At the moment there are only two paging grid column types: plaintext and "image", which has super limited configurability. Plaintext columns can be configured to show a link optionally, but not much more than this.
With the recent improvements in the Rich Text capabilities, to include colors, the great RichTextIcon library (plus a really slick amount of options for it), and others, it's becoming increasingly dreary to use paging grids for anything, since Editable Grids (as well as the special, less-configurable paging grids used for Record List Grids) offer so much more flexibility when each cell can be rendered as a rich text display field.
My wishlist would be to have at least one of the following in a subsequent version of Appian, as early as possible:
I have no way of knowing whether there's some severe technical limitation preventing this from becoming reality, but from where I'm sitting it seems like this would be reasonably easy functionality to add. Sometimes editable grids simply don't cut it, such as when OOB paging or sorting is strictly required, so this functionality is pretty sorely missing.
Holding my breath for that 19.2 announcement...
I think this has been provided in 19.2.
Thanks for bringing it up.
It has indeed : https://docs.appian.com/suite/help/19.2/Appian_Release_Notes.html#smarter,-better-read-only-gridsGood news !
Yes indeed - I was actually at Appian World this year and saw the 19.2 preview demonstration where they revealed it, it was very exciting.
Not only that but they've actually completely revamped the paging grid component, making it just a tad simpler to use, while also adding some other long-needed features, including the ability to manually set relative column widths, as well as having column header help tooltips. They also seem to have brought back the "go to last page" paging tool for smaller data sets, which is nice too.
Thanks for bringing it up. I will credit this feature to you.
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