What is an Area?

An area is a basic building block of a template.

An area groups data, shapes and icons and places them in a predefined area.

The diagram shows an example of areas grouping certain data/shapes.

Together these areas form a reusable visualization template.

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Different Areas in a Visualization template.

Specification of an Area

An area is specified as follows:

{"class":"area", "id":"1", "name":"Process Block", "templateid":"1", "x":"100", "y":"100", "width":"400", "height":"300", "pagesize":"A3", "layout":"columns", "entityclass":"application", "entitytype":"finance", "entitytags":"outdated"}

Create an Area

An area can be created via the Collaboration application.