A modal—sometimes called a popup—is a dialog box that overlays, a page, allowing the end user to see and interact with a selected set of Skuid components and their data without actually leaving the page.

How data is displayed within a modal is determined by which components are added to the modal’s dialog box.

Using Modals

Add modals wherever you can add action triggers to the page. Add a Show modal action wherever the Action Framework is used (for example, on the Table component when creating row, global, or mass actions, or interactions.

Once you create the trigger, add an icon and/or label that end users can select to open the modal.

Then, customize the modal box itself by clicking Configure modal:

  • Add a Title that will display on the modal’s header. You can also adjust the Width or even change the icon used to close the modal.
  • Since the modal is essentially a container, add components to the modal to display data:
    • As always, be sure to attach the component to the appropriate model, and configure it to display the necessary data.

Best Practices

  • Because modals are a way to display a small subset of data without navigating away from the page, they often include one (or more) data components. But bear in mind that a modal is a limited space, a temporary “working area.” Use modals for specific, concentrated tasks that the user needs to complete before returning to a workflow on the underlying page.
  • To display a more complex or detailed set of tasks in an element that nonetheless allows the end user to easily navigate back to their main workflow, consider using a Tab Set component.


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