DataSet Ticker

DataSet Ticker

The DataSet Ticker Widget is used with DataSets to display information as a Ticker.

DataSets need to be created and defined prior to adding the DataSet Ticker Widget to Layouts. Please see the DataSet page for further information.

Add Widget

Click DataSet Ticker from the Widget toolbar and click to add or drag and drop

If you are using 1.8.x CMS, DataSets can be displayed using a Ticker Widget. Please use the following link:Ticker 1.8
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On adding, select the DataSet to use from the drop-down menu.

From v3.1.0 you can change to an alternative DataSet by clicking the Back button. Options will need to be reconfigured to suit the new DataSet!

If you are using a version earlier than 3.1.0 you cannont edit to change to an alternative set of data. A new Widget would need to be added and configured!

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Once Saved, further options will be made available:

  • Provide a Name for ease of identification.
  • Choose to override the default duration if required.
  • Select whether the duration is to be per item or leave unticked to set the duration per feed.

This should be used with caution as it can create long-running media items. It is recommended to use this setting in conjunction with a setting to limit the number of items shown!
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Configuration

  • Select if returned items should be shown side by side and configure Upper and Lower row limits.
  • Set the number of items you wish to display.

From v2.3.8 use the Randomise option to randomly shuffle items to de displayed in a random sequence.
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Appearance

  • Optionally select a background colour
  • Use the drop-down menu to select an Effect to be used to transition between items.
  • Set the Speed for the effect selected.
  • Enter how many Items should appear on each page if an effect to split items has been selected.

Templates

Click on the Template tab to show the DataSet Ticker Templates:

Main Template

  • Select Main

  • Toggle On the Visual editor to format the main template using the inline editor.

  • Click the edit icon to open.

  • Include text merge fields from the Snippets menu to pull in the required information from the DataSet.

No Data Template

Include a message to ensure that your audience is not left with blank displays when there is no data to display.

Optional Stylesheet

Include CSS to apply to the template structure.

This optional template is intended for advanced users to ‘tweak’ the CMS generated output!
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Order

DataSet results can be set and ordered by any column:

  • Select the column to order from the drop down menu.

  • Click the + button to add additional fields.

  • Use the advanced order clause for more complex ordering by providing a SQL command.

Filter

DataSet results can be filtered by any column:

  • Use the clause builder to include/omit DataSet results
  • Click the + button to add additional fields.
  • Use the advanced filter clause for more complex filtering by providing a SQL command.

Caching

Players can cache the content of this media for off-line playback and to prevent repeated downloads. Keep this number as high as possible.

From v3.0.0 set a ‘freshness check’ to determine when to switch to the No Data Template when a Player is offline!
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Actions

Available from v3.0.0

Actions can be attached to this Widget, please see the Interactive Actions page for more information.