Use different card types to enhance the way in which users consume data.
For example, use a KPI card to emphasize an important figure; or use a grid card to display sales figures over time.
A card is an interactive component that page builders can add to a page.
- On worksheet pages, cards display in the Insights panel on the right of the screen.
- Board pages consist entirely of cards, which can be rearranged and resized.
- On report pages, you can freely arrange cards on slides.
Use an action card on a board or worksheet page to display a set of actions for users to complete a business goal.
Each action displays as an action button on the card. When the action button is clicked, a pop-up window displays the actions a user can trigger.
In this example, the card contains three buttons to complete a process: one to import accounts, one to add a new account, and one to export the updated list of accounts.
Use a field card to publish one or more line items to a page.
Field cards focus attention on selected line items. If the line item is editable, the data can be changed. The changes are reflected throughout the app, and any other app that is linked to the same model.
When a new value is entered, the data is updated instantly. The change is reflected in all places the value displays or where it's used in a calculation. Charts are also updated in real time along with any conditional formatting that may be in use.
Use a grid card to display data directly from a module to present the underlying data in modules to your users for planning and analysis.
Note: If the main component you want to present on a page is a grid, use a worksheet.
A table card presents your tabular data on a report page such as a profit and loss statement or balance sheet. The presentation table displays up to 300 rows and up to 50 columns. To show large grids, link to a board or worksheet. When you add a table card to a report, the number of columns is fixed at the time of creation and does not change afterwards.
Image cards can be used to identify office locations, products, or different employees in your company.
Alternatively, you can display image line items in grid cards and presentation tables.
Use a KPI card to display a single value from a cell. For example, a sales target, or total profit.
In the example image, the top-left corner of the grid displays the first value in the module.
Optionally, you can add a sparkline to a KPI card to display value changes over time.
Use a map card to display key data organized by region or country and its subdivisions. For example, you can display performance indices which highlight under-performing or over-performing markets.
a map of a region or country and its subdivisions.
Optionally, use conditional formatting to help visualize data.
Use a text card to add text to a page and provide context for the information on a page.
You might use text to:
- Add headings or formatted text
- Group cards on a page
- Create dynamic narrative from your data
- Provide instructions on how to complete tasks
Use text cards sparingly to make pages easier to use and navigate.