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Understanding Gudhub

GH-Elements Overview

gh-elements are flexible UI elements with lots of options for useful and comfortable configuration. There are more than 100 different elements in GudHub. Each of them carries out its unique functions. This provides the ability to create multifunctional applications.

The most interesting feature of gh-elements is that they does not tied to only GudHub. That means, you are free to add all elements to other sites and use them there.

Despite such distinctions between gh-elements they can be divided into three types:

  • Inputs
  • Outputs
  • Actions

Inputs aim to receive data from the user for storage and use in outputs and actions.

Outputs display the interpreted data in items.

Actions do not work with data at all. So, they cannot be filtered out. They perform some action to get certain result.

GH-elements can be placed anywhere within the views or even other elements. The simplest example is table which contains element and their outputs.


Every gh-element is stored in GudHub as an object in field_list of the application. In turn, these objects contains element location, name, data model and interpretations.

    "app_id": 24290,
    "data_model": {},
    "data_type": "text",
    "field_id": 625327,
    "field_id": 625327,
    "field_name": "Text",
    "field_priority": 0,
    "name_space": "text"
Name Type Description
app_id number ID of application where the gh-element is located
data_model object contains standard data properties; details...
data_type string contains the type of data
field_id number ID of the field where the data type is located
field_id number ID of the field where the data type is located
field_name string the name field with this data type
field_priority number shows field priority for filtering
name_space string unique field ID in text format within current application

Data Model

Each gh-element has its own unique data model with different varieties of properties. The only one that is the same for everyone is an array of interpretations, about that you can read in Interpretation chapter.