Data Filter

You can use a Data Filter to filter the contents of a Data Source according to your specifications. A Data Filter is therefore a link between the Data Source and the display element, such as a List View.

Properties

To show the properties of the Data Filter, click the Properties tab (the slider icon) in the upper right sidebar.

appdoo - Elements - Data Filter (Data Filter)

  • Name
    Here you give the element a name. This name is only used within appdoo. For example, you can quickly see in the outline where each Data Filter is located. You can also edit the name by double-clicking on the Data Filter in the outline. We recommend that you assign unique names when working with and Data Links.

  • Data Source to be filtered
    This selection field is only shown if there is at least one Data Source on the current screen. Select a data source by clicking on the corresponding entry. The selected entry is displayed inverted.

  • Filter by Term
    Activate this checkbox if you want to filter the content of your Data Source (Textual List, Atom Feed, …) by a specific search term.

    • Text Field
      Enter your search term in this text field. This will only return the records of your Data Source that contain this search term.

    • Case-Sensitive
      Select this checkbox if you want the search to be case-sensitive.

    • Don’t filter if the search term is empty
      Select this checkbox if you do not want the search to be performed if no search term was specified. In such a case all records of your Data Source will be returned.

  • Key Path
    Activate this checkbox if the search is to be carried out on the basis of a specific path. This only returns the contents of your Data Source whose path has the specified key.

    • Text Field
      Enter your key path in this text field. This will only return the records of your Data Source that contain this key path.

      • If an RSS 2.0 feed is used as Data Source, the value item must be set in this field.
      • If an Atom feed is used as Data Source, the value entry must be set in this field.

The following properties of the element can be set using the data links:

  • Search Term
  • Key Path

All information about this area can be found on the separate Data Links page.

appdoo - Elements - Data Filter - Data Links