PDF Viewer Widget

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PDF Viewer Widget

The PDF Viewer Widget is used to view and scroll through entire Portable Document Format (PDF) files. A vertical scrollbar is enabled on the widget when the length of the PDF file exceeds the height of the widget. When the widget is added to a dashboard, a translated message is displayed informing the user to select a PDF file to view in the Widget Editor. See Widget Editor section below for instructions on how populate the PDF Viewer widget.




Note: The PDF Viewer widget requires that the FILE_TYPE field in the both the DT_FILE and RT_FILE_PARAMETER tables be populated with ".pdf".



Widget Editor


To choose the PDF file to be viewed in the widget, open the Widget Editor by selecting the More Options Ent-More_Options-Icon icon in the upper right corner of the widget to display the drop-down menu and then select the Edit menu option. The Widget Editor displays a grid containing all PDF files in the DT_FILE table and the title of the currently selected PDF file (if one is selected). The grid consists of the following columns:





The title of the PDF file given when the file is uploaded.

The name of the actual PDF file uploaded.

The date the file was uploaded in ISO format (YYYY-MM-DD).

The remark given when the file was uploaded.


The bottom of the grid contains paging controls for displaying a limited number of files at a time, as described below.  

Arrows – Use the left/right arrows to navigate through pages.

Go to Page List – Select a specific page to navigate directly to that page.

Rows per Page – Change the number of files to be displayed per page by using the drop-down menu.

Count of Pages and Total Items – This control indicates the total number of files available in the widget, how many pages to display the files, and which page is currently selected.


To facilitate finding the desired PDF file, the grid columns of the Widget Editor can be sorted or filtered.

Sorting – The columns are sortable by clicking on the column header (click again to reverse the sort).

Filtering – To filter the file attributes (e.g., title), enter a search term in the appropriate search box beneath the column header. Only attributes that contain the search term will be displayed.


Select a PDF file from the grid to view in the widget. Selecting a PDF will highlight the row and assign the title of the PDF file as the Selected PDF file.


To deselect the PDF file, click on the file again in the grid. Saving the Widget Editor with a selected PDF file will display the PDF file when the widget loads.


Widget Properties

Widget Title – By default, the widget title is PDF Viewer. The title can be modified.

Widget Color – The color of the widget can be changed using the Change Widget ThemeEnt-Theme_Color_Iconicon to the left of the widget title.

Widget Object Editor – To set various appearance properties of the widget, select the Object Editor Ent-Widget-Editor_Properties icon in the widget header to open the Widget Object Editor. See the Widget Editor article for more details.

Cancel – Select the Close without Saving Ent-Close_icon button to exit the Widget Editor without saving changes.

Save – Changes will be applied to the widget by clicking on the Save Ent-Widget_Save-Icon button. The Widget Editor screen will close after the save operation is complete.

Help – The Help Ent-Help-Icon button connects to the online documentation related to the specific widget.