Layout options

Inforiver offers two major types of layout options - Table layouts and Measure layouts. Each of these comes with its own set of variations and can be used together in a single layout.

The Table Layout lets you determine how categories in rows need to be displayed.

The Measure Layouts give you flexibility specifically with respect to how measures are displayed.

1. Table layouts

a. Hierarchy

By default, Inforiver delivers data in a hierarchical, expand/collapse-enabled format.

When you select the Layout item from the menu, you will notice the selection defaulted to 'Hierarchy'.

Changing this selection helps you modify the report layouts to the other types listed below.

b. Outline

The outline layout shows the row categories in individual columns.

By default, the 'ruler' is also enabled for this layout. The ruler is used to easily resize rows and columns as you do in spreadsheets, and to select a specific column. You can hide the ruler by de-selecting the ruler icon on the toolbar.

c. Table

The table option shows categories in a tabular format, without any expand-collapse hierarchies for rows. Note that the hierarchy expand/collapse option is available for columns (Quarter-Month).

d. Stepped

The stepped layout is similar to the outline layout in that each category is listed in a column. The difference is in the availability of a separate total row for each branch of the hierarchy.

e. Drilldown

The drill down layout lets you explore one branch at a time in the hierarchy. This is also an ideal option when you have a huge volume of rows.

2. Measure layouts

The default Measure layout is used in all the Table layouts listed above.

a. In rows

When you change this to 'In rows', the measures are displayed as shown below.

To re-order rows while using Measure in rows layout, you can click on row gripper and drag the rows to be re-ordered. Another way to do this is via the ‘Manage rows’ popup screen. Click on the gripper and drag and drop the measures as desired.

b. In columns

When you change this to 'In columns', the measures are displayed above the column hierarchy categories.

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