Archive for November, 2016

Creating Highlighted Rows

This is a quick video tutorial showing how to add highlighted rows to a dashboard as a few people had emailed asking this:

How to Highlight Rows in an sqlDashboard


To highlight a row we use specially named sqlDashboards columns SD_ that affect how the result is displayed but are not shown in the table

  1. Add a column called SD_BGCOLOR specifying a color to use for the background of that row e.g. ‘green’ or using HTML hex triplet notation e.g. #224466
  2. Add a column called SD_FGCOLOR specifying the color to use for the foreground of that row

Hex triplet is a six-digit, three-byte hexadecimal number used in HTML, CSS, SVG, and other computing applications to represent colors. The bytes represent the red, green and blue components of the color. One byte represents a number in the range 00 to FF (in hexadecimal notation), or 0 to 255 in decimal notation. This represents the least (0) to the most (255) intensity of each of the color components.

Using Case When

Commonly you will probably want to use SQL’s CASE-WHEN to alternate colors depending on an existing column value. e.g.


highlighting rows in an sql dashboard