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My Data (Ticker)

The My Data app lets you enter your own text and have that be treated the same way as a news feed or RSS feed. It lets you split your text into individual “messages” that can then be shown like an individual news article or in sequence in the shape of a scrolling ticker.

A great thing about the My Data app is that it can be updated without logging into the community channel editor. You have the option of linking your ticker to an external file that can be kept on a service like dropbox or google drive.


You can configure the app using the following properties:

DatasourceSelect where the text should come from:
Lines of text: enter the text directly into the text property field
External file: enter the web address (URL) of the text file as it is available on the internet
Dropbox file: login with your Dropbox account and browse through your folders to select the desired text file
Web address of .txt file(Only for “External file”) The web address (URL) of the text file as it is available on the internet.
Dropbox account(Only for “Dropbox file”) The Dropbox account you like to pick a file from. Add a Dropbox account by using the + button.
Selected file(Only for “Dropbox file”) The name of the file you selected on your Dropbox account.
New message startsSelect how the total text should be split:on new line: each new line in your text is treated as a new messageon line starting with *: each time a * is encountered the next bit of text is considered a new message
StyleSets the way you like your articles to be displayed:As a single messageAs a tickerAs a vertical ticker
Split text into columns withYou can split your text in columns using a separator like a comma, semicolon or pipe symbol. If you select one of these separators from the list, the app will display the content in separate colums. After you load the data, you can set the desired width of each column by hovering the mouse pointer over the start of a column, holding the Shift key and then dragging the column separator that lights up in blue.
Format columns as(Only for “Ticker” style and when you split your text into columns) You can indicate how you like the split columns to be formatted in the ticker. Apart from a number of different predefined formats, you can also specify your own format as described in the paragraph below.
Article style(Only for “Single message” or “Vertical ticker” style) Sets the way you like individual articles to be displayed:With a transparent backgroundIn a box with rounded cornersIn a box with straight corners
Background color(Only for “Rounded box” or “Rectangular box” article style) Set the background color of a single article box.
Transparency(Only for “Rounded box” or “Rectangular box” article style) Set the background transparency of a single article box.
Scroll speed(Only for “Ticker” style) Set the desired scroll speed of the ticker. We recommend always using the slowest speed.
Skip page when this app is emptyWhen enabled, the page this app is on will be skipped during playback when this app has no data to show.

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