This portlet displays a grid with data from a TIS Table. It allows to edit the data in the TIS Table, e.g., to change values, to add or delete rows, or to change the order of the rows. Data can also be copied into the editable grid from Excel (see Paste contents from Excel).

The TIS Table is usually written by the TIS Board - Generate editable data table 5.0 operator in some data node.

This TIS Table is then read and the data provided to the TIS Board by the TIS Board - Read editable data table 7.0 operator. This operator must be in the last operation of a data node that is connected to TIS Board

The Editable Grid Portlet retrieves the data via this data node. It edits the TIS Table directly.

Conflicts can occur when the table is edited by both, a TIS Board - Generate editable data table 5.0 operation and by the Editable Grid. This can happen, when the node containing the operation is set to automatic recalculation. Then changes in an ancestor the node trigger the operation to overwrite data entered by the Editable Grid Portlet.

Also, the operation can be triggered by an event from TIS Board, e.g., in order to create a new TIS Table with some user's name on Logon. 

The following can be done to avoid such conflicts.

  • Set parameter "Create only new table" in TIS Board - Generate editable data table 5.0  operator to true. Then the operation will never overwrite if there already exists a table. 
  • Set the data node's recalculation modality  to "Manual": Changes from the Editable Grid Portlet can only be overwritten manually.
  • Set the data node's recalculation modality  to "Fixed" No changes can be made from either TIS Editor or the Editable Grid (changes in the Grid will be lost).


Prepare the initial table for the editable grid in a data node in the TIS Editor and write it to a TIS Table with the operator TIS Board - Generate editable data table 5.0.

Prepare an empty node and add the operator TIS Board - Read editable data table 7.0. Enter the folder name and TIS Table created in Step 1.

Tick the TIS Board Connection  in the data node. 

Create a Portlet, choose the TIS Editor project, the data node containing the TIS Board - Read editable data table 7.0 operation, and portlet Editable Grid.

Edit the Settings (see below and Conditional Formatting for Grids)
Switch to View Mode and use the Grid, see Editing data in an Editable Grid
The Controller Portlet allows to manage the update and retrieval of data from an editable grid. 


General Portlet properties see List of Portlet Properties.

Editable Grid properties


Data type


Internal nameDescription
Retain column titlesbool

Retain column formats

Banded rows

Alternating show rows with background color white and grey for better readability.
Show row numbers

Show additional column with row numbers.
Show filter

Display a filter bar to filter text (case-insensitive). FLEX-96 - Getting issue details... STATUS FLEX-2823 - Getting issue details... STATUS

NOTE: Changes must be saved before applying a filter.

Show default values

Disable column selection

Enable add rows

Allow adding rows. The add icon is shown in the tool bar.
Enable delete rows

Allow deleting rows. The delete icon is shown in the tool bar.
Send data only when saving

Toggle automatic sending of the data is automatically to the database  only at clicking the save button.
The advantage of manual sending the data is that several inputs in the Editable Grid can be done quicker.
Sending the data to the database is different to saving the table.

Activate selection mode

Hides the tool bar and show a button for saving in the bottom. FLEX-96 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Activate overwrite mode

Only copy/paste visible columns

Column properties

Column description

The text entered as column description appears as tool tip on the column headers.

Word wrap

Wrap lines at the column's width. If disabled, then long lines show ellipsis (...) at the end in order to fit the column's width.

Newline control characters in the input string ((char)10) are always converted to a line break, that is, <br/> in HTML.

Static list

A Combo Box allows to input predefined values.
Prepare a table that should be edited:

In this grid users should only type in their age group.
In the Portlet Designer choose the column and go to the column properties and choose "Static combo"

Click on Edit Static Combo Values, so that a new window opens:

Define the values that can be chosen and the text that should be displayed.
Finally the user can only choose the predefined values:

Dynamic list

TIS Board - Selection list for editable data table provides data for selection.

(warning) Note that changes in the selection data node can only be detected, if the corresponding data node is in dirty state. So avoid explicit recalculation of this data node, when changes in the selection occur.

Radio Buttons

This is the functionality if two columns with true/false values exclude each other (e.g. male/female)
Prepare a table with the two or more columns. In the TIS Designer mark the first column (e.g. male) and go to the Column Properties. There choose a group, which defines which columns belong together.

Now repeat this step for the second column (e.g. female).
Now in the Editable Grid only one of the two columns can be chosen.

Automatically or manually Save

Users can choose if data is automatically sent to the database or if it is sent only at clicking the save button.
This settings can be made in the Portlet Designer.

The standard setting is "automatically". The advantage of manual sending the data is that several inputs in the Editable Grid can be done quicker.
Sending the data to the database must not be mixed up with saving the table.

Default Values

Default values can be defined for new rows in the Portlet Designer.

User definied function for default values

Add following function to TISBoardSettings.js, which replaces the 01.01.9000 to the today's date and 02.01.9000 to the tomorrow's date.

Please note that the portlet name (in the following example "a00 Default Values") has to be specified. This may be a regular expression as well.

TISBoard.standardValsAdapter = [
        [ /a00 Default Values/, function(rec, standardVals, columnTypes) {
                for(var j=0;j<columnTypes.length;j++) {
                        if(columnTypes[j].DefaultValueSet) {
                            switch(columnTypes[j].Datatype) {
                                case TISBoard.ColumnDescriptionType.DateTime:
                                case TISBoard.ColumnDescriptionType.DateTime_UTC:
                                case TISBoard.ColumnDescriptionType.Date:
                                case TISBoard.ColumnDescriptionType.Date_UTC:
                                        var dI = 'c'+j;
                                        if( Math.abs(standardVals[dI] - new Date(9000,0,1)) < 1000) {
                                                standardVals[dI] = new Date();
                                        if( Math.abs(standardVals[dI] - new Date(9000,0,2)) < 1000) {
                                                standardVals[dI] = new Date();
                                                standardVals[dI] = standardVals[dI].add(Date.DAY, 1);
                return standardVals;

Static Combo

Content that will be pasted via copy/paste will be checked if there is a static combo in one of the columns.


ProblemFrequent CauseSolutions

Editable Grid does not work

Connect Data Node to TIS Board

Cannot edit Editable GridPortlet designer is open and portlet is not savedSave the portlet
User rights are not properly set in TIS BoardObtain the necessary rights