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  • List Mod for Spotfire®

    Version 2.1.1, released November 2023


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    The list can be used to display a selectable list of unique values in a column or a hierarchy.

    Data Requirement

    Every mod handles missing, corrupted and/or inconsistent data in different ways. It is advised to always review how the data is visualized.

    The list can display unique values in any categorical or hierarchical column.


    A basic list can be configured by just selecting a single categorical column. If a hierarchy is used each level of the hierarchy will be indented. The depth of the hierarchy will also affect the styling:

    • The first level will be displayed in bold if the hierarchy has two levels
    • The first level will be displayed in uppercase and the second level will be bold if the hierarchy has three or more levels.


    The list will respond to changes in the Spotfire canvas style. Label fonts, sizes and text color are determined by visualization canvas settings.



    Clicking on an item will mark that item in the list and in all other visualizations that uses the same marking. You can mark several items by Ctrl-clicking on them.

    Clicking on a hierarchy header will mark all items underneath it.

    Clicking and dragging will mark a range of items in the list. You can mark several ranges by ctrl-clicking and dragging.


    The list is sorted alphabetically in ascending order by default. Each branch in the hierarchy is sorted independently. To change the sort order, move the mouse over the list and click on the small gear icon to the left of the first item in the list.

    Select a column to sort by in order to sort the list by a column in your dataset. E.g. if your data set looks like this you can display a list with the month in correct order by Sorting the list by the Order column:

    Order Month
    1 January
    2 February
    3 March
    4 April
    5 May
    6 June
    7 July
    8 August
    9 September
    10 October
    11 November
    12 December

    Hierarchies are sorted hierarchically. The value of each node in the hierarchy is taken to be the sum of the values in all the leaves below it.


    Move the mouse over the list, click on the small gear icon to the left of the first item in the list and check the checkbox to make the search field visible. Start typing in the search box to filter the list.

    The following subset of the Spotfire search syntax is supported:

    • ab finds items that contains any word beginning with ab
    • *ab finds items that contains any word ending with ab
    • *ab* finds items that contains any word with ab in the middle
    • ab ba finds items that contain a word beginning with ab AND a word beginning with ba
    • "A Green Apple" finds items that contains the phrase A Green Apple
    • Search is not case-sensitive


    A scrollbar will appear when the mouse is over the list if all liste items can't fit into the list area. The height of the scrollbar handle indicates the number of visible items relative to the total number of items in the list.

    Drag the handle or use the mouse wheel to scroll the list up or down.

    Click above or below the handle to scroll one page up or down.

    Click on the thumbnails to scroll one item up or down.

    Help & Support

    This Mod for Spotfire® is not supported by Spotfire Support.
    In the event of issues or to suggest features and enhancements, submit an issue in the Mod's GitHub repository.
    For general questions about Mods, please post in the Forum for Extensions & Mods to make it visible and routed to the appropriate team(s) to respond.

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