Drill Through Data Discovery

lets you navigate from one dashboard to another, with parameter passing.

Dashboards support drill through data discovery, where clicking on an element of the visual in a dashboard opens a target dashboard. You can configure Drill Through to pass parameters to the target visual.

To enable Drill Through data discovery, follow these steps:

  1. With the dashboard in Edit mode, click on an element of a visual, and select the Navigate to Dashboard option from the menu.

    Navigating to another dashboard
  2. Arcadia Enterprise opens the Pick a dashboard window modal.

  3. In the modal, you can choose to specify the option Pass current parameters when navigating.

    Pass current parameters option
  4. Click the Open Target Dashboard in menu, and select one of the options:
    • Current Tab
    • New Tab
    • New Window
    Target Dashboard context
  5. You can use the Search bar to find the desired target dashboard, and then select it by clicking one of the results.

    Using Search to find the target dashboard
  6. Alternatively, you can expand one of the datasets, and select one of its dashboards.

    Selecting a target dashboard from a dataset grouping
  7. To check that the configuration leads to the correct dashboard, with correct options, click on an element in the dashboard, and note the Navigate to ID:145 in the drop-down menu.

    Editing a visual in the dashboard
  8. Click Save to preserve the changes to the dashboard.
  9. Click View to change to View mode.
  10. In View mode, click on an element of a graph. Here, we are clicking on a bubble that represents Ethiopia.

    Selecting a country for Drill Through
  11. When Arcadia Enterprise navigates to the target dashboard, notice that it preserves the parameters of the click, and builds the target visuals accordingly.

    Target Dashboard for Drill Through


Drill-Through navigation has the following restrictions:

  • The navigation link is at the level of the dashboard; you cannot specify a particular visual as a target.
  • The parameters used in Drill Through data discovery include these:

    • Parameters passed to the source visual from a URL
    • Parameters that correspond to the clicked element

    • When navigating within an application, application scope parameters

  • The parameters not supported in Drill-Through data discovery are:

    • Parameters outside the application scope

    • Explicit parameters defined on the source visual