InfoSQL

InfoSQL can be used by most visible components. Its boxes are shown above (or optionally below) the rest of the menu item.

Info Boxes

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You can display any number of info boxes. They are positioned right-to-left as far as the width of the browser window allows. The width of an info box can be set to span multiple normal info boxes. If so the widened info box will always be displayed on its own row. In the example below the first two boxes are set to span two and three columns respectively, followed by three boxes with normal width. Notice how the layout changes when the browser window is resized.

Fields name/values

An info box can contain a list of field names and values. The "Car details" info box shown above has four field names: Model, Year model, Price (SEK) and Fuel.

Free text

An info box can also display free flowing text, as seen at the bottom of the "Car details" info box.

Style

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The appearance of the fields can be modified by setting their color and css-styles. You can also display an icon before the field text.

Collapse info box

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The up-arrow in an info box's header can be clicked, to collapse the box. It can be either collapsed or expanded by default.

Text box

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An info box can be a pure text block. In this case html can be used.

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The title of the info box as well as it's fields can be made into clickable links. The "E-mail" link in this case is a so called "content link", which opens the users preferred e-mail client instead of an internet browser.

QR Code

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You can convert a string of characters to a QR Code. The size of the QR code will vary depending on the length of the string. It can hold a maximum of 2 kB.

Chart

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You can display a chart in an info box. For details on what kinds of charts are available, refer to the Chart component.

Meter

Picture of a meter
You can display one or more meters in an info box.

External embed

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An info box can contain a frame with an external webpage. Make sure the webpage doesn't use cookies.

Warnings

To grab the user's attention, you can display an error, warning, or an informational message as a special banner. In this example, one of each is shown, but you can display any number of error, warning, or info messages.

Chart

Pie chart

Overview (Pie chart)

Charts are generated using JSON. Below you can see an example Chart with its corresponding JSON.

Image showing a Chart.

{
	"Type": "Pie",
	"ShowLegend": true,
	"Heading": "Employees",
	"Unit": "employees",
	"PieValues": [
		{
			"Value": 25,
			"Label": "HR"
		},
		{
			"Value": 18,
			"Label": "Economy"
		},
		{
			"Value": 10,
			"Label": "IT"
		}
	]
}

Multiple charts can be shown side by side by putting them inside an array.

[{
	// Chart properties
},
{
	// Chart properties
}]

Supported properties (Pie chart)

Type: The type of the chart, must be "Pie" for pie charts. (mandatory)

Heading: Heading displayed above the chart. (optional)

ShowLegend: Whether or not to show the legend. Defaults to true. (optional)

NumberOfDecimals: The number of decimals shown for the value. Defaults to 0. (optional)

Unit: Unit to display after the value. (optional)

Prefix: Prefix to display before the value. (optional)

MaxWidth: The maximum width for the chart in pixels, use if the chart should be smaller than the infobox. Default fit to info box. (optional)

MaxHeight: The maximum height for the chart in pixels, use if the chart should be smaller than the info box. Default keep aspect ratio. (optional)

PieValues: Values to be shown in the chart. (mandatory)

GroupTinyValues: Small values that are grouped into a "Other slice". (optional)

PieValues

Recommended to order by value for esthetic reasons unless there is a logical order.

Value: The decimal value. (mandatory)

Label: The label for the value. (mandatory)

Color: Color of the pie value, if not specified the default color scheme will be used (recommended). See Colors. (optional)

Tooltip: Custom tooltip to override the default tooltip when the section i hovered. Shows the value and unit by default. (optional)

GroupTinyValues

Label: Label of the group. (mandatory)

Threshold: All values smaller than this value are placed in the tiny value group. (optional)

ThresholdPercent: All values smaller than this percentage of the total are placed in the tiny value group. (optional)

Example SQL (Pie chart)

The following query will produce the JSON used above.

SELECT
(
	SELECT
		'Pie' AS [Type],
		1 AS ShowLegend,
		'Employees' AS Heading,
		'employees' AS Unit,
		(
			SELECT * FROM (SELECT
				10 AS Value,
				'IT' AS Label
			UNION ALL
			SELECT
				18,
				'Economy'
			UNION ALL
			SELECT
				25,
				'HR'
			) X(Value, Label)
			ORDER BY
				X.Value DESC
			FOR JSON PATH
		) AS PieValues
	FOR JSON PATH
) AS Chart

Line/Bar chart

Overview

Charts are generated using JSON. Below you can see an example combined bar and line chart with its corresponding JSON.

Image showing a bar and line chart.

[
	{
		"Type": "xy",
		"Heading": "Sales",
		"XAxis": {
			"Scale": "Ordinal",
			"Values": [
				{
					"Value": "2019"
				},
				{
					"Value": "2020"
				},
				{
					"Value": "2021"
				},
				{
					"Value": "2022"
				},
				{
					"Value": "2023"
				}
			]
		},
		"YAxis": {
			"Unit": "TSEK",
			"Values": [
				{
					"Value": 10000
				},
				{
					"Value": 20000
				}
			]
		},
		"Lines": {
			"Series": [
				{
					"Label": "Goal",
					"LineShape": "smooth",
					"Values": [
						{
							"xValue": "2019",
							"yValue": 8001
						},
						{
							"xValue": "2020",
							"yValue": 8931
						},
						{
							"xValue": "2021",
							"yValue": 11203
						},
						{
							"xValue": "2022",
							"yValue": 10912
						},
						{
							"xValue": "2023",
							"yValue": 14412
						}
					]
				}
			]
		},
		"Bars": {
			"Series": [
				{
					"Label": "Sales",
					"Values": [
						{
							"xValue": "2019",
							"yValue": 9001
						},
						{
							"xValue": "2020",
							"yValue": 11931
						},
						{
							"xValue": "2021",
							"yValue": 13203
						},
						{
							"xValue": "2022",
							"yValue": 8912
						},
						{
							"xValue": "2023",
							"yValue": 15412
						}
					]
				}
			]
		}
	}
]

Multiple charts can be shown side by side by putting them inside an array.

[{
	// Chart properties
},
{
	// Chart properties
}]

Supported properties

Type: The value displayed. Must be a valid decimal type. (mandatory)

Heading: Heading displayed above the chart. (optional)

ShowLegend: Whether or not to show the legend. Defaults to true. (optional)

ShowLegendTooltip: Whether or not to show a tooltip for the legend containing all values. Default only visible if there are 2 or less X-values for the series. (optional)

NumberOfDecimals: The number of decimals shown for the value. Defaults to 0. (optional)

ShowXGridLines: Whether or not to show X grid lines behind the chart. Defaults to false. (optional)

ShowYGridLines: Whether or not to show Y grid lines behind the chart. Defaults to true. (optional)

MaxWidth: The maximum width for the chart in pixels, use if the chart should be smaller than the infobox. Default fit to infobox. (optional)

MaxHeight: The maximum height for the chart in pixels, use if the chart should be smaller than the infobox. Default keep aspect ratio. (optional)

XAxis: Definition of a custom X-axis. See XAxis. (optional)

YAxis: Definition of a custom Y-axis. See YAxis. (optional)

Lines: Line chart lines. See Lines. (optional)

Bars: Bar chart bar. See Bars. (optional)

XAxis

Scale: The scale to use.
(mandatory)

Possible values
Linear A continuous linear number scale.
Date A continuous linear date scale.
Ordinal A scale with discrete values, for example names of categories.
Log A continuous logarithmic number scale.

Label: The label on the whole X-axis. (optional)

Prefix: Prefix to display before label or value. (optional)

Unit: Unit to display after values. (optional)

LogBase: The base when using Scale="Log". (optional)

Values: An array of custom axis values. Default derive from data. See Values (Axis values). (optional)

YAxis

Scale: The scale to use. Default "Linear". (optional)

Possible values
Linear A continuous linear number scale.
Log A continuous logarithmic number scale.

Label: The label on the whole X-axis. (optional)

Prefix: Prefix to display before label or value. (optional)

Unit: Unit to display after values. (optional)

LogBase: The base when using Scale="Log". (optional)

Values: An array of custom axis values. Default derive from data. See Values (Axis values). (optional)

Values (Axis values)

Value: A custom axis value. (mandatory)

Lines

Series: An array of line series, each series will correspond to a line. See Series. (mandatory)

Bars

Series: An array of line series, each series will correspond to a set of bars of the same color, or for stacked bars a part in each stack. See Series. (mandatory)

Direction: The direction of the bars. Default "Vertical". (optional)

Possible values
Vertical
Horizontal

Stacked: Whether or not the bars are stacked. Default false. (optional)

ShowValuesAsLabel: Whether or not to show the values as labels in the chart rather than just with tooltip. Default false. (optional)

Series (Line)

Label: The series label. (mandatory)

Values: An array of values. See Values (Series values). (optional)

Color: The series color. See Colors. (optional)

Type: The series line type. Only applicable to line series. Default "Line". (optional)

Possible values
Line A consistent line.
Range A range between two Y values.
Point Only the data points are plotted.

LineShape: The line shape. Only applicable to line series. Default "Normal". (optional)

Possible values
Normal Straight lines between the data points
Smooth A smooth curve passing through all data points.
Step A line consisting of alternating horizontal and vertical lines.

Markers: The line markers. Only applicable to line series. Default "None". (optional)

Possible values
None
Round
Series (Bars)

Label: The series label. (Mandatory)

Values: An array of values. See Values (Series values). (optional)

Color: The series color. See Colors. (optional)

Values (Series values)

XValue: The X value. (mandatory)

YValue: The Y value, number. (mandatory)

Y2Value: The Y2 value, number. Used by line series type range. (optional)

Tooltip: A custom tooltip to override the default. Default a tooltip indicating the X and Y value and the series. (optional)

Example SQL

The following query will produce the JSON used above.

SELECT
(
	SELECT
		'xy' AS [Type],
		'Sales' AS Heading,
		'Ordinal' AS [XAxis.Scale],
		(
			SELECT
				V.Year AS Value
			FROM
				(VALUES ('2019'), ('2020'), ('2021'), ('2022'), ('2023')) V(Year)
			FOR JSON PATH
		) AS [XAxis.Values],
		'TSEK' AS [YAxis.Unit],
		(
			SELECT
				V.Value AS Value
			FROM
				(VALUES (10000), (20000)) V(Value)
			FOR JSON PATH
		) AS [YAxis.Values],
		(
			SELECT
				V.SeriesName AS Label,
				'smooth' AS LineShape,
				(
					SELECT
						V.xValue,
						V.yValue
					FROM 
						(VALUES ('2019', 8001), ('2020', 8931), ('2021', 11203), ('2022', 10912), ('2023', 14412)) V(xValue, yValue)
					FOR JSON PATH
				) AS [Values]
			FROM 
				(VALUES ('Goal')) V(SeriesName)
			ORDER BY V.SeriesName DESC
			FOR JSON PATH
		) AS [Lines.Series],
		(
			SELECT
				V.SeriesName AS Label,
				(
					SELECT
						V.xValue,
						V.yValue
					FROM 
						(VALUES ('2019', 9001), ('2020', 11931), ('2021', 13203), ('2022', 8912), ('2023', 15412)) V(xValue, yValue)
					FOR JSON PATH
				) AS [Values]
			FROM 
				(VALUES ('Sales')) V(SeriesName)
			ORDER BY V.SeriesName DESC
			FOR JSON PATH
		) AS [Bars.Series]
	FOR JSON PATH
) AS Chart

KPI

Overview (KPI)

KPIs are generated using JSON. Below you can see an example KPI with its corresponding JSON.

Image showing a KPI.

{
	"Label": "Monthly earnings",
	"Value": 56000,
	"NumberOfDecimals": 0,
	"Prefix": "$",
	"Link": "KpiLinkAlias",
	"PassingField": {
		"KpiId": 5
	},
	"Trend": {
		"Value": 15,
		"Direction": "decreasing",
		"Type": "negative",
		"Unit": "%",
		"NumberOfDecimals": 0,
		"Period": "jan-feb"
	}
}

Multiple KPIs can be shown side by side by putting them inside an array.

[{
	// KPI properties
},
{
	// KPI properties
}]

Supported properties (KPI)

KPI

Value: The value displayed. Must be a valid decimal type. (mandatory)

Label: Label displayed above the KPI. (optional)

NumberOfDecimals: The number of decimals shown for the value. Defaults to 0. (optional)

Unit: Unit to display after the value. (optional)

Prefix: Prefix to display before the value. (optional)

Link: Alias of the link to follow when clicking the KPI. (optional)

PassingField: Object containing the link's passing fields as properties. (optional)

Trend: Trend object to signify changes since previous period. (optional)

Trend

Value: The value displayed. Must be a valid decimal type. (mandatory)

Prefix: Prefix to display before the value. (optional)

Unit: Unit to display after the value. (optional)

NumberOfDecimals: The number of decimals shown for the value. Defaults to 0. (optional)

Period: Text that indicates which time period the trend refers to. (optional)

Direction: The direction of the arrow preceding the value. Defaults to none. (optional)

Possible values
increasing
decreasing
none

Type: Indicates whether the change is positive or negative by the color of the trend. Defaults to neutral. (optional)

Possible values
positive
negative
neutral

Example SQL (KPI)

The following query will produce the JSON used above.

SELECT
(
	SELECT 
		'Monthly earnings' AS [Label], 
		56000 AS [Value],
		'$' AS [Prefix],
		0 AS [NumberOfDecimals],
		-- 'KpiLinkAlias' AS [Link],
		5 AS [PassingField.KpiId],
		15 AS [Trend.Value],
		'decreasing' AS [Trend.Direction],
		'negative' AS [Trend.Type],
		0 AS [Trend.NumberOfDecimals],
		'%' AS [Trend.Unit],
		'jan-feb' AS [Trend.Period]
	FOR JSON PATH
) AS Kpi

Meters

Overview (Meter)

Meters are generated using JSON. Below you can see an example Meter with its corresponding JSON.

Image showing a Meter.

{
	"Value": 4200,
	"Heading": "Daily earnings",
	"Prefix": "$",
	"NumberOfDecimals": 0,
	"Link": "MeterCellLinkAlias",
	"PassingField": {
		MeterId: 1
	},
	"Intervals": [
		{
			"IntervalStart": 0,
			"IntervalEnd": 1000,
			"ColorName": "red",
			"Tooltip": "This is bad for business."
		},
		{
			"IntervalStart": 1000,
			"IntervalEnd": 2000,
			"ColorName": "yellow",
			"Tooltip": "This can be tolerated."
		},
		{
			"IntervalStart": 2000,
			"IntervalEnd": 5000,
			"ColorName": "green",
			"Tooltip": "The business is thriving."
		}
	]
}

Multiple meters can be shown side by side by putting them inside an array.

[{
	// Meter properties
},
{
	// Meter properties
}]

Supported properties (Meter)

Meter

Value: The value displayed. Must be a valid decimal type. (mandatory)

Heading: Heading displayed above the meter. (optional)

NumberOfDecimals: The number of decimals shown for the value. Defaults to 0. (optional)

Unit: Unit to display after the value. (optional)

Prefix: Prefix to display before the value. (optional)

Link: Alias of the link to follow when clicking the meter. (optional)

PassingField: Object containing the link's passing fields as properties. (optional)

Intervals: Intervals to be shown in the meter. (mandatory)

Intervals

IntervalStart: The start of the interval, must be exactly the end of the pervious interval if any. Must be a valid decimal type. (mandatory)

IntervalEnd: The end of the interval. Must be a valid decimal type. (mandatory)

ColorName: The name of the interval color, mandatory if more than one interval is specified. If not specified a neutral color will be used. (optional)

Possible values
green
yelllow
red

Tooltip: Tooltip for the interval. (optional)

Example SQL (Meter)

The following query will produce the JSON used above.

;WITH Intervals AS
(
	SELECT
		0 AS IntervalStart,
		1000 AS IntervalEnd,
		'red' AS ColorName,
		'This is bad for business.' AS Tooltip
	UNION ALL
	SELECT
		1000 AS IntervalStart,
		2000 AS IntervalEnd,
		'yellow' AS ColorName,
		'This can be tolerated.' AS Tooltip
	UNION ALL
	SELECT
		2000 AS IntervalStart,
		5000 AS IntervalEnd,
		'green' AS ColorName,
		'The business is thriving.' AS Tooltip
)
SELECT
(
	SELECT 
		'Daily earnings' AS [Heading], 
		4200 AS [Value],
		'$' AS [Prefix],
		0 AS [NumberOfDecimals],
		-- 'MeterCellLinkAlias' AS [Link],
		5 AS [PassingField.MeterId],
		(
			SELECT
				I.IntervalStart,
				I.IntervalEnd,
				I.ColorName,
				I.Tooltip
			FROM
				Intervals I
			FOR JSON PATH
		) AS Intervals
	FOR JSON PATH
) AS Meter

SQL

SQL Call: InfoSQL

SQL that can have several resultsets that are displayed at top of component.

May modify database: No

Parameters

@IsParameterPage bit
Will be set to 1 when the call is made for the parameter page.

Resultset: Main title

Specifies the main title, which usually is the name of the entity being shown or edited by the menu item.
Table count: repeated exactly once
Row count: exactly one row
Columns
maintitle optional string
The main title.

Resultset: Box (optional)

Defines one or more boxes to display.
Table count: repeated zero or more times
Row count: one or more rows
Columns
Title optional string
The title of the box.
TitleIcon optional string
The name of a system icon to display next to the box title.
TitleIconId optional int
Deprecated. Use TitleIcon instead.

Displays an icon next to the box title.
TitleIconBadgeId optional int
Deprecated. Avoid using badge icons.

Override menu item badge.
ColumnSpan optional int
Specifies the column span for the box. If this is above one the box will be displayed on a separate row.
BoxLink optional string

Displays the link with the specified alias in the title row of the box.

The link should be of type "Top link (InfoSQL)".

Columns named PassingField_<xxx> will not be shown in the box and can be referenced from the link as a Column value with name <xxx>.

Only one BoxLink per box can be used.

LinkId optional int
Deprecated. Use TopLink/BoxLink instead.

Displays the specified link among the top links and in the title row of the box. The link will only appear in the title row if no ordinary columns lie before it in the resultset.

Columns named PassingField_<xxx> will not be shown in the box and can be referenced from the link as a Column value with name <xxx>.

Only one of TopLink, LinkId, MenuItem and MenuItemId can be used at the same time.

Multiple LinkId columns may appear in a single resultset.
TopLink optional string
Displays the link with the specified alias among the top links.

Multiple TopLink columns may appear in a single resultset.
IsPrimaryTopLink optional bit
Used in conjunction with "TopLink" to mark it as a primary link. Only one link may be marked as primary.
TopLinkDisabledReason optional string
If not null the the top link will be disabled with the tooltip of the disabled button set to the content of the column.
Default: null, enabled.
MenuItem optional string
Recommended to use TopLink/BoxLink instead for better tracking of links.

Displays a link to the menu item with this alias among the top links and in the title row of the box. The link will only appear in the title row if no ordinary columns lie before it in the resultset.

Only one of TopLink, LinkId, MenuItem and MenuItemId can be used at the same time.

Multiple MenuItem columns may appear in a single resultset.
MenuItemId optional int
Deprecated. Use TopLink/BoxLink instead.

Displays a link to the menu item with this id among the top links and in the title row of the box. The link will only appear in the title row if no ordinary columns lie before it in the resultset.

Only one of TopLink, LinkId, MenuItem and MenuItemId can be used at the same time.

Multiple MenuItemId columns may appear in a single resultset.
NavigatorLinkText optional string
Deprecated. Use TopLink with a link label instead.

Used in combination with menuitem/menuitemid to give the navigator link a text that differs from the name of the menu item.
PassingFields optional string
Additional information to menuitem/menuitemid, appends values to querystring (supports simple Softadmin® parameters).

If multiple passingfield columns exists, only the first one is used and the others are disregarded.
<colname> optional string
Value displayed in the box with heading defined by field information or column name.
<colname>_Color optional string

Sets the text color of <colname> to the specified color. See Colors.

<colname>_Icon optional string
The name of the system icon to show before the <colname> value.

Use the menu item "Admin>Theme>System icons" to register system icons.
<colname>_IconColor optional string

Color to use for the icon specified in <colname>_Icon. See Colors.

<colname>_CellLink optional string
Displays the link with the specified alias as a cell link for the <colname> cell.

PassingField_<xxx> columns can be referenced from the link.

Only one of <colname>_CellLink, <colname>_LinkId, <colname>_MenuItem or <colname>_MenuItemId can be used at the same time.
<colname>_LinkId optional int
Deprecated. Use <colname>_CellLink instead.

Creates a cell link with the specified link id for the <colname> cell.

PassingField_<xxx> columns can be referenced from the link.

Only one of <colname>_CellLink, <colname>_LinkId, <colname>_MenuItem or <colname>_MenuItemId can be used at the same time.
<colname>_MenuItem optional string
Recommended to use <colname>_CellLink instead for better tracking of links.

Supplies a link to the menu item with the specified alias when used in conjunction with <colname>.

Only one of <colname>_CellLink, <colname>_LinkId, <colname>_MenuItem or <colname>_MenuItemId can be used at the same time.
<colname>_MenuItemId optional int
Deprecated. Use <colname>_CellLink or <colname>_MenuItem instead.

Supplies a link to the menu item with the specified menuitemid when used in conjunction with <colname>.

Only one of <colname>_CellLink, <colname>_LinkId, <colname>_MenuItem or <colname>_MenuItemId can be used at the same time.
<colname>_PassingFields optional string
Supplies the querystring when used in conjunction with <colname>_MenuItemId.
<colname>_Style optional string
Sets the CSS style for <colname>. Never use a string from a user as part of this column for security reasons.
<colname>_Tooltip optional string
Sets the tooltip for <colname>.
PlaintextFull, PlaintextLeft, PlaintextRight optional string
These columns are deprecated. Use either PlainText, Html or SafeHtml instead, depending on what behavior you need.

The content of this column will be treated as Html, but line breaks and non-breaking spaces will be converted to br-tags. In future versions this column will be escaped.
PlainText optional string
Displays plain text without a column title, i.e. occupies the entire vertical space available in the box. Any HTML in the text will be escaped.
Html optional string
Displays HTML without a column title, i.e. occupies the entire vertical space available in the box. Uses the Layouted HTML level to determine allowed elements and attributes.

If the Html column is too restrictive for your needs then use the SafeHtml column instead.
SafeHtml optional string
Displays HTML without a column title, i.e. occupies the entire vertical space available in the box. Uses the Safe HTML level to determine allowed elements and attributes.

The SafeHtml column is less restrictive than the Html column. Use it only when you need it.
WarningSuccess optional string
The text will be at the top of the menu item and displayed in green.
WarningInfo optional string
The text will be at the top of the menu item and displayed in blue.
Warning optional string
The text will be at the top of the menu item and displayed in yellow. This will match any column prefixed with Warning that is not WarningSuccess, WarningInfo, and WarningError.
WarningError optional string
The text will be at the top of the menu item and displayed in red.
WarningLink optional string
Displays the link with the specified alias inside the warning.

Columns named PassingField_<xxx> will not be shown in the box and can be referenced from the link as a Column value with name <xxx>.

Requires that the row only contains one warning.
StartExpanded optional bit
Whether the infobox should start expanded or collapsed. NULL/Omitted means default behavior, where all boxes are expanded on big screens, and only the first box is expanded on small screens.
Chart optional string

JSON to generate a row of charts. Read more

ExternalEmbedHeight optional int
Used together with the ExternalEmbedUrl column to set the height (in pixels) of the generated frame.
ExternalEmbedUrl optional string
Embeds content from an external server as an iframe in the infobox. The URL must be an absolute URL.
Kpi optional string

JSON to generate a KPI. Read more

Meter optional string

JSON to generate a row of meters. Read more

PassingField_<xxx> optional string
Not shown in InfoSQL. The corresponding link should be of link type "Top link (InfoSQL)", "InfoSQL cell link" or "InfoSQL warning link", and one of its passing fields should have a value matching <xxx>, and be of type "Column value".
QrCode optional string
A QR Code will be rendered containing the text in the column.

To generate Swiss QR Code for digital payments, return an XML with the root attribute Type="Swiss". See example-XML in the documentation for the RTF Document component.

Resultset: Dynamic field information (optional)

Specify extra properties for fields in the InfoSql.
Table count: repeated zero or more times
Row count: zero or more rows
Columns
AdminFieldName mandatory string
The name of the field to apply the information to. The presence of this column indicates that the resultset specifies field information.
AllowHtml optional bit
Allow HTML.
ButtonJavaScript<xxx> optional string
Inserts a button next to the control that is used to execute the JavaScript supplied here. <xxx> is an arbitrary text that can be empty if only one button is required.
ButtonJavaScript<xxx>_Label optional string
The label for the JavaScript button <xxx>.
CellAlignment optional string

Specifies the alignment of the text in the field.

Possible value Description
Center Center aligned.
Left Left aligned.
Right Right aligned.
ColumnTooltip optional string
Sets the tooltip on the column title. Only supported by the Grid component.
DefaultValue optional string
The default value for the control or if prefixed by 'SQL:' the sql to run to determine the default value.
DefaultValueSql optional string
SQL that evaluates default value for field. Can contain other fields for value dependency.
Description optional string
The description for the field.
EnabledJavaScript optional string
Javascript that controls the enabled status of the field. The control is only enabled if the expression specified here evaluates to true. The expression is evaluated every time the value of a dependent control is changed. This is only available to control types for which the enabled javascript field is visible in the user interface.
FieldGroupId optional int
The field group to use.
FieldInfoId optional int
ID of field information to base the dynamic field on. All properties not explicitly overridden by dynamic field information will be copied from this field. The referenced field must be found in the menu item's field tables.
FieldLabel optional string
If present the field label is used as the heading for fields instead of the field name.
FieldType optional string
The name of the control type to use. It is usually recommended to use FieldInfoId instead unless the column is used to make fields hidden or uneditable.
Possible value Description
boolean checkbox Legacy alias. Use "checkbox" instead.
boolean dropdown
chart
checkbox
checkbox tree
colorpicker
date
datetime
dropdown
file
file upload area
heading
heading with checkbox
hidden
html
info text
listbox
multi-autosearch
multi-listbox
multi-picker
multirow
password
picture
radio buttons
radio cards
signature
textarea
textbox
textbox with autosearch
textbox with autosuggest
textbox with dropdown
textbox with popup
time
uneditable text
Height optional int
The height of the control.
IgnoreOnSave optional bit
Do not pass the field value to the insert/update procedure.
InfoSqlLayout optional string
Where the label is shown in relation to the contents in InfoSQL.
Possible value Description
Default Inherit layout from menu item.
LabelAbove Full width, label above.
LabelLeft Label to the left.
NoLabel Full width, no label.
Standard Deprecated. Use LabelLeft instead.
MandatoryJavaScript optional string

JavaScript that controls the mandatory status of the field, this overwrites nullchoice if set. This is only available to control types for which the mandatory JavaScript field is visible in the user interface.

MaxDate optional date
Only applicable to the Date and Datetime controls.
MinDate optional date
Only applicable to the Date and Datetime controls.
NullChoice optional bit
Specifies whether the control allows null values.
NumberOfDecimals optional int
The number of decimals to display for numeric values.
OnChangeJavaScript optional string
Javascript run when the value of the control has changed.
OutputFormat optional string
Special formatting to be applied when the field is displayed.
Possible value Description
Hyperlink
MailToLink
PhoneLink
Placeholder optional string
Text shown when the field is empty.
Sql optional string
The SQL that determines the control's behavior. (Refer to control documentation for more information)
TextDirection optional string

Which direction the script is written in. Not to be confused with the CellAlignment property.

Possible value Description
default System default. Not useful unless you are trying to override an already explicit text direction on existing field information.
ltr Left-to-right (for example English)
rtl Right-to-left (for example Arabic)
ThousandDelimiter optional string
The thousand grouping delimiter for numeric values.
TimePickerFrom optional string
Only applicable to the Time and Datetime controls.
TimePickerTo optional string
Only applicable to the Time and Datetime controls.
Width optional int

The width of the control.

At one point, this was a pixel value. Back when Softadmin used Verdana 10px, and before fields had width-categories. Now, it is just a value that is converted to a width category.

The possible values listed below are just suggestions. For example, both 1 and 30 will be converted to shortest, and both 500 and 9999 to longest.

Possible value Description
150 Medium-long
30 Shortest
300 Long
500 Longest
60 Short
90 Medium short
VisibleJavaScript optional string
JavaScript that controls the visibility of the field. The control is only visible if the expression specified here evaluates to true. The expression is evaluated every time the value of a dependent control is changed.

Resultset: Dynamic top links (optional)

Defines one or more links to be shown among the top links.
Table count: repeated zero or more times
Row count: zero or more rows
Columns
BoxLink optional string
See the "Box" resultset for documentation.
IsPrimaryTopLink optional bit
See the "Box" resultset for documentation.
LinkId optional int
Deprecated, Use TopLink instead.
See the "Box" resultset for documentation.
MenuItem optional string
Deprecated. Use TopLink for better tracking of links.

Displays a link to the menu item with this alias among the top links. The title of the box will also turn into a link when the user hovers the mouse.
MenuItemId optional int
Deprecated. Use MenuItem instead, or better yet, use TopLink for better tracking of links.

Displays a link to the menu item with this id among the top links. The title of the box will also turn into a link when the user hovers the mouse.
NavigatorLinkIconBadgeId optional int
Used in combination with menuitemid or LinkId to give the navigator link an icon that differs from the icon badge of the menu item.
NavigatorLinkIconId optional int
Used in combination with menuitemid or LinkId to give the navigator link an icon that differs from the icon of the menu item. Only one of navigatorlinkiconid and navigatorlinkiconname can have a value.
NavigatorLinkText optional string
Used in combination with menuitemid to give the navigator link a text that differs from the name of the menu item.
PassingField_<xxx> optional string
See the "Box" resultset documentation.
PassingFields optional string
Additional information to 'menuitemid', appends values to querystring (supports simple Softadmin® parameters).
TopLink optional string
See the "Box" resultset for documentation.
TopLinkDisabledReason optional string
See the "Box" resultset for documentation.

Resultset: JavaScripts (optional)

InfoSQL can declare JavaScript used by the menu item.

Example

SELECT
    'thirdPartyApi.showMap(street, city, country)' AS JavaScript,
    StreetAddress AS street,
    CityName AS city,
    CountryName AS country
FROM
   ...
Table count: repeated zero or more times
Row count: zero or more rows
Columns
JavaScript optional string
A piece of JavaScript to execute as the page loads, or containing one or more function declarations that can be called by other scripts on the page.
LocalJavaScriptUrl optional string
An URL, relative to the system's admin/customization folder, specifying a JavaScript file that should be imported.
ExternalJavaScriptUrl optional string
An URL specifying a JavaScript file on another server that should be imported. Take care to use an URL that is reachable by the end user's web browser.
<parameterName> optional any
Any additional columns will become parameters with the same name made available to the JavaScript. The column name must start with a lowercase letter and may only contain letters, digits, or underscores.
The parameter columns must come after the JavaScript column.

Resultset: Timeline (optional)

Displays a timeline to visualize the current state of a process.

Each row represents one step in the timeline.
Table count: repeated zero or one time
Row count: one or more rows
Columns
Timeline mandatory any

The value of this column is not used and it's only purpose is to mark this as a timeline table.

StepStatus mandatory string
Specifies how the step will be visualized.
Possible value Description
Current This is the current step.
Done This step has been completed successfully.
Failed Something went wrong in this step.
Future This step is later on in the process.
StepDescription optional string
Description of the step.
StepTitle optional string
Title of the step.
StepTooltip optional string
Tooltip of the step.
StepLink optional string
Alias of the link that the step leads to.
<xxx> optional any
Any other column will be sent as a passing field to the link.