On CalAmp grid screens, you can customize the grid layout, including adding or removing columns, rearranging where they are onscreen, and changing which column the grid is sorted by (and its sort order). And you can set your preferences to save your grid settings so that the screens will always appear with your new configuration — or save just a single grid's changes.

To personalize your column view, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the screen you want to customize, such as Maintenance.
  2. To add or remove columns, click  at the top right of the grid.
    The Columns dialog box will display the column headers you can include on the screen, listed in their default order. The available headers will vary, depending on what screen you are on. Here is the one for the Maintenance dashboard:
  3. Select (or leave selected) the check boxes of any column headers you want to be displayed. ( means selected, and  deselected.)
    Note: If there are several column options, you may need to scroll down to find the ones you want.
  4. Deselect any column names you don't want to be shown.
    As soon as you click a check box, its column will appear or be removed from the grid.
    These are the options above the column names:
    • Select All: Selects the check boxes of all the column names.
    • Clear All: Deselects all the columns. (This is just so that you can clear the majority away before reselecting some column headers; you won't be able to leave no columns selected.)
    • Reset All: Resets the check box selections to the screen's default display.
  5. When you are finished selecting the columns to display, click Done.
  6. To change the order of the columns, follow these steps:
    1. Click and drag the header of the column you'd like to appear in a different spot in the grid. Don't release yet!
      The header will float out of its space as you drag.
    2. Drag the header to your preferred location for the column.
    3. Release the mouse button when you have the column where you want it.
      The column will be moved to the new spot.
  7. Repeat step 6 for all the columns you want to reposition.
  8. To change which column the grid is sorted by (and its sort order), click that column's heading. If no default sort is assigned to the column, the first click will sort by ascending order (from lowest to highest for numbers, or from A to Z for words), which is represented by a ); a second click will sort by descending order (from highest to lowest for numbers, or from Z to A for words), with ; and a third click will restore the original view.
  9. To save the layout view you just created, including the changed fields, rearranged columns, and new sort, you have two options:
    • Saving changes to all the grid screens: In your Preferences settings, select the Automatically Save Grid Settings toggle (see the "Changing Your Preferences" section of Viewing Your Profile and Setting Your Preferences for more details).
    • Saving changes to individual grid pages: Make sure that the Preferences option Automatically Save Grid Settings is deselected. Then save the changes you just made by following the steps in Saving Grid Changes for an Individual Screen.
  10. Now, every time you log in to the CalAmp application and open the screen you modified, your custom view will be displayed.
    Note: Any column filters you applied will not be saved as part of your layout.

    Note: If you decide in the future that you want to return to the default view, with only its original columns and layout displayed, click at the top right of the grid again. At the top of the Columns dialog box, click Reset All. If you have Automatically Save Grid Settings selected in Preferences, your customized view will be discarded. If you saved the changes for just this screen, you'll need to click again to save the default view. (See Saving Grid Changes for an Individual Screen if needed.)