Intro to Element Types
IMPORTANT: This document is specific to Sigma's new Workbooks feature.
Developed workbooks typically house a collection of elements. These elements can be grouped on a single workbook page or distributed across multiple pages.
There are three primary element types, each with a different function: data elements, UI elements, and control elements. Together, these element types allow you to display, interact with, and provide additional context to your data.
Elements are defined by workbook editors and can be individually configured for viewer interaction.
Summary of Content
Data elements are a category of elements that are built directly from a data source. They include tables, pivot tables and visualizations. Each workbook can contain multiple data elements derived from a variety of data sources.
Get started with data elements.
UI elements add additional context and/or styling to workbooks. They include buttons, dividers, images, spacers, embeds, and text.
Get started with UI elements.
Control elements are used to manipulate a workbook's data elements based on user input. Currently, workbook controls can be used for data filtering.
Get started with control elements.