Tagged: URLAPI

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Create Graph Popups with Javascript

I’ve previously written about Information Windows and how useful they can be for packing context and detailed information into your dashboard.  While very slick and useful, they unfortunately are limited in the ways you can use them.  Specifically, you can only call them from an attribute on a grid.  In one scenario recently, I had a grid that showed only metric values and I wanted...


Defaulting Element Selectors Using URL API

I’ve previously written about using the URL API to answer prompts of different types, but one feature that has been missing is the ability to default selectors using this method.  Being able to do so would open up some really cool use cases, such as linking between dashboards or linking from a subscribed email to a dashboard while keeping the context for the user. Well,...


Automatic Export via URL API

The URL API can give you a lot of flexibility in designing report interactions.  I’ve previously talked about using it to Answer Prompts to simulate drill downs from Documents, customize the layout by Removing Sections, or providing links to Reports and Folders as a Landing Page.  Today, I’ll talk about how you can use the URL API to setup export defaults for a variety of formats....


Getting the Object IDs & Element IDs for URL API

Here’s a quick tip to follow up with Answering Prompts via URL API. If you need to get the Object ID of an Attribute or Metric dynamically, you can use this syntax: {&[Attribute Name]@GUID}or{&[Metric Name]@GUID} And if you want a shorter way to get the Element ID, which is the AttributeGUID:AttributeID pair, this will do the trick:{&[Attribute Name]@ElementID}


Answering Prompts via URL API

MicroStrategy offers a lot of built in manipulations that can be performed directly within the URL.  This can provide a lot of benefits for seamlessly linking to MicroStrategy reports from either within MicroStrategy itself or from an external system.  Today I’ll highlight the most common and useful thing you can do in the URL: answering prompts using several different methods. The URL API may sound complicated, but...


Removing Sections of a Report via URL API

While working with the Web SDK to try to make a small customization, I stumbled on a pretty useful set of URL API codes that allow you to quickly modify the Report Page by removing various elements.  While such customizations are common, I wasn’t aware that they were available out of the box.  I would think that these would be very useful in doing simple...