When searching for animals in Angus Database Search, you will find that search results are usually displayed in a ‘default layout’. That is, animals are displayed in a table format in rows, with columns listing the Animal ID, Animal Name and Sex, followed by Parent IDs, Date of birth, Indexes and then EBVs.
To customize the display of search results, locate the search options bar at the top of the screen, and then click on the arrow to the left to reveal 3 tabs below. The first displays your selection criteria, and the second allows you to customize how your results are displayed. Click on this second tab. It will open to reveal the default layout. Each of the fields displayed in the default layout will have a tick next to them.
To create a custom layout, click on the cog wheel symbol to the right of the words “default layout” and uncheck all of the fields. Now, on the right of the screen, simply check the fields that you would like to have displayed in your custom layout. Note that the order in which you check the fields will determine the order in which they are displayed. As you add fields by clicking on the checkbox, you will see the new display being built in the table beneath.
Once you are finished choosing the fields you are interested in, return to the cog wheel, click on it, and then select SAVE. The new layout will be called Default layout Copy. Click on the cog wheel again and select RENAME to save your newly created layout with a name that is meaningful to you.
You can repeat this process as many times as you like, creating multiple, differently named layouts suitable for a variety of purposes. To use a saved customized layout, simply select it from the drop down list.