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Data Explorer Application Settings

With Data Explorer in Author Mode, you can:
  • Change the general appearance of the colors, icons, and labels in Data Explorer using CSS skins.
  • Change the layout of each individual table when it is first selected (that is, you can determine if Grid, Form, or Child tabs will be used).
  • Create refined custom defined layouts.
For more information about Data Explorer in Author Mode, see Author Mode.

Set the Default Table and Layout Arrangement

You can select the default starting table and the default layout arrangement for the each selected table, such as Main Grid, Form Window, and Child Grid.

The following image shows the Application Settings window General tab. To view this window, in Data Explorer, from the Tools menu, select App Settings, General tab.

Define the Look and Feel of Data Explorer

You can change the look and feel of the Data Explorer by uploading a new set of css values. The attached dataexplorererskin.css sample skin is included. You can create a new skin an upload the new css file. Refresh your Data Explorer to see the new skin take effect. The following image shows the Application Settings window Skins tab. To view this window, in Data Explorer, from the Tools menu, select App Settings, Skins tab.

Add Links and Define the Layout for a Table

You can create a new named link and a specific layout for a selected table. Enter a new name 'Add New Link' and select an Active Table. You can control which panes display (Left Grid, Scalar Form, and (tab) Child Grid). The following image shows the Application Settings window Linking tab. To view this window, in Data Explorer, from the Tools menu, select App Settings, Linking tab.

You can access the new link from the Default menu.