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Editable Grid Column Configuration Component
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a!gridLayoutColumnConfig( width, weight, showWhen )

Defines a column configuration for use in an Editable Grid.


Name Keyword Types Description




Determines the column width. Valid values: "DISTRIBUTE" (default), "ICON", "ICON_PLUS", "NARROW", "NARROW_PLUS", "MEDIUM", "MEDIUM_PLUS", "WIDE".



Number (Integer)

Determines how wide distributed columns are in relation to each other. Valid values: integers from 1 (default) to 10.




Determines whether the column configuration is displayed in the grid. When set to false, the column configuration is hidden and is not evaluated. Default: true.

Usage considerations

Using the editable grid's columnConfigurations parameter

  • The number of column configurations need not match the number of columns in the grid. They are matched with the columns by their position in the columnConfigurations array.

Using the width parameter

  • Even if width is set to a fixed width, the column will be at least as wide as the longest word in the column. For example, if you set the column's width to ICON_PLUS but the column contains a longer word like "operations," the column will be wide enough to accommodate the longer word.
  • ICON and NARROW do not have a minimum width. This means the column will shrink to fit the longest word in the column.
  • When the total width of your fixed width columns is not wide enough to fill the horizontal space of the grid, the columns will expand proportionally to fill the space.


To experiment with examples, copy and paste the expression into an interface object.

Narrow grid column

This example needs to be used with the a!gridLayout() function for it to display anything. Examples that you can see in action are available in the Grid Layout component section.

  width: "ICON"

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this SAIL component's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process report.

Process Events Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process event node, such as a start event or timer event.

The following patterns include usage of the Editable Grid Column Configuration Component.

Editable Grid Column Configuration Component