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Single Data Point

Connecting apps to a single data point connection

Creating a data connection to a single record for color, opacity, date and numerical values.

Single Data Point Connections

Some data widgets and component properties in a Connect app have the ability to connect to a single data point or (record) rather than a collection of data. 

Each widget expects to connect to a specific data format. Check to make sure that the data source is using the correct format for the data. At the moment the three connection formats are. 

Number.
A number that can include decimals.

HML Color in HEX Format.
A six character format preceded by a # used to define RBG colors.

Date/Time
A format consisting of the full date and time, requires timezone offset.

Making a Connection

Click on the lightning bolt, next to the value you want to modify,  in the right-hand properties menu to connect or create a new connection.

Using an existing Connection

Click on the name of an existing connection to choose an existing connection. This can include connections that are more than a single value. 

Select the single data point you want to connect to your widget. Notice that only the correct format can be selected. Click Save Selection to complete the connection.

Creating a new Connection

Create a new connection by clicking on the source for your data, Google Sheets or URL connection. In either case paste in the URL of the data source then click Import.

If the connection is a Google Sheet with multiple sheets choose the sheet you want to use.

Select the single data point you want to connect to your widget. Notice that only the correct format can be selected.

Choose the frequency you want to synchronize with the source, then click Continue. 

Choose whether or not to share the connection with other Apps. Name the connection the click continue to complete the connection. 

Single Data Point Connections and Data widgets

Direct Connection

Progress bar, Progress Circle, Date/Time and Countdown/Up widgets can connect directly to a single data point. Where the data point provides either a number or Date/Time value respectively to dynamically drive the data widget. 

Inside a repeater or Slide

When a progress, Date/Time or Countdown/Up widget is inside a repeater or slide cell can only connect to the corresponding record used in the repeater or slide data connection. Follow this link to learn more about Repeaters and Slides in Connect

Single Point Connections to Component Properties

Color

Color requires that the data record is in a HTML Color in Hex format, if the format is not detected a connection will not be possible. The color of a component such as text, shapes stroke and fill, and background can be connected to a single data point or record in the same process as outlined above. Color for items inside a repeater or slide will follow the corresponding item from the connection of the parent widget. Follow this link to learn more about  Repeaters and Slides in Connect

Opacity

Opacity requires that the data record is in a number format, if the format is not detected a connection will not be possible. The opacity of a component such as text, shapes, and entire data connected widgets can be connected to a single data point or record in the same process as outlined above. Opacity for items inside a repeater or slide will follow the corresponding item  from the connection of the parent widget. Follow this link to learn more about  Repeaters and Slides in Connect

Next Steps

Check out what Repeaters and Slides in Connect can do!

Learn more about Connecting your Data

Add in Shapes and Text or Photos in Connect to customize your app design.

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