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Simple grid view

The simple grid view (external template view) uses the External page component to display a label and a thumbnail that redirects users to a details page only.

Important

We recommend that you use the simple grid view only when there are performance issues with rendering the search component. Future enhancements will make this view redundant.

The following example shows you how to create a simple grid view on the Assets page.

Add a nested External page component

To add a nested External page component:

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage .

  2. On the Manage page, click Pages.

  3. Use the search box to find the Assets page and select it.

  4. In the MAIN ZONE, under the existing search component, click Add component .

  5. In the Add component dialog box, select External.

  6. In the Title field, enter a title, click the Visible switch to turn it on, and click Add.

  7. Next to the External component, click More actions and select Settings.

  8. In the Settings dialog box, click the Nested switch to turn it on, and click Save.

Configure the External page component

To configure the External component:

  1. In the MAIN ZONE, click the external component to open the component detail page.

  2. On the Configuration tab, in the Control name field, enter a control name (that is, the full namespace of the control to be initialized by the component, for example, Custom.Controls.Helloworld).

  3. Click the Code tab and enter the required code (example code.

  4. Click Save.

  5. Click the Template tab and add the required template (example template).

  6. Click Save and close.

Configure the external template view

To configure the external template view:

  1. In the MAIN ZONE, next to the Search component, click the Custom settings switch to enable custom settings.

  2. On the Search component, click More actions and select Edit.

  3. Click the Output tab and then click the External template switch to turn it on.

  4. Under M.Asset, from the drop-down list, select External.

  5. To add fields, in the Fields section, click Add .

    • Make sure to add all the required fields according to the code and template that you added in your External component, for example Title:

  6. Click Save and close.

Apply the external template view

To apply the external template view:

  1. On the menu bar, click Assets.

  2. On the Assets page, click and select External template to show the simple grid view:

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