a list of Create Actions for various Alloy Navigator objects. It allows a user to create new objects directly from the dashboard.

You specify properties of a new Create Actions widget or modify properties of an existing widget of this type using the Create Actions Widget Properties window.

NOTE: For details on initial steps of widget creation or modification, see Creating widgets or Modifying widgets.

Create Actions Widget Properties window

The Widget tab of this window contains the following fields and controls:

General section - specifies general properties of the widget:

Name - the "internal" name of the widget, which identifies it in widget lists.

Title - the widget title, which will be actually displayed in dashboards.

Allow to minimize widget - specifies whether users can minimize this widget.

Hide widget when data is not available - specifies whether the widget will be hidden if no Create Actionss are available to the user.

Action s section - allows you to manage the list of Create Actions displayed within the widget:

    • To add a Create Actions, click New, select the Action in the Select Create Action window. The Caption field is initialized with the caption of the selected Create Actions. You can keep this caption, or type in another value. Click OK.

    • To edit an entry, double-click it or select it in the list and click Edit. The Item Properties window appears. Change the properties as needed. To select another Create Actions, click Select and choose it in the Select Create Action window. Click OK.

    • To rearrange items within the widget, use the Move Up and Move Down buttons.

    • To remove a Create Actions from the widget, select it in the list and click Delete.

Display Properties section - specifies the number of lines to display in the widget:

Number of lines to display - effectively determines the widget height:

      • To limit the height of the Create Actions list, enter the number of lines to show. The widget will automatically add a scroll bar when the number of Actions in the list exceeds the specified height. The height will be reduced automatically when the number of Actions is less than the specified height.

      • To let the widget adjust its height automatically to show the entire list, click display all.

The Dashboards tab of the Create Actions Widget Properties window allows you to view the list of dashboards where the widget is used. For details, see Viewing dashboards where a widget is used.