TITAN CMS - Add Data List Block

Review the many configurations that can be made for the powerful Data List block.


The Data List is a new v6.0 content block that uses some of the familiar features of Titan's Filter block to present a consistent list of user-defined data content.  This display is dependent on a Data List Template to present the list.  There is also configuration available for building the column types in the Schema-Table to allow sort options which will then show in the Set Your Sort Order list.  In v6.2 the Data List block now may be configured to allow editing for website logged in users.  In v6.3 the Filter section was updated and Caching option added.   An addition in v6.4 was the Calendar filter to use with the new Input for a Date and Time with Recurrence column type or other date column types.  In v6.5 the Data List Proximity Filter may be used if the Geographic Coordinate column type was built.  A Data List example is found under block examples.  In v6.6 the Lookup or Tag options now allow for developer to use "No Display".  v6.7 User Value Filters available to configure. v6.8 New Set Your Sort Order options added.

  1. Select the Web Content Management module.
  2. Add or edit the page to add the Data List block.
  3. Click the Add New Block.
  4. Select the Data List Block.
  5. Check source.  *The source is the Data Site where data records reside.
  6. Configure Options:
    1. Set Optional Filters 
      1. Display the What's New "active" items only.
      2. Display only items published in the last ____ days.
      3. Display only____ items.
    2. Check box for Caching for Public Display *Cache Public default view until application/nav refresh
      1. Public view only, doesn't cache if logged in!
      2. Changes will not take effect on display until after Refresh
    3. Set Your Sort Order *Not all sorts are used in the display sorts. *v6.8 new Sort Order options added.
      1. Select the default sort order for your results:
        1. N/A - Last Published Date "Newest First"
        2. N/A - Last Published Date "Oldest First"
        3. Sort Date "Newest First"
        4. Sort Date "Oldest First"
        5. Alphabetical by Page Name
        6. N/A - Display Order Property (Default)
        7. Number of Views (based on auditing)
        8. Average Rating (*Based on Comment & Rating form results.)
        9. Distance *If the Geographic Coordinate is built in table/source
        10. *Column types configured to be able to use in Sort
    4. Set your new Filter Section;
      1. Filter Your Results Using Tags *Tag/Attributes need to be assigned to Data Record to display in this section.
      2. Filter Your Results Using Lookups *Lookups need to be part of the Data Site - Schema Table as a column type configured to sort.
      3. Filter Your Results By Keyword *Valid Column types need to be set for Keyword filtering
      4. Filter Your Results by Date Range * System defined Range
      5. Filter Your Results by Ranges *Valid Column types need to be set for Range Filtering
      6. Filter Your Results by Calendar Filter *Valid Column types need to be set for Range Filtering
      7. Filter Your Results by Proximity Filter *Valid column Geographic Coordinate configured
      8. Filter Your Results by User Value Filter *Valid column, Text, Number Integer, Number Decimal, Radio Button *custom
      9. Permit Keyword Filtering on Display
      10. Order your filters as desired
      11. Name your filters as desired
      12. Developers now have option to use "No Display" for Tag & Lookup.  The "No Display" option hides the filter checkboxes / links so that the Tag/Lookup data can be returned with the results with requiring filtering.  Developer's requested this enhancement to use behind-the-scenes.
    5. Configure Your Filter Display
      1. Enter a Filter Area Title
      2. Filter Area Page Zone - select from drop down.
      3. Adv Tag Options *Dynamic Checkbox or Links required.
      4. See More link after ____ attributes
      5. Check if you desire for the Tag List to collapse to only selected attributes
      6. Check if you desire Attributes and Tags that no longer apply
    6. Configure Your Results Display
      1. Enter a Title for results section.
      2. Select a List Template *This Template is added in Titan Admin per a Data Site.
      3. Enter Items per Row.  *1-5 should work but are dependent on Template.
      4. Check Links desired:
        1. Page Name
        2. Link Text and enter Title in field.
      5. Select the link destination
        1. Default Location as configure for Data Site *The page where the Data Detail block is built on, use it's DocId number and add to the Data Site Internal ID. 
        2. Specific Page with Data Detail Block *Use the browse to find the desired page with the Data Detail block that goes with this Data List instead of using the Internal DocId default.
      6. Display Options *Dependent on type of Template used.  See Designer or Developer for additional help.
        1. Display Teaser Image
        2. Enable Display-side Sorting
        3. Display Count (based on Auditing)
        4. Paginate with ____ items per page.  *Limit to 500 as of v6.4.
      7. Data Editing Configuration
        1. Show Edit Links - check to allow edit through Data List for logged in valid users
        2. Enter Text for title of Edit link
        3. Check to edit in pop up dialog, or leave un-checked and edit in same window
      8. Commenting & Rating *Dependent for the C&R form to be assigned to the data records.
        1. Show Average Rating
        2. Include Total Ratings
        3. Link to Read Comments
        4. Include Total Comments
        5. Link to Add Comment / Rating
  7. Click OK to retain configuration.
  8. Save and publish work.
Related Links

How to build Schema, Data Site, etc

Data List Example


Prerequisite Steps

Log in to the workstation:

  1. Enter your TitanCMS URL in a browser address bar.  The Titan log in will display.
  2. Enter your User Name in the User Name field.
  3. Enter your Password in the Password field.
  4. Click Log In.  The TitanCMS application will open to the Web Content Management Module.

Find an existing item in the Nav Tree: 

  1. To expand the node in the tree, use the "+" 
  2. To minimize the node in the tree, use the "-"  
  3. To select the item to work with,  click on the item in the tree.  The item will become highlighted & the item and it's children will appear in the Browse Screen.

Access the Content Edit Tab

  1. Access the content editing pane by either clicking on the "edit" link from the browse screen listing, or by adding a checkmark in the box in front of your page in the browse screen and clicking on the Content Edit Tab.
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