How to create custom templates for Datylon Report Studio

This article shows how to create, upload and share Templates or Designs online, a models for new charts or reports.

Creating a Datylon Template or Design using Datylon for Illustrator

  1. Create a document with one or multiple Datylon charts in Datylon for Illustrator.
  2. Save the Illustrator document. 
  3. Go to Windows Extensions Datylon Import & Export.
    If you are not signed in to an Import & Export account yet, enter any Datylon account email and password and click Sign-in, or use Google sign-on. After that, you can export the file to the Datylon Report Studio either as a Design or a Template. 
  4. Then export your chart or report as a Template or Design.

Distinction between Design & Template

A Template cannot be altered or updated with new data. It solely serves as a model for a customizable Design which his created by using +Create Design in the Templates menu under more (3 dots).

Creating a Datylon template using the Datylon Report Studio

  1. Create a design using other templates, default graphs, or inspiration charts: Workspace > Designs > Create Design.
  2. After saving the new design, click on the more button (3 dots) of the design and select Copy as Template.

Sharing and uploading templates

  1. Every Template, Design, Publication, or Inspiration chart can be saved as an SVG file:
    In the Datylon Report Studio, go to Workspace and then to the relevant type (e.g. Designs). Click on the more button (3 dots) and select Download SVG

  2. This SVG file can be shared with others and uploaded as a new template. For this go to Workspace > Templates > Upload Template. 

    You can also overwrite an existing template and keep the existing UUID (URL). Go to Workspace > Templates and select a template. Then click Edit and upload your SVG by dragging it in the browser.