Update Data List Structure after Data Master changes

Roman Smolkin shared this problem 3 months ago
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Hi, I'm trying to use your Data Masters to help me with wireframing tables for complex software. There are many columns and we are adding and removing some frequently during the design phase. I was hoping to use your Data Masters model to only have to update the Data Masters and see all the Data Lists that use that model update. But after adding some columns to a Data Master, I don't see the changes reflected in the Data List. I can't find any way to update the Data List even manually to add or remove columns from the Data Master after the Data List is already added to a canvas. What am I missing?

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The easiest way would be to replace the Data List. A new one would have all of the columns.

If that's not possible, you can right-click on the Data List on the Canvas, and select 'new column'. Then, drag an Input Text Field into the new column. With that Input Text Field selected, go to the Properties palette and find the 'Data Field' dropdown. Select your new data master data.

To delete a column, hover over the top of it until you see a white arrow appear. Then, right-click and select 'delete'.

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Hmm, ok. I was really hoping that if I have several instances of Data Lists that I've applied some styling to like row height, text fonts, colors, etc. that if I update the data master there would be to automatically refresh the Data Lists to inject the new data and columns from the Data Master without having to rebuild each instance.