The card component displays the same information per unique value of a specific data column. For example, if you selected country as your data column, you will get a card per country and customized to each country. User only have to create the chart or table once with cards, which, then, applies the same structure, formatting, and styling to other card. Updates are simple too because the chart or table only has to be updated on the first card.
An Akuko card also allows you to select a layout and within the layout, add various components such as charts, maps and text that showcase different aspects of your data.
To add a card component, click the add icon (+) and select Card from the drop down. This creates an empty row. To populate a newly created card components, select the pencil icon and a menu will appear on right. This menu contains options to define data used, formatting and styling.
In the Settings, add a title and a caption (optional) for your table.
The Source option allows you to select the data source populating the cards. Select the data source from the list.
In the Card section, select the data fields used in card charts and tables. Click Add to add the desired number of data fields. You can select as many data fields as necessary. Then, add the specific data fields by clicking the plus (+) icon or arrow ( > ) icon to open the options menu. Select the data field from the Property dropdown. To delete the column, select the X between the plus and expansion arrow.
Add a filter to create cards for only a portion of the data based on the value(s) selected in the filter. Under Filters, click Add to add the desired number of filters for cards. Then, add the specific filters by clicking the plus (+) icon or arrow ( > ) icon to open the options menu.
Select the data field to filter by from Properties. You can only select one data field per filter, and multiple filters can be created for cards. Select an operator to create the desired filter based on the selected property. Select the value of the filter based on the selected property data field. You can select multiple values by selecting Multiple among presentation styling.
The Layout allows you to select key formatting and styling for the cards.
The cards can be arranged differently depending on card layout chosen. Different layouts will may be better for your charts and tables depending on the amount of data you are trying to visualize and the story your are trying to tell with the data. If you select more than one card per row, each card column will be a different card series.
Example format for cards
Example of multiple card columns with different card series
You can have multiple charts appear for each card value by increasing the Rows to be greater than 1.
You can add additional formatting and styling cards with the Show Border, Show Shadow, Background Color, and Card Height, Gutter and Margin.
Adding a border will add a border around each row of cards.
Adding a shadow will shadow behind the borders of each row of cards.
Background color adds a color to the background of the cards. For more information on adding colors, kindly see adding a color in the Table component. The default is white. If you do not want a color background, just change the background color to white.
Use the Card Height to increase or reduce the height of each card. Use the Card Gutter to reduce or increase the spacing between each card. To reduce the row gutter, the number of cards per row should be more than 1. The Card Margin decreases or increases the distance between the Title and Caption of the card.
Card per Rows allows you to define the number of cards per row. The default is 1.
By default, Enable Pagination is toggled. You can define the Number of Records per Page. The default is 10 records per page. You can also enable the Simple Pager as desired. For more information, please see the layout formatting in the Table component.
You can sort the cards either ascending or descending based on selected data source field. Select the Sort Field from the Property drop down menu, and select the Sort Order.
Make sure you save all your new or updated card options.