Customer Service Center Layout

The layout section defines all visible elements. Those elements are structured in rows spread across a 12 column grid.

There can be:

By using width on an element, you can modify the number of columns this element occupies. You can embed widgets Inside a layout or form widget, for example, a product_unit_price inside a form widget. For advanced configuration, both rows and cells also can also have conditions to show elements based on the value of attributes.

Layout Row Configuration

The following table describes layout row configuration:

Name Type Description
layout array As array of layout columns
condition string An expression to toggle the row visibility

Layout Column Configuration

The following table describes layout column configuration:

Name Type Description
id string The widget ID
attribute string The attribute reference inside a form or layout widget
"layout": [
    {
      "attribute": "content1"
    }
  ]
width integer (1 <= width <= 12) Number of grid cells the column occupies
offset integer (1 <= width <= 12) Number of grid sets to leave empty before this element. Either Offset + Width should total 12, or "end" should be used.
"layout": [
    {
      "attribute": "content1",
      "width": 6
    },
    {
      "attribute": "content2",
      "width": 6
    },
    {
      "attribute": "content3",
      "width": 6,
      "offset": 6
    }
  ]
end Boolean Specify to leave empty until the end of the row.
"layout": [
    {
      "attribute": "content1",
      "width": 6,
      "end" : true
    },
    {
      "attribute": "content2",
      "width": 6
    },
    {
      "attribute": "content3",
      "width": 6
    }
  ]
condition string An expression to toggle the row visibility.

Layout Conditions

Layout conditions include the following:

Operator Description Example
> Greater than operator. Evaluates to true if the left side is greater that the right side. 5 > 3
>= Greater than or equal to operator. Evaluates to true if the left side is greater than or equal to the right side. 5 >= 5
< Less than operator. Evaluates to true if the left side is less than the right side. 3 < 5
<= Less than or queal to operator. Evalueates to true if the left side is less than or equal to the right side. 3 <= 3
== Equality comparison. Returns true if the left side equals the right side. Does not check type equality. 3 == '3'
!= Inequality comparison. Returns true if the left side equals the value and type of the right side. Does not check type inequality. 3 != 2
=== Strict equality comparison. Returns true if the left side equals the value and type of the right side. 3 === 3
!== Strict inequality comparison. Returns true if the left side doesn't equal the value of the right side and both types are the same. 3 !== '3'
! Negation operator. Negates the Boolean value. !true
&& Logical AND operator. true && true
|| Logical OR operator. true || false

The following sample condition would hide the associated widget until the current product doesn't require variation selection any more.

"condition": "!type.master"

Configuring Width

You use the width property to specify how many columns an element spans.

The following is an example of specifying the width. Because of the nested layout, the same result would be achieved without width.

{
  "id": "address",
  "layout": [
    {
      "layout": [
        {
          "attribute": "first_name",
          "width": 6
        },
        {
          "attribute": "last_name",
          "width": 6
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "layout": [
        {
          "attribute": "postal_code",
          "width": 6
        },
        {
          "attribute": "city",
          "width": 6
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

The following is a sample for width without nested layouts:

{
  "id": "address",
  "layout": [
    {
      "attribute": "first_name",
      "width": 6
    },
    {
      "attribute": "last_name",
      "width": 6
    },
    {
      "attribute": "postal_code",
      "width": 6
    },
    {
      "attribute": "city",
      "width": 6
    }
  ]
}

It results in a layout like this:

Combining Elements

By using the property suppress_new_column, you can combine multiple elements in one cell. Each element with the property suppress_new_column:true is added to the cell of the previous element.

{
  "id": "address",
  "layout": [
    {
      "layout": [
        {
          "attribute": "first_name"
        },
        {
          "attribute": "last_name",
          "suppress_new_column": true
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "layout": [
        {
          "attribute": "postal_code"
        },
        {
          "attribute": "city",
          "suppress_new_column": true
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Each element with the property suppress_new_column:true is added to the cell of the previous element.

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