Using URL Parameterization
I am currently trying to figure out how to parametrize a URL in order to link directly to a Present whose data would be filtered by the other application. Basically when a user clicks on a link it will show that data instead of whatever the default is. So far I have found two ways of doing URL Parameterization in Pyramid
The filter method only seems to work in linking to a discovery so that doesn’t help for the present.
While the target method does work it leads to a couple of other issues being:
1. A Target cannot update a slicer, so while the discovers will update, slicers will still show the default value. Which could cause some confusion for users
2. It also means we have to create a target as a middle man which requires adding a new interaction to each discover that would use it. While not much of an issue the question is, is there a better or more direct way as it’s a bit inefficient when needing multiple parameters.
Basically the question would be are there other way to add URL parametrization to a Present? Or maybe more specifically a way to pass the parametrization to a slicer either directly or indirectly?
You cannot interact from a target to a slicer in the current versions of Pyramid. This feature, however, is coming soon.
Without a target, you would have tremendous difficulty directing your parameter injection to the right item in your Present. Its the easiest way to effect that flow logic - and it takes almost no effort to wire things up with the interaction tools.