Configuration File: chaise-config.js

Chaise uses a set of default configuration parameters. You can overwrite them through the chaise-config.js file and/or the search parameters in the URL.

A Chaise deployment includes a sample config file (chaise-config-sample.js) at the root directory that you can edit and then rename to chaise-config.js.

The below table explains the usage of the default parameters:

Parameter Values Default Value chaise-config.js URL Remarks
catalog A catalog id 1 "catalog":\<id> catalog=\<id> The catalog id has a numeric value
schema A schema name N/A "schema":\<name> schema=\<name> A default value can be established through the schema annotation default keys.
A random schema of the catalog is selected if it is not specified otherwise.
layout list
list "layout":\<value> layout=\<value> The view the summary page will be rendered.
facetPolicy on_demand N/A "facetPolicy":\<value> N/A If present with the on_demand value, requests (for facets count and for facets distinct values) will be issued only for the selected facets.
At start up, the facets with the "top" annotation will be selected.
On demand, you can check also other facets.
feedbackURL A URL for a form to provide feedback. None "feedbackURL":\<URL> N/A
helpURL A URL for getting help using Chaise. None "helpURL":\<URL> N/A
ermrestLocation The base URL for the ERMrest service window.location.protocol + // + "ermrestLocation": \<URL> N/A The location of the ERMrest service.
recordResource The sub path for the record resource /record "recordResource":\<value> N/A
showBadgeCounts true
false "showBadgeCounts":\<value> N/A If true, facet counts will be displayed in the sidebar.
tableThreshold Number of rows. 0 "tableThreshold":\<value> N/A Max number of rows default to transpose view.
showAllAttributes A boolean False "showAllAttributes":\<value> N/A If present and True, select all the attributes in the search page.
headTitle An application name Chaise "headTitle":\<value> N/A The application name.
customCSS A URL N/A "customCSS":\<value> N/A The URL for a style sheet file to be applied for the application header. This is typically a relative URL to a dedicated stylesheet in the CSS folder of the related static site repo (For example, in RBK, it's /assets/css/chaise.css in the rbk-www repo). More information can be found here
navbarBrand A URL N/A "navbarBrand":\<value> N/A The URL for the branding logo in the top navigation bar.
navbarBrandText A string Chaise "navbarBrandText":\<value> N/A The value to be displayed in the navigation bar.
navbarBrandImage A URL N/A "navbarBrandImage":\<value> N/A The URL for an image to be displayed in the navigation bar.
logoutURL A URL / "logoutURL":\<value> N/A The URL to the logout page, root if not defined.
maxRecordsetRowHeight A boolean/number 160 "maxRecordsetRowHeight":\<value> N/A Set this property to false if you don't want content to be clipped in tables else set it to a number which represent the maximum row height when not expanded.
dataBrowser A URL /chaise/search "dataBrowser":\<value> N/A The URL to continue after a logout.
defaultAnnotationColor red, orange, gold, green, blue, purple red "defaultAnnotationColor":\<value> N/A In /chaise/viewer, annotations' borders and colors will default to this value.
confirmDelete A boolean true "confirmDelete":\<value> N/A If false, the user will not be prompted by a modal when deleting an item
hideSearchTextFacet A boolean false "hideSearchTextFacet":\<value> N/A Whether the search box for attributes names and values should be hidden
maxColumns An integer 6 "maxColumns":\<value> N/A The maximum number of columns to be displayed in the search result table
showUnfilteredResults A boolean false "showUnfilteredResults":\<value> N/A If present and equal true, data will be displayed in the search result table even if no filter was selected.
editRecord A boolean N/A "editRecord":\<value> N/A If not present or equal to true, the recordedit page allows for inserting records and editing records. The record page will have an edit button for both of these cases as well. If equal to false, a dialog appears on recordedit that disallows use of the app for both create and edit, and the create/edit button does not appear in the record app.
deleteRecord A boolean false "deleteRecord":\<value> N/A If present and equal to true, the recordedit page will show delete button if editRecord is also true, and record page will show delete button if this is true. Otherwise, hide delete buttons.
defaultCatalog A catalog id N/A "defaultCatalog":\<id> N/A The catalog id has a numeric value. Use this parameter to specify which catalog Chaise shows by default.
defaultTables An object that specifies a catalog's the default schema and table N/A "defaultTables": {N: {"schema": S, "table": T}, ...} N/A Use this parameter to specify for each catalog N, which table T Chaise shows by default.
signUpURL A URL N/A "signUpURL":\<your_URL> N/A Use this parameter to specify what the "Sign Up" link in the navbar should link to. If signUpURL is unspecified, the navbar will not display a "Sign Up" link.
profileURL A URL N/A "profileURL":\<your_URL> N/A When a user is logged in, the navbar displays the user's username. Use this parameter to specify what the username in the navbar should link to (e.g. if your deployment uses Globus authentication). If profileURL is unspecified, the navbar will display the username as regular text.
navbarMenu An object N/A "navbarMenu":{...} N/A Use this parameter to customize the menu items displayed in the navbar at the top of all Chaise apps by supplying an object with your links and/or dropdown menus. Consult the chaise-config.js file for more details about format.
sidebarPosition "left"
"right" "sidebarPosition": \<value> N/A Applies to the Search app only. If \<value> is "left", the sidebar will be on the left and the main content will shift left correspondingly. If \<value> is "right", the sidebar will be on the right.
attributesSidebarHeading String "Choose Attributes" "attributesSidebarHeading": \<value> N/A Applies to Search app only. Use this parameter to customize the heading displayed in at the top of the Attributes sidebar (usually the first sidebar that appears when the Search app loads).
userGroups An object N/A "userGroups" : {"curators": , "annotators": , "curators": } N/A For Viewer app only. The Viewer app assigns an authenticated user one of three permission levels depending on the user's Globus memberships. The permission levels, from highest to lowest, are curator, annotator, user. The default Globus group IDs that determine who's a curator, annotator, or user are set by RBK. To override these default group IDs for each permission level, you may specify your own via this userGroups setting.
allowErrorDismissal Boolean false "allowErrorDismissal" : \<value> N/A All terminal error message display an error message dialog that is not dismissable by default. Set this property to true if you want to allow dismissable error message dialogs.
searchPageSize Integer 25 "searchPageSize" : \<value> N/A If present, its value represents the number of records to be displayed on a page in the search view.
footerMarkdown A footer markdown string N/A "footerMarkdown" : \<value> N/A If present, it creates a footer at the bottom of the app with the markdown text.
maxRelatedTablesOpen Integer N/A "maxRelatedTablesOpen" : \<value> N/A It defines maximum number of expanded related table on a page during initial loading. If related tables exceed this value then all of them shall be collapsed.
showFaceting Boolean false "showFaceting" : \<value> N/A If true, shows the faceting panel on the recordset app.
hideTableOfContents Boolean false "hideTableOfContents" : \<value> N/A If true, hides the table of contents panel on the record app. By default table of contents will be visible.
showExportButton Boolean false "showExportButton" : \<value> N/A If true, shows the experimental export button.
chaiseBasePath A URL "/chaise/" "chaiseBasePath" : \<value> N/A The path of chaise deployment directory. It is used when accessing Chaise modules from outside of Chaise App.
resolverImplicitCatalog Integer N/A "resolverImplicitCatalog" : \<value> N/A Set to a catalog number, N, if your resolver accepts /id/X instead of /id/N/X and you prefer to share records with this shorter URL. Set to false if you prefer Chaise to always use the catalog-qualified form /id/N/X. If the property is undefined, the link will be the default permalink (the current browser location).
disableDefaultExport Boolean false "disableDefaultExport" : \<value> N/A When the export annotation is missing from table and schema, ermrestjs will use the heuristics to generate a default export template. Set this attribute to true to avoid using the heuristics.
exportServicePath String "/iobox/export/" "exportServicePath" : \<value> N/A You can use this variable to switch between different export services that might be available in the deployment.