Configure column settings

In Adaxes Web interface, information in directory object lists is divided into columns.

Initially, object lists are displayed with the default columns, and users can add, remove and reorder them by clicking the Columns button located above the list.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure the columns displayed in object lists by default, change the default sorting and grouping settings and restrict the columns users can add to the lists.

  1. Open Adaxes Web interface configurator.

    • On the computer where Web interface configurator is installed, open Windows Start menu.

    • Click Adaxes Web Interface Configurator.

    To configure the Web interface, you need to have the appropriate permissions.


    The permissions to configure the Web interface are delegated via security roles. By default, only service administrators have the appropriate permissions. To enable other users to configure the Web interface, grant them the corresponding permissions.

    To create a security role that grants the permissions to configure Web interface:

    • In Adaxes Administration console, right-click your Adaxes service, point to New and click Security Role.

    • Enter a name for the new security role and click Next.

    • On the Permissions step, click the down arrow embedded into the Add button and click Configure Web Interface.

    • Click Next and follow the steps in the wizard.

  2. In the top left corner, select the Web interface you want to customize.

  3. In the left navigation menu, click Browsing.

    Scroll down to the Columns section.

  4. To modify the default column settings for a Web interface component:

    • In the Columns section, select the Web interface component you want to modify the column settings for.

      Columns for reports and business units are configured in the settings of each report and business unit.

    • In the Columns visible by default list, specify the columns that will be visible by default for the selected Web interface component.

    • Use the Group by and Sort by options to specify how to group and sort columns by default.

      Sorting or grouping objects can negatively affect the performance, as instead of loading only the objects that are visible in the list, all objects will be fetched.

  5. In the Available columns section configure the columns users will be able to select themselves in the Web interface.

    If a column is not in the list of available columns, it will not be displayed in the Web interface, and users will not be able to add it using the Columns dialog.

  6. Save the changes.

    The settings in a section can be applied to other Web interfaces. For this purpose, in the top right corner of the section, click the down arrow button and click Apply to other Web interfaces.

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