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Actions

Action is a common property set used to configure a view state, run a query or open an URL. Configuration can differ depending on the component; see configuration for component specifics.

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Canvas Chart, Data Grid, Button, Pivot Grid, Navigation, Graph

Actions

Open dashboard/screen

A dashboard and screen to open on button click

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Dashboard names can be assigned to a viewstate. If assigned to a text variable, e.g. of type String, then it will navigate to the dashboard with that name.

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Dashboard and screen reference can also be set using viewstates

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Viewstate Mapping

Maps values of View State Parameters from the source dashboard to View State Parameters in the destination Dashboard.

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Supported viewstate mapping actions include:

action description
1 map value of viewstate A to viewstate B in the current dashboard
2 map value of viewstate A to viewstate B in the target dashboard, where "B" is the name of the viewstate in the destination dashboard (case sensitive)
3 map the literal string 'A' to viewstate B in the current dashboard
4 map the literal string 'A' to viewstate B in the target dashboard, where "B" is the name of the viewstate in the destination dashboard (case sensitive)

Prepare targets

Before mapping View State Parameters across dashboards, create the target View State Parameter in the destination dashboard first. Viewstate Mapping can map only to existing View State Parameters; mapping actions will not create them.

Run query

On Click, executes the linked query.

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Data Source
Select data source to run on action click.

Open URL

On click, redirects to a new web page using This Window or New Window of the browser

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Url
Destination site
Target
Open in current tab, This Window or new tab, New Window

Component configuration

Canvas Chart

Canvas chart actions include Trigger Action and Source Column

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Trigger Action
Define event to trigger action; select between click or hover
Source Column
For view state mapping, determine which value is mapped; either <thisX>, <thisY>, <thisName> or from the data source

Data Grid & Pivot Grid

Actions for data grid include Trigger Column and Trigger Action

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Trigger Column
Column on which Trigger Action executes the action
Trigger Action
Define event to trigger action; select from mouse in, mouse out, click, double click or hover

Only viewstate mapping is tied to Actions; opening dashboards and URLs is done by buttons.

Pie Chart

Source
For view state mapping, determine which value is mapped from the data source

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Action behaviors are determined by Trigger Action.

Trigger Action
Define event to trigger action; select from click, double click or hover

Action execution

Actions are run in listed order with the exception of navigation actions which are executed last irrespective of their position in the sequence. If there is more than one navigation action, then only the last of those navigation actions will be executed.

While actions are run in order, each action does not require the prior one to finish before starting the next action.