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OrgChart Now Help Guide

Rule Editor


Administrators and Read/Write users can create new Rules and edit existing ones using the Rule Editor.

Reference the Rule-Driven Charting Example article for step-by-step instructions in creating a View with Rules and Box Styles.

Accessing the Rules Editor

Click on the Mode Switcher icon in the Top Toolbar, and then select the Setup option. The Setup panel is displayed.

Click on the View Manager option. The View Manager user interface is displayed.


Click on the Rules button. The Rules panel is displayed to the left of the screen.


Click on the Plus_new.png icon (at the bottom of the list of Rules), or right click on an existing rule, and then select the Edit option.

The Rule Editor is displayed.

Rule Types

Select a Rule Type from the top-most dropdown menu.


OrgChart Now has three Rule Types:

  • Basic Rule - Rule defined using one or two fields and one or two comparison values.

  • Always Apply - Apply the selected presentation options to the entire chart.

  • Complex Rule - Rule defined using free form java script.

Rule Criteria

Rule criteria is defined using the Field dropdown, Comparison dropdown, and Value text box.


Create a compound rule using an AND (&) or OR (||) operator by clicking on the bottom-most dropdown menu, and then populating the additional criteria.

Presentation Options

The 8 tabs in the middle of the Rule Editor contain different presentation options that can be applied in a Rule.

When employee records match the defined Rule criteria, the presentation options are applied.

The following presentation options are available:

Basic Styles

Box Style Library

System - Select a system created Box Style from the System Library.

Shared -Select a user-created Box Style from the Shared Library.

Box Style to Apply dropdown

Select a Box Style from the dropdown menu. The Box Style Library selected above will spawn the associated Box Styles.

Field Properties

The following options pertain to the presentation of the field selected in the Field dropdown menu.

Field dropdown

Select a Field to alter its presentation in the applied Box Style.

Set Font Color

Click to change the color of the font.

Set Fill Color

Click to change the color of the cell fill.

Set Text Style

Click to select the text style (Bold, Italics, or Underlined).

Hide Field

Do not show selected field in the Box Style applied to the View.

Box Properties

The following options pertain to the presentation of the box style that is applied.

Box Shape

Change the shape of the box.

Border Style

Change the thickness and style of the box.

Connecting Line Style

Change the thickness and style of the lines connected to the box.

Box Flag

Add and modify a flag applied to the box.

Box Color

Change the fill color of the box.

Border Color

Change the color of the box's border.

Connecting Line Color

Change the color of the lines connected to the box.

Branch Style

Select Branch Style dropdown

Select a style to apply to the branch (i.e Right Assistant) that meets the Rule criteria.


Apply Background dropdown

Select a Background from the list to apply to the chart.

Optionally, use this option when creating a Basic Rule or Complex Rule to apply the selected Master Page when the top box of the subchart matches the Rule criteria.

Link View

Linked View dropdown

Select a previously made View to link to the current View.


Highlight Color

Select a highlight color to apply to boxes that match the rule criteria.


Container Box Style

Select a box style to apply around the grouped boxes.

Apply Box Style to Members

Select a box style to apply to the members of the defined group.

Sub-Group by Field

Add another field (i.e. Location) to further group employee records.

Minimum Group Size

Select the minimum amount of employee records that can be included in a group. If the number of employee records that meet the Grouping Rule criteria is less than the minimum amount, these records will not be grouped.

Allow Groups with Managers checkbox

Check to allow employee records with direct reports to be grouped.

Clear Existing Groups checkbox

Clear the any grouping that occurs earlier in the chart template.