General settings

The general display settings are used to customize the appearance of the report.

In the Inforiver toolbar, navigate to the Home ribbon. The Display option is available in the 'Actions' section. Clicking on this option will open up the Display side panel.

1. Toolbar

The toolbar option allows you to change the color of the toolbar to 'Light' or 'Dark'. In the example, the color of the toolbar is set to Dark and the changes are reflected in the toolbar at the top and the side panel.

2. Canvas

The canvas section contains options to set the overall appearance of the report.

  • Theme

  • Background

  • Text

  • Header Text

i) Theme

The theme option lets you change the theme of the Inforiver visual to 'Light' or 'Dark'. In the example, the Dark theme is chosen.

ii) Background

You can change the background color of the canvas using this option.

iii) Text

You can change the color of the text/values in the visual using this option.

iv) Header text

You can change the color of the header text in the visual using this option.

3. Outline

This option allows you to set the outline for the visual. If you enable this option, a color picker is enabled. The color picker allows you to select the color of the outline. We have set a blue outline for the grid below.

4. Row highlight

This option allows you to highlight the rows in the report. The various row highlight options are:

  • Row Hover

  • Row Alternate

  • Row Alternate Contrast

  • Row Alternate Flashy

  • Off

i) Row hover

Highlights the row upon hovering over them. If you enable this option, the following options are displayed:

Row text color - This option allows you to set the text color of the row on hover

Row background color - This option allows you to set the background color of the row on hover

In the image below, the row text color is set to blue, and the row background color to grey on hover.

ii) Row alternate - Highlights alternate rows. All of the row highlight options are customized with predefined colors. By default, all the tables are configured with the 'Row alternate' highlight option. If you enable this option, the following options are displayed:

Odd row - This option allows you to set the color of the odd rows

Even row - This option allows you to set the color of the even rows

The row alternate highlight is shown in the below image.

iii) Row alternate contrast - Highlights the odd and even rows with contrasting color shades by default. If you enable this option, the Odd row and Even row options are displayed.

iv) Row alternate flashy - Highlights the odd and even rows with flashy color shades. If you enable this option, the Odd row and Even row options are displayed.

You can remove the row highlight by selecting the 'off' option from the drop-down.

Enable the Measure Only Highlight option to remove the highlight from the categories and highlight just the measures.

5. Gridlines

i) Major gridlines

Use this option to set major gridlines for the parent rows in the visual. You can select from the following values:

  • Single - This option will insert a single gridline to the parent rows

  • Double - This option will insert a double gridline to the parent rows

  • Off - This option will turn off the major gridlines

If the 'Single' or 'Double' option is selected for the major gridlines, then a color picker is enabled. Using the color picker, you can customize the color of the single/double major gridlines.

In the below example, 'Double' major gridlines are inserted and their colors are set to blue.

If 'Off' is selected, the major gridlines will not be displayed. This option is set to 'Off' by default.

ii) Minor gridlines

You can add Horizontal, Header, and Vertical properties for minor gridlines.

Horizontal

This option lets you set the horizontal gridlines for child rows. You can select from the following options:

  • Solid lines

  • Dashed lines

  • Off

If the 'Solid Lines' or 'Dashed Lines' option is selected for the horizontal gridlines, then a color picker is enabled. Using the color picker, you can customize the color of the single/double horizontal gridlines. You can also set the number of rows to skip between 2 consecutive lines.

In the example, 'Solid' horizontal gridlines are inserted and their colors are set to red. 1 row is skipped between lines.

Skip lines

This option allows you to set the minor grid line gap between the rows.

The minimum and maximum skip line values are 1 and 10 respectively.

This option lets you insert gridlines for the column headers. If this option is enabled, then a color picker option becomes available next to it. Using the color picker option you can customize the color of the header gridline.

The color of the header gridline is the same as that of the horizontal gridlines by default.

If you change the color of the header gridline, the color of the horizontal gridlines also gets changed accordingly.

Vertical

This option lets you insert vertical lines between columns. You can select from the following options:

  • Solid - This option will insert solid vertical lines to the right of each column.

  • Off - This option will turn off the vertical lines

If the 'Solid lines' option is selected for the vertical lines, a color picker option is enabled. Using the color picker you can customize the color of the solid vertical lines.

In the example, Solid vertical gridlines are inserted and their colors are set to red.

6. Table padding

This option allows you to insert spacing/padding for the table from the top, bottom, left, and right. Any padding applied will reflect in PDF exports.

The minimum and maximum padding values are 0 and 100 respectively.

7. Custom date format

You can set a specific date format for hierarchical date dimensions in rows or columns. Enable the Custom Date Format option to select the format from the Date category dropdown. This option can be used for flat date hierarchies and Power BI date hierarchies.

You can specify individual formats for year, quarter, month, and day. Expand the Valid formats information box to browse through the list of date formats supported in Inforiver.

In this section, we covered the general display settings. Navigate to the next section to learn more about hierarchy settings.

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