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As a layout is made of a window or multiple windows, a window is made of a panel or multiple panels. Dividers allow you to take a single window and subdivide it as you see fit to best visualize your information.

Creating Dividers

There are two ways to create dividers/divide a window into panels:

The first way to divide a window is using the Split Vertically and Split Horizontally found in the panel configuration menu (also known as the Green Button).

The second way to divide a window is to actually create panels using the Add Panel option also found in the panel configuration menu.

Both options lead to the creation of dividers with their own set of options. Dividers, by default, can be dragged by the user to adjust the real-estate of the two panels they divide. In order to further modify the window, use the divider configuration button found on the divider itself. Opening the configuration menu will highlight the associated panels and numbers will be assigned to each panel.

Option Outcome
Settings Includes the option to change Panel ID, User Preferences ID, and Default Offset
Style Includes both styling and behavior options for the dividers
Set Current Offset as Default Sets the offset of the divider as the default. Reopening/rebuilding the layout will place the divider at this position
Clear Default Offset Clears the divider position set
Flip Panels Flips the position of the panels
Rotate Panels Clockwise Rotates the selected panels in a clockwise direction
Rotate Panels Counterclockwise Rotates the selected panels in a counterclockwise direction
Change to 2 Tabs Removes the divider and places each of the panels in a tab
Distribute Dividers Evenly distributes the dividers
Replace With... Replaces the panels with a different visualization or blank panel
Add Panel Add a blank panel left, right, above, or below
Place Highlighted in Scroll Panel Places the selected panels in a scroll panel
Place Highlighted in Tab Places the panels in tabs
Place Highlighted in Window Places the panels in a new window, leaving behind a blank panel in their place
Move to Different Layout File... When working with multiple layouts - moves selected panels to a different layout
Cut Highlighted Panels Cut the panels for pasting to a different panel
Copy Highlighted Panels Copies the panels for pasting to a different panel
Delete Highlighted Panels Deletes the selected panels
Hide Highlighted Panels Hides the selected panels. To unhide, use the Unhide Panel option in the panel configuration menu
Export Highlighted Panels Export the highlighted panels, as text, for use in another dashboard
Paste Paste the cut/copied panel(s)


Adding panels

Adding a panel above using the right panel configuration button adds a panel only above the right panel:

Adding a panel above using the divider configuration button adds a panel above both panels:

The options to modify dividers are all found in the divider's Style setting.


Under the Style section of the Divider Style menu, you can adjust the thickness of the divider, the color of the divider, and the color of the divider when the mouse is hovering over it. Note: To make a divider invisible, change the thickness to 0(px).


Locking Dividers

Dividers may be locked in order to prevent it from moving when not in developer mode. A small lock will appear over the divider configuration button


The Align options keeps the size of the panels consistent when resizing the windows. For example, when set to the Ratio option, resizing a window consisting of two panels will keep their sizes relatively similar to their original sizes.


When enabled, the Snap Setting allows you to collapse a divider by double clicking on it. Depending on the setting used, the panel to the left, right, top, or bottom will be collapsed.

Note: when a panel is snapped away, it is considered hidden. This will affect the behavior of the panel when it is a real-time table. The real-time table will have a On-Hidden Behavior setting.

Unsnap minimum(%): when set, the divider will return to at least that % position of the window. For example: if the unsnap minimum is set to 60%, and the the divider was dragged to 40%; snapping and then unsnapping the divider will return the divider to the 60% location

Example: Snapping with AMIScript

In this example we discuss how to get different charts popping up depending on the data filtering. We will again use the Country table to showcase the example.

First lets create a window with 4 panels as such:

The left panel contains two Text field - one for Continent and other for Region. The Continent text field will display the values in the Continent column in the Country table from the Country datamodel:

Next, let's create a blender on the Country Datamodel called CountryFiltered which will contain the following script:

  CREATE TABLE RegionInContinent AS SELECT Region, sum(Population) as TotalPopulation FROM Country WHERE Continent==continent.getValue() group by Region;
  CREATE TABLE CountryInContinentRegion AS SELECT Name, Population FROM Country WHERE Continent==continent.getValue() and Region==region.getValue();

where continent.getValue() and region.getValue() get the values from the Continent and Region text fields respectively.

Then the Region text field will display the values in the Region column in the RegionInContinent table in the CountryFiltered datamodel:

Now that the left panel is done, we will split the right panel into three and create three V Bar charts. The top most bar chart will plot Continent vs. Population from the Country table:

The middle bar chart will plot Region vs. TotalPopulation from the RegionInContinent table:

Similarly, the bottom bar chart will plot Name vs. Population from the CountryInContinentRegion table.

Now that we have the panels completed, we will show how to maximise the different bar charts depending on the filtering of the text fields. We want the logic as follows:

  • if the Continent text field is empty we should have the Continent vs. Population plot
  • if the Continent text field has a value (and Region text field is empty) we should have the Region vs. TotalPopulation plot where the Regions are in the chosen Continent
  • if the Region text field has a value we should have the Country Name vs. Population plot

To get this we need to add the following script to the Continent text field:

if (continent.getValue() == "") {
else {


and the following script to the Region text field:

if (region.getValue() == "") {
else {


where the SummaryDivider is the divider between Continent vs. Population plot and Region vs. TotalPopulation plot, and RegionDivider is the divider between Region vs. TotalPopulation plot and Name vs. Population plot.