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Link Properties

This page contains descriptions of link property settings and applicable link types (Drill Link, Action Link, or Action Button).

Launch Target Settings

Setting

Description

Metric Link Type

Target Location/Link ID

The Link ID of the Portal object that is the target of this metric link. This property does only allows local portal objects as targets. The use of relative pathing rather than direct Link ID is encouraged.

All

Target Name

A text-only display that shows the name and object type of the target specified by the Target Link ID.

All

Target URL (Override)

If used, this value overrides the Target Link ID and uses this for the target link instead.

All

Custom FilterIf used, additional context can be passed to the target dashboard location, primarily used to pre-select filters with one of the dimensional values clicked on.Drill Link

Drill Settings

Setting

Description

Metric Link Type

Perform Drill

Enabling this option treats the metric link as a drill from the containing dashboard to the target dashboard (only applies to Dashboard Page objects). This setting allows the user to use the drill path to navigate back to the dashboards they drilled through to get to the current dashboard.

Action Link
Action Button

Metric Detail as Target

Enabling this option tells the system to use the Metric Detail page defined for the metric as the target of the metric link. This option is ignored if the Target Link ID or the Target URL is specified (not empty). Deprecated, metrics no longer support this setting.

Drill Link
Action Button

Context-Sensitive Filtering

Enabling this option tells the system to pass through the context information to the target of the metric link, which are the values for the row that the user has selected. When this option is selected, it applies the context-sensitive drill rule specified on the metric. However, an Action button is not affected by the context-sensitive drill rule on the metric.

Drill Link
Action Button

Drill Dimension Settings

Drill Dimension and Drill Dimension Value together filter the target by the dimension specified. Their main purpose is to allow the developer to use one dashboard as the target of several different drills.

Setting

Description

Metric Link Type

Drill Dimension

The Dimension on which to filter the target.

Drill Link
Action Link

Drill Dimension Value

The value defined for the selected drill dimension.
If you would like to use user filters and scoped variables in a custom URL for an action, you must enable the Perform Drill option. This is required so that the source metric is used when determining which user filters and scoped variables are available for the action link.

Drill Link
Action Link

Action Button Settings

Setting

Description

Metric Link Type

Button Label

A text label that renders to the right of the icon for the Action button. When the Button Icon setting is set to "None," only this label will render. Leave this entry blank for no button label.

Action Button

Simulate Button Effects

Enabling this option tells the system to use scripts to create a button type effect when the user hovers over and clicks the button. If this option is not used, the button is rendered as a link with no effects.

Action Button

Button Title (tooltip)

The title (or hover-over tooltip) that is rendered for the button. This option allows the use of context information from the current row by using the {dim#} syntax to define the dimension column for which its value will be substituted into the title.

Action Button

Button Icon

Specifies the icon image that will be rendered for this button:

  • Select None to hide the image from the button altogether; in that case, so you will want to use the Button Label option.
  • Select Target Icon to use the default icon of the Target object. If the target icon is specified and the Target URL is defined, the default Action Button icon is used.
    When creating an action button that uses user filters and scoped variables in a custom URL for the action, you must enable the Perform Drill option. This is required so that the source metric is used when determining which user filters and scoped variables are available for the action button.

Action Button

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