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Differences between New and Classic experiences for grids

Introduced in 2023.1

The New Experience for data grids is faster, allows previewing linked objects, and is easier to customize than the Classic Experience. This document lists the differences between two experiences and explains how to switch between them.

To switch between New and Classic experiences, use the New Experience toggle above the data grid.

Let's delve into the benefits and limitations of each experience, helping you make an informed decision for your data management needs.

New Experience features

The New Experience introduces a range of features that enhance speed, customization, and real-time updates for data views. Its main advantages are:

  • Higher performance: On average, the new grids outperform the classic ones by 150-200%. In certain scenarios, the performance gain can reach an impressive 300%. This enhanced performance ensures a smoother and more responsive user experience, allowing you to work with data more efficiently.

  • Real-time updates: Stay informed with up-to-the-minute information as data views are automatically updated every 10 seconds. This means that any changes made to the underlying data will be reflected in your views without delay, ensuring you have the most current and accurate data at your fingertips.

  • Drag-and-drop customization: The New Experience offers a user-friendly approach to customization. Using intuitive drag-and-drop functionality, you can easily customize the layout of your data views and organize the information in a way that suits your specific needs and preferences. Whether it's rearranging columns, resizing elements, or repositioning components, the drag-and-drop customization feature allows for effortless personalization.

  • Intuitive filter builder: Quickly filter your data using the new filter builder, which offers embedded date range filters. This intuitive interface simplifies the process of refining and narrowing down your data. With a few clicks, you can create precise filters that help you focus on the data that matters most to you.

  • Combined SQL queries and filters: Combine SQL queries with regular filters to perform complex data manipulations. This means you can leverage the power of SQL to perform advanced data manipulations alongside the convenience of standard filters. Whether you need to perform complex data retrievals or run custom analysis, the ability to integrate SQL queries with filters provides you with a robust tool-set for data exploration and analysis.

  • Preview linked objects: Gain deeper insights by previewing linked objects directly from your data views. This feature enables you to explore the connections and relationships between different data points, enhancing your understanding and analysis of the data.

  • Real-time customization feedback: The New Experience provides instant feedback on customization changes. As you make adjustments to the layout and configuration of your data views, you can visualize the changes in real-time. This allows you to see how your customizations affect the presentation and organization of the data, ensuring that you achieve the desired layout and visual representation.

  • Multi-row selection: Working with multiple rows of data is more efficient in the New Experience. You can select multiple rows from different pages within your data view, making tasks like exporting data, performing bulk updates, or running workflow actions much easier. This feature streamlines your workflow, saving you time and effort when working with large datasets.

  • Easy sharing of views: Collaboration and knowledge sharing are simplified with the New Experience's easy sharing capabilities. You can instantly share views with all technicians, enabling seamless communication and collaboration on data analysis and insights.

Classic Experience features

While the Classic Experience may not offer all the new bells and whistles, it still provides some notable features for data views that are not yet available in the New Experience. The features unique to the Classic Experience are:

  • Conditional formatting: Customize the appearance of your data based on specific conditions, allowing for enhanced data visualization by providing visual cues and highlighting important information.

  • Shared views based on security roles: Access shared views based on user membership in security roles. This feature ensures that users can collaborate effectively while maintaining data access control.

  • Quick filter: Easily filter and narrow down data based on specific criteria. This is a quick and convenient way to focus on relevant records without the need for complex filter configurations.

  • Display records in multiple rows: View records in a multi-row format, optimizing screen space and facilitating efficient data browsing. This can be particularly useful when dealing with datasets that have a hierarchical or multi-level structure, allowing for a more organized and structured data view.

  • Field previews: Get a sneak peek of specific fields without having to navigate to the full record, saving time and improving usability.

  • Borderless design: Enjoy a clean and borderless interface providing a cleaner and more streamlined visual presentation of the data. This can be particularly useful when working with large datasets or when a minimalistic design is desired.

  • Hierarchical grids: Benefit from hierarchical grids for managing complex organizational and location structures, simplifying navigation and data organization.

In conclusion, both the New Experience and Classic Experience offer distinct advantages when it comes to data views. The New Experience shines with its impressive performance, real-time updates, customizable layout, and the ability to preview linked objects. On the other hand, the Classic Experience retains familiar features like conditional formatting, shared views based on security roles, and hierarchical grids.

If you're looking for a faster and more customizable experience with real-time updates and the convenience of previewing linked objects, the New Experience is the way to go. However, if you rely heavily on conditional formatting, need the flexibility of shared views based on security roles, or work with hierarchical data structures, the Classic Experience still has its merits.

Ultimately, the choice between the two experiences depends on your specific requirements and preferences. Feel free to explore both options and determine which one best suits your needs.