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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 drop a data item in the Columns section, it automatically determines the column’s type based on the data.

Column Type Indication

The corresponding data item container in the DATA ITEMS area indicates the column type.


Column type indicators are defined as follows:


Dimension Column


Measure Column


Delta Column


Sparkline Column


Hyperlink Column

Changing Column Type

To change the column type, click the column type indicator. In the invoked Column Options window, select the column type from the Column type section.