In Dashboard Designer you can turn off broadcast at design time for any gadget.
That might suffice to give you what you need.
If you don't want a gadget to listen to broadcast, just leave it out.
If turning off broadcast is a choice you want your dashboard consumer to make at runtime, (as in "normally this gadget should listen to broadcasts, but right now I'm making some choices and wnat this gadget to stop listening") we have put in the capability to turn off broadcast on any chart at runtime. We did this post 5.3.2, in PMF 8.0 series. It only works for charts.
So in PMF 8.0 you can turn broadcast off for any chart gadget at runtime.
A "lightning bolt" button deactivates broadcast at runtime. If it's lit up the chart gadget is listening; if it's not lit up it's ignoring.
We plan to extend this so you can do this at runtime for grid gadgets and WebFOCUS content too; in PMF 8.0 it does this only for charts.
In the near future, also, there will be a whole new dashboard system in PMF 8.1.
It will be more fluidly responsive for mobile. It will allow more control over filtering and will allow easier creation of dashboards as presentations and as a runtime analytical and discovery tool as well.
But if you need that at-runtime control PMF 8 might be what you need for now.
If you don't need that, you can leave any gadget out of the listening loop by configuring Broadcast in Dashboard Designer.
Hope this helps.
Bob Jude Ferrante
Director of Business and Development
WebFOCUS Performance Management
I'll take any questions about PMF - business or technical - anytime!