Linked Analytics provides a means of navigation between documents via a customizable menu of links.
The Linked Analytics menu shows in reports and views and is uniquely associated with the underlying report or view - so that each view/report can have a different set of links.
Linked Analytics menu on a report toolbar - with 2 links
Linked Analytics menu on a view toolbar - with no links yet added
An Admin or Publisher can edit the links and their properties and behavior (use the edit/cog icon)
Any user can simply select a link to open that document.
In addition, there are 2 different ways in which the behavior of the links is affected
- if you select a report or view cell before selecting a link - all the member UID's available (through same process as drill) are added as slicers on the query string
- if no cell is selected before selecting a link - available slicers (on the report/view) are added to the query string
This interface is accessed by selecting the cog icon - top/right.
An Administrator (or Publish Administrator) can add/remove links and also manage the query string and slicers which are passed to the linked document - using the Manage Links dialog
There are 4 operations available, described below
|Delete||Delete this link (the underlying document eg report is not deleted)|
|Edit||Edit this link - change the document linked to or the way it is opened (display style) - see Edit Details dialog below|
|Slicers||Slicers ultimately create a query string but allow for more accurate selection by showing Member Explorer|
|Query String||Customizing a query string via the Query String Editor - see also working with Query Strings|
Add / Edit Link
Editing a link (edit icon) enables changing the link (eg report/view), as well as the Display Name and Display Style
The Display Name can be customized (the name of the underlying document is unaltered)
The Display Style is a dropdown selection of 4 options, describing how the link will be displayed to the user when selected (see chart below)
|Browser Tab||Open a new browser tab (subject to browser settings)|
|CALUMO Tab||Open a CALUMO tab (see CALUMO Tabs)|
|Lightbox||A lightbox is an overlay window that shows in-place and is closed by clicking anywhere outside. This is the default choice|
|Window||A new browser window|