Drill Through Data Discovery

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

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 Link to Visual option from the menu.

    Enabling a link to another visual or dashboard
  2. When Arcadia Instant opens the Pick an app window modal, follow these steps:

    • Select the Pass current parameters when navigating option.
    • Use the search option to find the desired target visual or dashboard.
    • Click to select the visual or dashboard.

    Here, we are linking to the dashboard <<country>> Detail. Note that the name of the dashboard is parameterized.

    Specifying target visual/dashboard, and enabling parameter passing
  3. Check that the link configuration leads to the correct visual or dashboard. Simply click on an element in the dashboard, and note the Linked to ID in the drop-down menu. Also, note that you can select Edit Link to Visual in this interface.

    Editing a visual in the dashboard
  4. Click Save to preserve the changes to the dashboard.
  5. Click View to change to View mode.
  6. In View mode, click on an element of a graph. Here, we are clicking on a bubble that represents Turkey.

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

    Target Dashboard for Drill Through



  • The navigation link is set at the level of the dashboard.
  • The parameters used in Drill Through data discovery are:

    • Parameters passed to the source visual from URL

    • Parameters that correspond to the clicked element

    • When navigating within an application, application scope parameters

  • The parameters that are not passed include these:

    • Parameters outside the application scope

    • Explicit parameters defined on the source visual