Data views

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Data views

Data views display a library item that assists the user during a calculation. Data views differ from page library items only in that data views can be displayed on custom templates, whereas page library items can only be displayed on standard template layouts. For more information on data views, see the following paragraphs.


The following only applies to Tedds for Word.

Add data views

  1. In the Interface Designer toolbar, click the arrow on the right side of the Output button.
  2. In the list that appears, select Data view.

Adjust data view properties

  • Use the property pane to define and modify a data view.

    See the properties of the Data view properties property pane in the following table:

    Property name Description

    The name that you assign to the data view.


    Determines whether the item is a sketch, a beam analysis sketch, a calculated library item, or a non-calculated library item.

    Update if

    Allows you to create an expression that determines whether the data view is updated when the user modifies the values of input controls.

    If the value of the expression in the Update if field is True, the data view is updated.


    To always update the preview, leave the Update if field empty.

    Update order Determines whether the preview of the data view is updated with input controls or output controls.
    Library items
    Library Allows you to select the calculation library where the item is stored.
    Library item Allows you to select the library item that is viewed in the data view area.

Delete data views

  1. Select the data view that you want to delete.
  2. On the Interface Designer toolbar, click Delete.
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