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The Column Selector (View Builder)

Introduction

The Column Selector (or View Builder) allows you to customize any main grid to display only the data that you need, when you need it. You're able to add or remove any of the columns in the grid, as well as re-order them in a way that makes sense for you and your business. Even better, you can now search for the specific column you need within the Column Selector in real-time. Pretty nifty, right?

In this article, we'll discuss MarinOne's Column Selector as well as the Marin Search View Builder, which are essentially the same feature with a few key differences. We'll call out the differences accordingly.

 

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How to use the Column Selector (View Builder)


Below is our step-by-step guide on how to set up the Column Selector (or View Builder) for your specific needs.

In MarinOne  

  1. First, navigate to the relevant grid that contains the data you'd like to view. For example, the main Campaigns grid. 
     
  2. In the upper-right corner of the grid, click the Column Selector button to display the overlay. You can use the Column Selector anytime without navigating away from the screen you're on. 
     

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  3. At this point, the ball is very much in your court. You can click into the categories on the left of the Column Selector to find the specific column header you'd like to add to the grid. You can then choose whether you'd like to add the main column (under "Act." for "Actual"), the change column ('Delta' triangle icon), or the percent change column ('Delta' triangle icon with a percent sign). 
     
  4. Finally, you can click and drag any column in the chooser to rearrange the order of the columns in the grid. You can also click the trash can icon next to any column to remove it from the grid. 
     
  5. Once you've set up the Column Selector as you'd like it, simply click Apply. The grid will be refreshed and you should see your columns set up in the precise order you selected. From here, you can add filters, sorting options, and more. 

in Marin Search

  1. First, log in to Marin Search as usual and head to any one of the main grids. In our example, we'll use the main Keywords tab.
     
  2. In the upper-right of the grid, click View Builder to open the overlay.
     

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  3. You'll be presented with the View Builder pane. On the left of the pane, you'll see a selection of categories that you can use to locate the specific column you'd like to add. For example, if you wanted to add in the Average Position column to the grid, you'd simply click on Traffic / Cost, then use the checkboxes to select the column and add it to the list on the right.
     

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  4. You'll notice that for some columns you have the choice of three checkboxes. These are, in order: Actual valueChange value and Change % value. On the left of the grid is a Change Vs. drop-down menu which you can use to pick the period by which the Platform compares values for these change columns.
     

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  5. The final step in using the View Builder is re-ordering your columns. To do this, simply look to the Adjust Column Order section on the right, then click and drag the columns into the positions you'd like them.
     

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  6. That's it! Simply click Save at the bottom of the View Builder and the grid will update with your new data. 
     
  7. If you'd like to learn about the settings available in the Advanced View Builder, check out our dedicated article.
     

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