Angular Grid: Tool Panels
This section covers Tool Panels, available via the grid's Side Bar, which allow for easy access to powerful grid operations such as grouping, pivoting, and filtering. Custom Tool Panels can also be provided to the grid.
Tool Panels are panels that sit in the Side Bar to the right of the grid. The Side Bar allows access to the tool panels via buttons that work like tabs. The Side Bar and a Tool Panel are highlighted in the screenshot below.
Version 19 of AG Grid received a major overhaul of the tool panels. It did not make sense to keep
the older configuration options. The old property
showToolPanel is no longer
used. The tool panel is also not included by default - if the tool panel is not configured, no
tool panel is shown.
If moving from an earlier version, set
sideBar='columns' to receive similar behaviour.
The grid provides the following Tool Panels:
- Columns Tool Panel - to control aggregations, grouping and pivoting.
- Filters Tool Panel - to perform multiple column filters.
In addition to the provided Tool Panels, it is also possible to provide custom Tool Panels.
For more details refer to the section: Custom Tool Panel Components.
Before covering the Tool Panels in detail, continue to the next section to learn about the Side Bar.