May 6, 2017

Custom Calendar - Self-Service

The new self-service fiscal calendar feature allows you to customize fiscal calendars. These can be modified with a new date dimension template and CSV upload via new API.

Learn more:
Custom Calendar - Self Service
Custom Calendar API

 

Hiding and Showing Facts/Measures/Attributes/Dates in Analytical Designer and KPI Dashboards

For embedded Analytical Designer and KPI dashboards

You can now control what facts, measures, attributes, and dates your users can or cannot see when working in embedded Analytical Designer or KPI dashboards.

Limiting the number of facts, measures, attributes, and dates that a user can see helps less experienced users create visualizations and KPIs faster.

You can configure the following types of behavior:

  • Display only the selected facts, measures, attributes, and dates, and hide the rest of them (whitelisting)
  • Hide particular facts, measures, attributes, and dates while having the rest of them visible (blacklisting)

How it works:
Hiding and displaying facts, measures, attributes, and dates is done based on tags assigned to facts, measures, attributes, and date datasets accordingly.
Before you start configuring, add tags to the facts, measures, attributes, and date datasets related to the objects that you want to show or to hide:

While creating a URL for embedding Analytical Designer or KPI dashboards, add either of the following parameters to the end of your URL:

  • ?includeObjectsWithTags=[tag_name] -- to show only the facts, measures, attributes, and dates with the specified tag
  • ?excludeObjectsWithTags=[tag_name] -- to hide the facts, measures, attributes, and dates with the specified tag

You can specify more than one tag by separating them with a comma. Tag names can contain only alphanumeric characters.

Examples:

  • To display the facts, measures, attributes, and dates with the "sales" tag in Analytical Designer, your URL can be the following:
    https://secure.gooddata.com/analyze/embed/#/your_project_ID/reportId/edit?includeObjectsWithTags=[sales]

  • To hide the measures, attributes, and dates with the "marketing" and "hr" tags in KPI dashboards, your URL can be the following:
    https://secure.gooddata.com/dashboards/embed/#/project/your_project_ID/dashboard/your_dashboard_ID?excludeObjectsWithTags=[marketing,hr]

NOTE: Hiding and displaying facts, attributes, measures, and dates is not a security feature. Facts, attributes, measures, and dates are hidden and shown depending on the parameter in the URL, and anyone who can access and edit the URL can change the parameters and display all those objects.

Learn more:
Embed Analytical Designer
Embed a KPI Dashboard

 

Drilling Across to a Dashboard Tab

In your reports, you can now set dashboard tabs from the active project as the destination in a drill-across path.

When a user clicks a linked metric or attribute value in a report, the linked dashboard tab opens providing additional information about the linked value. The filters from the original report get applied to the destination dashboard tab to provide the similar context for data analysis.

Learn more:
Drilling Across
Drilling into Reports

 

New API - Project Group Configuration

New API allows you to change platform settings at the project group level.

Learn more:
Project Group Configuration API

  

Upcoming API Updates

We are planning to add a new parameter to the date filter definition on a dashboard object. This new parameter is going to control whether the date picker element is enabled for a date filter.

No changes are needed on your side.
No impact on your API configuration is expected.

When this change happens, we will post a separate announcement.

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