Wrapping up 2017 with a simple but powerful tip for Nitro Query grid apps... Very often lists of business data include columns that can be classified as boolean, with text representing values of yes/no, true/false, 1/0, etc. When you're creating a Nitro Query grid app that includes such columns, you can make "truthy" values stand out much more clearly by replacing the column text with a visual checkmark.
The Nitro Query app included with Valence is designed to quickly take large volumes of IBM i data and make it easily accessible to your users in the form of a dashboard or query. Management and company executives in particular love the intuitive nature of being able to click through charts, graphs or grids, and optionally download the data to Excel. And, of course, IT developers love the ease and speed in which these apps can be created for both desktop and mobile interfaces.
By far the most popular UI component in the Valence modernization framework is the subfile-on-steroids known as the Ext JS grid. And for IBM i developers and super users alike, there is simply no faster way to roll out a web or mobile application exploiting this powerful functionality than through the grid widget in Valence's Nitro Query tool.