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The PluginConfigOptions Object

Arguments

name string

An identifier, and label, for the individual configuration option.

type string

The configuration option’s input type:

  • element: Allows users to reference a data element in the workbook. Typically used for data source selection.
  • column: Allows users to select data element columns. PluginConfigOptions assigned this type must also include source and allowMultiple arguments.
  • text: Allows users to input text into a text box. PluginConfigOptions assigned this type must also include secure, multiline, placeholder, and default value arguments.
  • group: Allows users to group multiple PluginConfigOptions. This configuration type can only contain “text” type objects.

source string   (ignored if type does not equal “column”)

The name argument of the PluginConfigOptions object (type “element”) that stores the data element to be used as a data source.

allowMultiple boolean   (ignored if type does not equal “column”)

True allows users to select multiple values.

secure boolean   (ignored if type does not equal “text”)

If true: 

  • A password input type is applied to the text box
  • The input value is not passed as plaintext through the querystring (for pre-hydrated configs). The value is only made available once a secure connection between the plugin and workbook has been established.

If false:

  • Default text input is used.
  • The input value is passed as plaintext through the querystring, allowing the value to be accessed immediately in the plugin.

Multiline boolean  (ignored if type does not equal “text”)

Uses <textarea /> instead of <input />.
Note: Can still be set as secure but will no longer use the password type.

placeholder string   (ignored if type does not equal “text”)

Placeholder text for the text input.

defaultValue string   (ignored if type does not equal “text”)

A value to use as the default in a text input, if no value is set.

Examples

Example #1

The object below displays a select menu. The menu includes all data elements in the workbook. Users will select an element from this list to be used as the data source for their plugin-based element.

{  name: 'data source', type: 'element' }

Example #2

The object below displays a select menu. The menu that lists every column in the data element the user selected as a data source in the “data source” input (see Example #1 above). Because allowMultiple is true, the user can select multiple columns from the list.

{ 
 name:
'dimension',
  type: 'column',
  source: 'data source',
  allowMultiple: true
}

 

Configuration API

client.config.configureEditorPanel(editorPanelConfiguration)

Configures the workbook’s editor panel for the plugin.

Arguments

editorPanelConfiguration array<{PluginConfigOptions}>

A list of PluginConfigOptions objects that define the inputs available in the plugin element’s editor panel.

Example

client.config.configureEditorPanel([
  {  name: 'data source', type: 'element' },
  { 
name:
'dimension',
    type: 'column',
    source: 'data source',
    allowMultiple: true
  },
  {  name: 'measures',
    type: 'column',
    source: 'data source',
    allowMultiple: true
  },
{ name: 'a group of values', type: 'group' },
{
     name: 'text input #1',
    source: 'a group of values',
     type: 'text'
  },
{
     name: 'text input #2',
    source: 'a group of values',
     type: 'text'
  },
{
     name: 'apiKey',
     type: 'text',
     secure: true
  },
]);
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client.config.get()

Returns the array of PluginConfigOptions.

Arguments

none

client.config.getKey(key)

Returns a specific PluginConfigOptions object, based on the input string.

Arguments

key string

The name of the target PluginConfigOptions object

client.config.set(config)

Updates the plugin configuration for one or more key/value pairs, and saves it to the workbook.

 

Arguments

config array<{key: string, value: string}>

The key / value pair to save, where key is the name of the PluginConfigOptions object and value is the user’s input value.

client.config.setKey(key, value)

Updates the input value associated with a specific PluginConfigOptions object, and saves it to the workbook.

Note: To set multiple values at once, use client.config.set(config).

Arguments

key string

The name of the associated PluginConfigOptions object

value any

The user’s input value.

 

client.config.subscribe(listener)

Subscribes to configuration changes.

Arguments

listener config => void

A function to be invoked when changes are made to the configuration.

 

Standard Javascript API

client.config.getElementColumns(elementId)

Returns a Promise that resolves to the column information from the specified element.

Arguments

elementId string

A workbook element’s unique identifier.

client.elements.subscribeToElementColumns(elementId, listener)

Subscribes to changes in a specific element’s column information.

Arguments

elementId string

A workbook element’s unique identifier.

 

listener function

A callback function to be invoked

client.elements.subscribeToElementData(elementId, listener)

Subscribes to changes in a specific element’s data rows. The shape of the data is a dictionary of cell data keyed by its columnId: Dictionary<ColumnId, CellValue[]>.

Arguments

elementId string

A workbook element’s unique identifier.

listener function

A callback function to be invoked

 

Hooks API

The Hooks API, built using React Hooks, is included in the Sigma plugin client package.

 

useElementColumns(elementId)

Returns the column information from the specified element.

Arguments

elementId string

A workbook element’s unique identifier.

useElementData(elementId)

Returns the row data from the specified element. The shape of the data is a dictionary of cell data keyed by its columnId: Dictionary<ColumnId, CellValue[]>.

Arguments

elementId string

A workbook element’s unique identifier.

useConfig(key)

Returns the workbook element’s current configuration. If a key is provided, only the associated configuration is returned.

Arguments

key string [optional]

The name of the associated PluginConfigOptions object

Related Resources

Get Started with Custom Plugins (Beta)
Develop Sigma Plugins