Create Cards to Display Tabular Data
In this guided path, you will learn how to create cards to display tabular data. Appspace has a selection of Table card templates that makes it easy for you to display information and data in a table grid that will look great onscreen.
Table card highlights include:
- Manually insert data or upload a spreadsheet into the table.
- Configure the total number of rows and columns to display.
- Automatic scrolling or paging of data in the table.
Before you begin, ensure that you have the following prerequisites met:
- You will need Author permissions as a minimum for a channel.
- Author permissions gives you the ability to create content for a channel.
- Author permissions are granted by a Publisher of that channel.
Create your Table card
Start by creating a card based on a template, then populate the card with data.
To create a Table card, simply follow the steps below.
Create a card
Click on Create Card from the Quick Action menu to begin.
Select a Table card template
To specifically view only Table card templates, select Table from the Filter by template dropdown at the left. Pick one of the table card templates that you’d like to use.
Give your table a title
Provide an appropriate title for the type of data you want to display. As an example, if you are displaying a summary of top performing products by sales volume, the title could simply be Top Product Sales.
Add a logo and customize your banner color
You also have the choice of adding your logo and setting the color of your banner. Click on the color picker to select a color for your banner, and then simply drag and drop your logo file to the Logo drop zone.
Once you set your logo and banner, you choose how you want to position them in your card layout. You have the following options:
- Top right
- Top left
- Bottom right
- Bottom left
If you do not have a logo, you can just leave it blank.
Enter your data
Click on the button to enter your data manually, or you can upload a spreadsheet to automatically fill in the data into the table. Once your data has been entered into the table, click on the Save button.
Format the text in your table
You can further apply formatting to the table itself. Formatting options include the following:
- Header text styling
- Row text styling
- Row height
- Number of rows to show per page
- Automatically set the column width or distribute columns equally
Set the table's transition mode
In addition to the base formatting options, you can also set how the the table displays a large data set that goes beyond a single page. There are two options listed under Page Transition that you can choose:
- Continuous scrolling: Continuously scroll the table rows to show all data from start to finish, then repeat.
- Page-by-page: Automatically transition from one page to the next to show all data, then repeat.
You can also set the Page Duration value which determines how long a single page is displayed before it transitions.
Confirm your card layout
Once you have confirmed the look and feel of your card layout, click on Next to proceed to the next part.
To the next part
Now that you have created the card layout that can be displayed on TV screens and tablets, the next step is to provide the value-added long format articles that can be read on mobile devices.
Provide your card title and article
With your card layout created, you will then need to enter a title for your card, with the option to add an article.
Entering a card title is the only mandatory step. Others are optional, but add value.
Provide a card title
In the Title field at the top, enter a title to describe your new card.
Provide an article (optional)
If you would like to provide more details in a longer format article to expand on the data that you’ve presented, you can write or copy+paste your article text into the Article block. When viewing the card on mobile devices, users will have the option to read the accompanying article. The standard text formatting options are available should you choose to use them.
Save your card
To complete the creation of your new card, click on the Save button and your card will appear in the chosen folder of your library.
You have successfully created your Table card.
You can repeat the steps in this guided path to create more cards. As a shortcut, there is also a checkbox option at the bottom to Create another that makes it faster for you to create a series of cards.
Deepen your knowledge of cards and channels by taking a look at more authoring paths and guides