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Linking URLs in dashboards

URL linking allows you to link the dashboard with valid web URLs.

You can link URLs to a visualization widget by enabling the Enable Link property.

The Enable Link option is available in the Properties tab of the widgets.

Link

By default Enable Link property will remain unchecked.

Unchecked link property

To enable linking select the Enable Link checkbox.

Checked link property

Enter the Web URL in the URL text box. If you click on the column names listed in the Append Column name list , it will be appended to the URL entered in the URL text box.

URL

For Grid widget, you can get URL based on Row and Column.

Row

Enter the Web URL in the URL text box. If you click on the column names listed in the Append Column name list , it will be appended to the URL entered in the URL text box.

Linking for grid

You can preview the linked URL using the URL preview option. If you click the preview URL link,it will be opened in a browser.

Column

You can select the column.

Select column

Choose the field from Choose Field property listed in the combo box.

Choose field property

Add the web Url in the URL text box.

Linking URL

Add URL

Click Add button shown as below to add the field.

Add button

Now, the field will be added with URL.

Field added

Advanced Url Linking

The linked url’s target can be changed with the help of a drop down as shown in the following image. Advanced target

The target can be changed from the New tab, Same page, Current frame, Parent frame, Pop up and New Window.

Target Description
New tab Opens the linked document in a new tab or window.
Same page Opens the linked document in the full body of the window in which it is clicked.
Current frame Opens the linked document in the same iframe as it was clicked.
Parent frame Opens the linked document in the parent iframe from which the current frame is generated.

Pop up

This target type helps you to open the linked document inside a pop up window. The title of the same pop window can also be set in the input box provided as shown in the following image.

Advanced title

On opening the linked document, it will open as shown in following image.

Advanced popup

New Window

This target type helps you to open the linked document in a separate browser window. The specific Height and Width of the required window can be updated as shown in the following image.

Advanced dimensions

On opening the linked document with the above dimensions, it will open as show in in the following image.

Advanced window