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What is a Row Section?

In the Albato interface you can see tag "Row Section", "Row Section Element".

Let's look more closely at what it is, how to work with it, and what tools you'll need.

As an example, let's take the shopping cart of an online store. The cart form contains fields for entering customer's name, phone number, email, as well as the part about the goods, which can be in each order in different quantity (1, 2... N...).

Each item also has its own set of parameters: name, part number, quantity, price.
So a "Row Section" is an array of [ ] objects, an infinite set of data inside an entity.
In our example this entity is an order, and row sections are goods of the order, such you can find in WooCommerce, Tilda, etc.
The elements of the row sections will be product parameters (name, article, weight, barcode, etc.).

An example of a shopping cart:

To make our interface easier to use, we separated the Row Sections from the main entity fields and shifted them slightly to the right.

You can see such settings for transferring items to a deal, items to an order, online cash register costs, rows in GoogleSheets, etc.

Rows sections are an array of objects, and in order to transfer them to regular entity fields, such as a note to a deal/order, etc., they need to be transformed (combine goods from two different systems by a common parameter, for example, by article; combine the mass of all goods and then add up using a math operation; turn the name of all goods from a column into a regular string and transfer to the sales department, etc.).

For this, Albato has tools for working with rows sections.

Read more about each:

Rows gluing tool

Rows merger tool

Get an element of a row section (array)

Split string into elements of a row section


Updated on: 28/02/2024

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