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Columns define what content is displayed in tree and list views in the browser subapp. Here is an example of column configuration in My first content app.

Node nameValue

 columns

 

 jcrName

 

 class

info.magnolia.ui.workbench.column.definition.StatusColumnDefinition

 formatterClass

info.magnolia.ui.workbench.column.StatusColumnFormatter

 editable

true

 label

Name

 propertyName

jcrName

 sortable

true

 status

 

 width

45

 displayInChooseDialog

false

 label

Status

 class

info.magnolia.ui.workbench.column.definition.StatusColumnDefinition

 formatterClass

info.magnolia.ui.workbench.column.StatusColumnFormatter
columns:
  - name: jcrName
    editable: true
    sortable: true
    propertyName: jcrName
    class: info.magnolia.ui.workbench.column.definition.PropertyColumnDefinition
  - name: status
    width: 45
    displayInChooseDialog: false
    formatterClass: info.magnolia.ui.workbench.column.StatusColumnFormatter
    class: info.magnolia.ui.workbench.column.definition.StatusColumnDefinition

 

Properties:

class

required

The column definition class reads the column configuration and displays the column accordingly. The class must implement the ColumnDefinition interface. You can write your own class or use one of the ready-made classes. Set the value to the fully-qualified class name. Examples:

propertyName

required only when using PropertyColumnDefinition

Name of the property to display. Needed when using the PropertyColumnDefinition class.

editable

optional, default it false

Makes the column editable inline. You can double-click a cell to edit its value.

Inline editing is available only in the tree view, not in list, thumbnail or search views.

Definining a default action will override inline editing. Double-clicking the cell with trigger the default action instead of inline edit mode.

enabled

optional, default is true

Defines whether the column is displayed in the workbench or not. 

expandRatio

optional, default is 1.0

Defines how excess space is divided among columns. A table can have excess space if its width is defined and there is more horizontal space than is occupied by the column data. In a three-column workbench with expand ratios 22 and 1, the first column takes 40% of the horizontal space, the second column 40% and the third column 20%.

formatterClass

optional

Defines how the column's value is displayed in the UI. This is useful for making raw data more readable or adhering to a formatting convention.

The Contacts app implements a ContactNameColumnFormatter which concatenates the first name and last name of the contact person and displays them as full name in one column. So Vincent + Van Gogh is displayed as Vincent Van Gogh. Another example is to segment a phone number such as 41612289000 as friendlier +41 61 228 9000.

The formatter class must implement the ColumnFormatter interface. Set the value to the fully-qualified class name.

displayInChooseDialog

optional, default is true

Display the column in a choose dialog.

label

optional, default is column name, then the parent node name

Text displayed to use in the column heading. Can be the text itself or an 18n key.

name

optional, default is the parent node name

Name of the column.

searchable

optional, default is true

Whether this column and the JCR property it represents are included in searches.

sortable

optional, default is false

Allows the user to sort the data by clicking the column heading.

width

optional

Column width in pixels. Five pixels are deducted for left margin so when you define width 60 you get 55 pixels of space for data. Set the value to a number without unit.