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[SOLVED] Drill to multiple procedures

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August 14, 2017, 09:07 AM
Shingles
[SOLVED] Drill to multiple procedures
Hi Folks,

Suppose I have proc1, proc2, and proc3 and they all exist on the same dashboard. Each have bar charts. I would like to be able to click a bar in proc1 and then the data in proc2 and proc3 will update to reflect the selection/click made in proc1. How can this be done?

When I researched this, all I get are references to DRILLMENUITEM. I definitely do not want to do this, as DRILLMENUITEM presents the user an interface to drill to either report, but I want to drill to both.

I'm able to drill/filter one of the reports using something like:
TYPE=DATA, COLUMN=N3, 
TARGET='Panel_2', BUCKET=y-axis, FOCEXEC=IBFS:/WFC/Repository/proc2.fex(SELECTED=N2), $
...but I can't seem to figure out how to use the same logic/code to also filter proc3.

Another approach I was thinking of is to update the variables in proc1 when a bar is clicked, and then to refresh the whole dashboard. Is this the route I should be taking?

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WebFOCUS 8201, SP 0.1, Windows 7, HTML
August 14, 2017, 10:02 AM
BabakNYC
Assuming you're putting this up on a portal, instead of drill into the procedure you could Refresh BI Portal.


WebFOCUS 8206, Unix, Windows
August 14, 2017, 10:27 AM
Shingles
quote:
Originally posted by BabakNYC:
Assuming you're putting this up on a portal, instead of drill into the procedure you could Refresh BI Portal.


...right, that's the third option I mentioned up there.

Thank you,
FS


WebFOCUS 8201, SP 0.1, Windows 7, HTML
August 14, 2017, 10:38 AM
FP Mod Chuck
Hi Shingles

One of the hyperlink drill down options is 'Refresh BI Portal' when this selection is made one drill will refresh all the other reports on that portal page as long as all reports have the matching parameters referenced.


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Chuck Wolff - Focal Point Moderator
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August 14, 2017, 10:59 AM
Shingles
Thanks folks, is there a way to specify which panels should be refreshed?

EDIT: Nevermind... I found this thread that answers that.

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WebFOCUS 8201, SP 0.1, Windows 7, HTML
August 14, 2017, 12:48 PM
Shingles
Uggh... so how do I set a variable to a value when the user clicks on one of the bars? I thought that would be easy to do, but its eluding me.

Yes... me is a WF noob!


WebFOCUS 8201, SP 0.1, Windows 7, HTML
August 14, 2017, 01:38 PM
BabakNYC
Change all the filters to Simple with Optional checked in the reports/charts that are to be refreshed. Make sure you use the same variable names in your Refresh portal.

One other way I think you might get the same effect is to create a visualization using InfoAssist+ which has multiple charts and reports. You can lasso any part of a chart and the filters will take effect on all charts.


WebFOCUS 8206, Unix, Windows
August 15, 2017, 03:18 PM
Shingles
Hi Folks,
Thanks for all the suggestions, but this is exactly what I needed (I don't have an example using cars):

TYPE=DATA, COLUMN=N3, BUCKET=y-axis, JAVASCRIPT=navigateToPage('page2' 'Panel_6_2 Panel_5_2' \
          'SELECTED_SUB' N2 \
          ), $


This tells WF to update the panels named Panel_6_2 and Panel_5_2 on page page2 of the current portal. It will pass the value of N2 to a variable named SELECTED_SUB in those panels.

EDIT: and you have to put this at the top of the fex:
SET JSURLS = '/ibi_apps/tools/portalcanvas/iframeinterface.js'

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WebFOCUS 8201, SP 0.1, Windows 7, HTML
August 16, 2017, 09:49 AM
Shingles
I wasn't able to get that code (...JAVASCRIPT=navigateToPage...) above to work with a tag cloud, so I went with the refreshing page solution.

This is what I ended up going with:
 TYPE=DATA, COLUMN=N2,  TARGET='_self', JAVASCRIPT=drillRefresh('AMPERS_PAGE_ONLY' 'SELECTED_SUB' SUBCATEGORY), $ 



WebFOCUS 8201, SP 0.1, Windows 7, HTML