Configure actions on URL parameters

Actions on URL parameters are configured in the dashboard settings. The configuration options you choose for a URL parameter as well as the configuration options set on dashboard target elements determine the types of actions you can configure. The following sections provide an overview of the possible configurations. If a specific parameter-to-target pair is not listed, that type of interaction is not possible. If you find that a listed parameter-to-target pair is not available during dashboard configuration, it means that while generally possible, the specific target element's configuration prevents the action.

Note:
It is recommended that you add URL parameters after all dashboard elements have been added and configured.

Category parameter

To configure an action on a category parameter, complete the following steps:

  1. On the URL parameters tab of the Dashboard settings window, click Add URL parameter, and choose Category parameter.
  2. Fill in the Name text box and select the Value type and Operator values.
  3. Click Add action and choose an action.
  4. Click Add target and choose the target element.
  5. Select the Target field for the target element.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each target.

    You can configure the following actions to occur for a category parameter:

    Parameter typePossible actionTarget elementTarget subelement

    Category

    Filter (attribute)

    Map's operational layer

    List

    Details

    Serial chart

    Pie chart

    Table

    Indicator

    Value

    Reference

    Gauge

    Value

    Minimum

    Maximum

    Embedded content

    Category selector

    Numeric selector

    Minimum

    Maximum

Numeric parameter

To configure an action on a numeric parameter, complete the following steps:

  1. On the URL parameters tab of the Dashboard settings window, click Add URL parameter, and choose Numeric parameter.
  2. Fill in the Name text box and select the Value type and Operator values.
  3. Click Add action and choose an action.
  4. Click Add target and choose the target element.
  5. Select the Target field for the target element.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each target.

    You can configure the following actions to occur for a numeric parameter:

    Parameter typePossible actionTarget elementTarget subelement

    Numeric

    Filter (attribute)

    Map's operational layer

    List

    Details

    Serial chart

    Pie chart

    Table

    Indicator

    Value

    Reference

    Gauge

    Value

    Minimum

    Maximum

    Embedded content

    Category selector

    Numeric selector

    Minimum

    Maximum

Date parameter

To configure an action on a date parameter, complete the following steps:

  1. On the URL parameters tab of the Dashboard settings window, click Add URL parameter, and choose Date parameter.
  2. Fill in the Name text box and select the Data type, Value type, and Operator values.
  3. Click Add action and choose an action.
  4. Click Add target and choose the target element.
  5. Select the Target field for the target element.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each target.

    You can configure the following actions to occur for a date parameter:

    Parameter typePossible actionTarget elementTarget subelement

    Date

    Filter (attribute)

    Map's operational layer

    List

    Details

    Serial chart

    Pie chart

    Table

    Indicator

    Value

    Reference

    Gauge

    Value

    Minimum

    Maximum

    Embedded content

    Category selector

    Numeric selector

    Minimum

    Maximum

Feature parameter

To configure an action on a feature parameter, complete the following steps:

  1. On the URL parameters tab of the Dashboard settings window, click Add URL parameter, and choose Feature parameter.
  2. Fill in the Name text box.
  3. Click Change and select the parameter's data source.
  4. Select a Unique ID field from the drop-down list.
  5. Click Add action and choose an action.
  6. Click Add target and choose a target element.

    Depending on the type of target chosen, fill in any remaining information requested.

  7. Repeat step 5 to add more actions.
  8. Repeat step 6 to add more targets for each action.

    You can configure the following actions to occur for a feature parameter:

    Parameter typePossible actionTarget elementTarget subelement

    Feature

    Zoom

    Map

    Pan

    Flash

    Show Pop-up

    Filter (attribute or spatial)

    Map's operational layer

    List

    Details

    Serial chart

    Pie chart

    Table

    Indicator

    Value

    Reference

    Gauge

    Value

    Minimum

    Maximum

    Embedded content

    Category selector

    Numeric selector

    Minimum

    Maximum

Geometry parameter

To configure an action on a geometry parameter, complete the following steps:

  1. On the URL parameters tab of the Dashboard settings window, click Add URL parameter, and choose Geometry parameter.
  2. Fill in the Name text box and select a Value type.
  3. Click Add action and choose the type of action.
  4. For the chosen action type, click Add target.

    Depending on the type of target chosen, fill in any remaining information requested.

  5. Repeat step 4 for each target.
  6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each action.

    You can configure the following actions to occur for a geometry parameter. The options available differ depending on the Value type chosen (Point or Extent).

    Parameter typePossible actionTarget elementTarget subelement

    Geometry (Point)

    Zoom

    Map

    Pan

    Flash

    Geometry (Extent)

    Set Extent

    Map

    Filter (spatial)

    Map's operational layer

    List

    Details

    Serial chart

    Pie chart

    Table

    Indicator

    Value

    Reference

    Gauge

    Value

    Minimum

    Maximum

    Embedded content

    Category selector

    Numeric selector

    Minimum

    Maximum