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About Data Views

Data Views displays the search results with the meta fields. Each column is a meta field and each row is result from a search query. Customize Data Views by choosing and rearranging columns. Data Views can also have custom titles and descriptions.

Using Data Views

Each account has the convenience of creating multiple data views. Use the Data Views page to create and edit these data views.
After you add a data view, you must edit it to configure and customize the view.
You can copy an existing data view to use as the basis for creating a new data view.

Adding a data view

You can add a data view to the Data Views page to display the values of each meta field with a search query.
After you add a data view, you must edit it to configure and customize the view.
To add a data view
  1. On the product menu, click Reports > Data Views .
  2. On the Data Views page, click Add New Data View .
  3. In the Add New Data View dialog box, in the Title field, enter the name of the data view you want to create.
  4. Click Add .

Editing a data view

When you add a data view to the Data Views page, you use Edit to change the data view's name and description or to move, reveal, or hide the display of each meta field.
You can also lock or unlock a selected data view.
To edit a data view
  1. On the product menu, click Reports > Data Views .
  2. On the Data Views page, in the Actions column of the table, click Edit in the row with the data view that you want to change.
  3. On the Data Views Editor page, set the options you want.
    The Data View Editor has all the controls for hiding, showing, and moving field columns on the Data View page.
    When you view a data view, the resulting table also shows the following additional column fields which are not editable: Ranking, Relevance, and Score (overall). These three special fields represent the relevance scores, rank scores, and overall scores for each result.
    Option
    Description
    Title
    The name of the data view. The name is displayed at the top right when you view the data view.
    Description
    (Optional) Contains a description of the data view. The description is displayed between the title name of the data view and the New Search text field.
    Search Parameters
    Lets you specify default search parameters. When the data view is displayed for the first time, these CGI parameters are automatically appended.
    Do not change or delete sp_cs or sp_f . These parameters are essential to Data View regardless of the account's preferred character set.
    Lock Status
    Lets you lock or unlock the data view.
    You can view a locked data view only with a password and user name. The user must be a current member of the account.
    An unlocked data view is accessed without a password or user account.
    Order
    Lets you change the column order by editing the number in the Order text box. You can also drag-and-drop a row to change the column order.
    Include
    Lets you turn on or off the display of the column.
    Display URL as image
    Display thumbnails and images in this column if the search result for this column returns a URL.
    The URL is stripped of its scheme name or protocol before becoming a value of the src attribute of an image tag.
    If the returning search result does not look like a URL to an image, then an is displayed.
    Field Length
    Sets the number of characters that are displayed as a result on the data view.
    The default is 100 characters.
    Some fields, such as the ranking score and the date field, do not have adjustable field lengths.
  4. Click Save Changes .
  5. (Optional) Do any of the following:

Copying a data view

You can copy an existing data view on the Data Views page to use as the basis for creating a new data view.
After you copy a data view, you can further customize it by editing the view.
To copy a data view
  1. On the product menu, click Reports > Data Views .
  2. On the Data Views page, in the Actions column of the table, click Copy in the row with the data view that you want to copy.
  3. On the Copy Data View page, in the New Title text field, enter the new name that you want to assign the data view.
  4. Click Copy .
  5. (Optional) Do any of the following:

Deleting a data view

You can delete a data view on the Data Views page that you no longer need or use.
To delete a data view
  1. On the product menu, click Reports > Data Views .
  2. On the Data Views page, in the Actions column of the table, click Delete in the row with the data view that you want to remove.
  3. On the Delete Data View page, click Delete .
  4. (Optional) Do any of the following:

Viewing a data view

You can use View on the Data Views page to display a selected data view.
The data view that you select is opened in a separate browser window.
To view a data view
  1. On the product menu, click Reports > Data Views .
  2. Do any one of the following:
    • On the Data Views page, in the Title column of the table, click the name of a data view that you want to open.
    • On the Data Views page, in the Actions column of the table, click View in the row with the data view that you want to open.