property controls

How to Connect A Spotfire Display Name To A Property Control

Property controls make Spotfire analysis more flexible. However, the developer loses some control over the display name because Spotfire assumes the display name should equal the column name and the aggregation. So what do you do if you want to get rid of the aggregation and show only the column name? This post will show you how to connect a Spotfire display name to a property control without the aggregation for a clean and dynamic solution. Read on to learn more.

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Using Input (multiple lines) Property Controls in Spotfire Text Areas

Welcome to week five of learning to use property controls. So far, I have covered drop-downs, list boxes, list box (multiple select), and input property controls. This week, I’ll cover input (multiple lines) property controls in Spotfire text areas. This particular property control performs well when users want to copy and paste identifiers (ex. well name, API, customer ID) and see only the data for those identifiers. Read on to learn more.

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How to Use Input Property Controls in Spotfire Text Areas

Welcome to week four of learning to use property controls. So far, I have covered drop-downs, list boxes, and list box (multiple select). Today we cover two different ways to use input property controls. If you’re in oil and gas, input property controls will be your go-to for creating type curves in reservoir engineering workflows. Read on to learn more about creating input property controls in Spotfire text areas.

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How to Use List Box (multiple select) in Spotfire Text Areas

This is week three in my series on learning to use all of the Spotfire property controls. I started with drop-downs and list boxes. Today we hit list box (multiple select), which is really where we dig into the inner workings of custom expression syntax for property controls. Read on to learn how to use list box (multiple select) in Spotfire text areas.

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Use IronPython to Navigate Spotfire Pages

A user reached out to me on LinkedIn last week with questions about an IronPython script he found in the TIBCO Community. The script attaches to a drop-down property control and helps users jump from page to page. Buttons are usually my go-to navigation medium, but if you have a lot of pages, they take up a lot of space. Using a drop-down maximizes real estate while giving full navigation capabilities. Read on to learn how to use IronPython to navigate Spotfire pages.

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How To Create Drop Downs in Spotfire Text Areas

After 5 years of blogging about Spotfire, I’ve written very little about using property controls, which is a shame because they are one of Spotfire’s best features. It’s time to fix that with a 7 part series on how to create each of the different types of property controls. This week, we’ll start with what is perhaps the most used property control, the dropdown. Read on to learn how to create drop downs in Spotfire text areas.

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Using Document Properties to Control Data Limiting by Expression

I love data limiting with expressions! It is my go-to method for data limiting because it is the most flexible. However, I found myself updating expressions over and over in tons of charts. It was just inefficient and painful. Then, I learned how to connect document properties to my expressions. Now, I know how to be more efficient in my data limiting. I promise this is worth your time! Read on to learn more.

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$esc and $map Functions in Spotfire

A while ago, I started a series on learning the Spotfire expression language. I made a lot of progress on it but got pulled off on a few side quests. This week, I return to that theme with an explanation of how to use the $esc and $map functions in Spotfire. Knowing how to use these functions will allow you to connect visualizations to property control to provide a more interactive experience for users. It will also give you greater insight into how Spotfire expressions really work. Read on if you want to be able to…

  • Create dynamic visualizations that update with changes to property controls.
  • Use data limiting with property controls.
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