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Identifying data pages with the Live Data tool

Updated on April 6, 2022

Use the Live Data tool to view information about the data pages that make up your screen. By learning the details of the data pages in your UI, you can understand how a UI element works to develop a similar feature or to fix a bug.

You can quickly find sections that are sourced by data pages and get more information about them, such as when the system last loaded the data page or which parameters the data page accepts.
  1. In the header of Dev Studio, in the Launch portal menu, click the name of your portal.
    For more information about other ways in which to access the Live Data tool and the required privileges, see Live UI.
  2. On the landing page of the portal, click Toggle runtime toolbarToggle Live Data.
  3. Hover your cursor over the UI element in your application that you want to inspect.Result: The tool highlights the element with a box. The data page from which the element is sourced is displayed, as shown in the following figure:
    Finding data pages with the Live Data tool
    A highlighted UI element that displays the data page from which it is sourced.
  4. On the box that highlights the UI element, click the Get more info icon.Result: The system displays the details of the data page.
    Viewing information about a data page
    The dialog box that displays the details of the data page.

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