Org Chart Component

Org Chart

Function: a!orgChartField()

Displays the organizational structure of users within Appian based on the users' Supervisor field values.


Name Keyword Type Description
Label label Text Optional text to display as the field label.
Label Position labelPosition Text Optional text to determine where the label appears. Valid values include
  • "ABOVE" (default) Displays the label above the component.
  • "ADJACENT" Displays the label to the left of the component.
  • "COLLAPSED" Hides the label. The label will still be read by screen readers; see accessibility considerations for more information.
  • "JUSTIFIED" Aligns the label alongside the component starting at the edge of the page.
Instructions instructions Text Use this parameter to supply supplemental text about this field.
Help Tooltip helpTooltip Text Displays a help icon with the specified text as a tooltip. The tooltip displays a maximum of 500 characters. The help icon does not show when the label position is "COLLAPSED".
Selected User value User The user who is the focus of the org chart.
Save Selection To saveInto Save Array One or more variables that are updated with the user value. Use `a!save()` to save a modified or alternative value to a variable.
Show All Ancestors showAllAncestors Boolean Determines if all ancestors above the user are displayed. Default is `false`, which displays only the user's supervisor.
Visibility showWhen Boolean Determines whether the component is displayed on the interface. When set to false, the component is hidden and is not evaluated. Default: true.


  • In the org chart, the user can only see active users that they have permission to view. If the current user does not have permission to view the selected user in the value parameter or the selected user is deactivated, an error will occur.
  • The org chart structure is based on users' Supervisor field values.
  • Users' locations (City, State, Country) are displayed on the org chart if values are present.
  • If users' profiles are not populated with supervisor or location information, you can request users to update their profiles in Tempo or use the Update User Profile Smart Service to update user profiles via process.
  • Hovering over a user's profile photo or name displays that user's user card, which displays additional information about the user and allows the viewing user to quickly follow or unfollow the user.
  • Avoid using this component for offline mobile forms because user photos in the org chart do not render and tapping on a user does not make them the focus of the org chart when offline.


Copy and paste an example into the INTERFACE DEFINITION in EXPRESSION MODE to see it displayed.

  local!user: loggedInUser(),
    value: local!user,
    saveInto: local!user

An org chart similar to the one pictured below displays. Note that your org chart may differ from the example:

An example of the org chart component

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