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Column Types Overview

The Grid dashboard item supports five column types:

  • Dimension Column

    Displays grouped values from the bound data item and allows you to provide discrete categorical information.

  • Hyperlink Column

    Allows you to display hyperlinks in the Grid dashboard item.

  • Measure Column

    Displays summaries calculated against data in the bound data item.

  • Delta Column

    Bound to two measures. Calculates summaries for both measures, and displays the difference between these summaries.

  • Sparkline Column

    Displays values in the bound data item using sparklines.


When you select a field in the Grid’s Binding menu, it automatically determines the column’s type based on the data.

To change the column type, invoke the Binding menu, click the column to invoke its menu and select the required column type in the Type group.