Changes made to the layout of a view, such as columns that have been added, sequence of the columns, filters and search criteria, can be saved using the Save View. This saves the layout for the columns and makes it available to all users in your practice.
This article contains the following sections:
- Overview of Creating Views
- Creating a New View
- Modifying an Existing View
- Changing an FYI System View
- Deleting a Saved View
Overview of Creating Views
- An FYI administrator can set up new views, change existing views or delete views.
A user in a User Group that has Permissions enabled Views also has access to save or modify views. Only an FYI administrator can delete views. Refer to Managing User Groups.
- Views can be saved from the Clients list, Documents list, Jobs list, Tasks list and from the List View in Automations - Processes.
- Saving a view is not available from the Home tabs or from the tabs in the Clients or Jobs workspaces.
When saving, you can create this as a new view or modify an existing view.
Note: All the Save View functions, to save/modify a view or to delete a view, are only available to FYI administrators and they are only available for practices on the "Intermediate" or "Pro" plan. Refer to Subscribing to an FYI Plan.
An FYI administrator can make changes to the standard system views that are installed with FYI (such as Documents - All, Tasks - Incomplete Tasks). A message displays that this is an FYI system view and changes will affect all users. Before changing a system view, consider if the changes apply to all users or if the view should be saved as a new view.
When saving a Documents, Jobs or Clients view, you can specify that, for all users other than those who are in a User Group that has Permissions enabled Views, it only displays for Automations. These views are then only displayed in Custom Processes and not included in the list of views in documents lists (except for FYI administrators and users with Views access). Refer to Custom Processes using Views and Summary Notifications.
For a video walkthrough that includes this feature, refer to Using the Views (4 min).
Creating a New View
Display the view you want to use as the basis of your view. This can be a view that has already been saved for your practice, or a system view such as Documents - All.
- Make any changes to the view such as including additional columns, changing the order or sort sequence of any columns. Refer to Adding/Removing/Moving Columns in a List and Sorting and Filtering. You can also enter or select any search criteria (such as a specific Cabinet).
If you want your view to be date related, you can use relative date range (refer to Relative Date Range in Sorting and Filtering).
You can also set the number of documents displayed in a page (such as 50 or 100) and save this with the view.
Or, if you do not want any search criteria, selections for Cabinets etc saved as part of the saved view, ensure these are cleared.
- Click the View Tools button which is at the end of the column headings, on the right-hand side of a list.
Select Save view.
The Save document view popup displays. This shows the name of the currently displayed view (which is "All" in the example below).
- Enter the name of the new view by typing over the view name displayed.
- Mark the elements of the view you want to save.
Save Column Order, Save Filter Selections, Save Cabinet save the view with the current settings to the layout such as column order and filters or the selected Cabinet.
Save Cabinet is only relevant when saving a Documents list.
Save Advance Search will save any specific search criteria currently set in the view. If you have expanded the width of the Name column, the Client or Group column, or the Subject column in the Tasks list, Save Advanced Search will save the view with the column expanded (refer to Document Lists, Clients List, Using the Jobs List, Displaying a Practice-wide Tasks List and Using the Knowledge Templates List).
Automations only. This is relevant for Documents, Jobs and Clients lists. If you are creating the view to use it in a Custom Process, and it does not need to be included in the selection of views in documents, jobs and clients lists for users who are in a User Group that does not have Permissions enabled for Views, select Automations only. Refer to Custom Processes using Views and Summary Notifications.
When a view is saved as Automations only it only displays in the selection of views in documents, jobs and clients lists for FYI administrators, or a user in a User Group that has Permissions enabled for Views. This allows these users to make changes to any Automations Only views.
- Click Save and Close.
The view is saved as the new name and is included in the drop-down list of view names at the top of the relevant list.
Your browser is automatically reloaded so the new created view automatically displays.
Refer also to Sticky Views for information on how to set FYI so that, when a user selects a particular view in any list, that choice will be their default for the rest of the session and also when they log out and log in again. This means that when a view has been selected, when the user displays another list and then returns to that list, or logs out and in again, the same view will be initially selected in the drop-down.
Note: If you have set the list to show only emails and documents where you are the Owner (with the Mine button) this is also saved as part of the saved view. This is applied for any other users who use that saved view to show only the documents that have their user name as the owner. Refer to Using the Mine Button in Document Lists.
Note: If you have filtered the view by Cabinet and then removed the Cabinet column from your view, when you save a view selecting the 'Save Cabinet' option this will save the filter(s) that you applied to the Cabinet column. When redisplaying the saved view this will apply the same filter. If you have applied filters to any Categories (such as Year or Work Type) these are only applied in the saved view if the column is shown and not when it is hidden in the saved view.
Modifying an Existing View
- Display the existing saved view.
- Make any changes as required to the layout, search criteria, number of documents displayed per page, etc.
- Click the View Tools button and select Save View to open the Save document view pop-up.
This displays the name of the view you currently have displayed.
- Mark or change the elements of the view you want to save.
- Click Modify Existing.
- If the view is used in any Automation Processes, a message displays as information with the Automations in which is it used.
- To continue saving the view, click Save and Close.
Click a link in the message to display that Process in Automations without saving the changes so you can check the changes will not affect how the Process runs.
If the view is used in more than three Automations, the message displays "nn More" and clicking on this links displays the links to the remaining Automations.
Changing an FYI System View
If you try to make changes to one of the standard system views that are installed with FYI (such as Documents - All, Tasks - Incomplete Tasks) a message displays that this is an FYI system view and changes will affect all users. Before changing a system view, consider if the changes apply to all users or if it should be saved as a new view.
Deleting a Saved View
An FYI administrator can also use the Settings - Practice Settings - Documents - Views to change or delete Views. Refer to Managing Views.