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Passing Filters to the Siebel Analytics Web Go URL Through a URL (Navigation)

The Go URL can also be used to pass context such as filters to a destination request. This is done by adding additional parameters to the call. You need to make sure that any columns you are passing are set up in the destination with Is Prompted filters, or specific default filters.

Navigation Parameters

The basic syntax of the navigation command is the same as presented in the section Structure of the Basic Siebel Analytics Web Dashboard URL, but with the addition of the Action=Navigate parameter, and then population of the P1 - Pn parameters, as necessary.


&P0=n  where n is the number of columns you wish to filter, currently 1 - 6.

&P1=op  where op is one of the following operators.



Equal to or in.


Not equal to or not in.


Less than.


Greater than.


Greater than or equal to.


Less than or equal to.


Begins with.


Ends with.


Contains any (of the values in &P3).


Contains all (of the values in &P3).


You need to type %25 in place of the usual % wildcard. See the examples that follow.


&P3 contains 1+n, where n is the number of top items to display.


&P3 contains 1+n, where n is the number of bottom items to display.


Between (&P3 must have two values).


Is null (&P3 must be 0 or omitted).


Is not null (&P3 must be 0 or omitted).


In this parameter, ttt is the table name and ccc is the column name. If the table or column contains spaces, it must be quoted with double-quotes. Spaces should be escaped as %20, for example, Measures."Dollar%20Sales".


In this parameter, n is the number of values, and xxx, yyy, and zzz are the actual values.

NOTE: If the value of P3 begins with a numeric character, the entire value must be enclosed in quotes. For example:


NOTE:  The settings for &P1,&P2, and &P3 are repeated for &P4-P6, &P7-P9, &P8-P10, &P11-P13, &P14-P16, and &P17-P19 as necessary, depending on the value of &P0.

Navigation Examples

This returns records for the East and Central regions:


This returns records for like Regions E....t:


This returns the top two regions by dollars sold:


This is an example where the number of arguments is not included in the syntax:


NOTE:  You can omit the number of arguments only if just one argument value is included.

This returns records with between 2,000,000 and 2,500,000 in sales:


This returns records for Regions beginning with the letter E:


This returns records for Regions containing the letter E and having more than 20 million in sales:


Siebel Analytics Web navigation is currently supported from charts, table and pivot table views, HTML views, and external applications and Web pages. The destination search should have filters defined on columns for which it wants to receive context. These can be specific filters or, usually, the Is Prompted filter. In addition to the Table.Column value specifically referenced in the navigation call, all filters from the source request that have corresponding table.columns in the destination, are applied to the destination. Therefore, the appropriate context from a source can be passed to the destination.

Navigation from Charts

From the chart properties screen, check the Navigate radio button and enter the full path to the saved search or portal that you are interested in the field provided, for example:

/shared/topaz/performance/transaction details

Navigation Using JavaScript

Navigation can currently be accomplished using the custom text/date formatter for a column. The central concept is that you add a column you want to navigate from to your search. You then choose Custom Text Format from the properties for the column, and enter HTML that calls one of the two provided JavaScript functions. This technique can be used to perform many actions, including sorting columns, calling custom JavaScript functions, and so on.

Siebel Analytics Web includes two JavaScript functions that enable navigation from Table and Pivot views: GoNav and PortalNav. (These functions are located in /res/b_mozilla\b_mozilla_4/viewhelper.js if you are interested in seeing what they do.) The former handles navigation to a specific search. The latter handles navigation to a specific dashboard. A description of their syntax follows, along with example Custom Text formats that you can use to implement navigation.

NOTE:  To control the look of the navigable text using the style sheet, Siebel Analytics Web is standardized on the class=Nav.

GoNav function

function GoNav(event, sPath, sTbl, sCol, sVal, sTarget) where:

event = event indicator.

sPath = the catalog path of the destination search.

sTbl = the logical table name to filter.

sCol = the logical column name to filter.

sVal = the value to filter by.

sTarget (optional) = "_blank" to open a new browser window with the results.

Sample Custom Text Format for GoNav Call

The GoNav and PortalNav calls can be wrapped in an HTML statement (include the quotes):

[html]"<font class=nav onclick=\"JavaScript:GoNav(event, '/shared/topaz/performance/transaction details','Transaction','Quality','"@"');\">"@"</font>

Table 19 explains the elements of this example.

Table 19. Elemental Analysis of a GoNav Call


Tells Siebel Analytics Web Server to interpret the following text as HTML. Note, that every "less than" character (<) must be preceded by a double quote (") if the intent is to use it in an HTML tag.


An HTML tag that a JavaScript call can be attached to. You could potentially use <div>, <span>, <a>, and so on.


The CSS style class used for formatting of the HTML tag.

onclick=\"JavaScript:GoNav('event, /shared/topaz/performance/transaction details','Transaction','Quality','"@"');\"

The method to call a JavaScript function. When the user clicks on the contents of this HTML tag, then the JavaScript function is called.


The end of the font tag.


Instructs Siebel Analytics Web Server to replace the at sign (@) with the actual column value. When [html] is used, the @ symbol must be surrounded by quotes.


The closing tag to match the <font> tag.

This example of GoNav places this HTML on the dashboard:

<a href="javascript:GoNav(event, '/shared/topaz/performance/transaction details','Transaction','Quality','Some value');">Click here to navigate to Transaction Details with ''Some value'</a>

PortalNav Function

function PortalNav(event, sPortal,sTbl,sCol,sVal)

event = event indicator.

sPortal = the catalog path of the destination portal.

sTbl = the logical table name to filter.

sCol = the logical column name to filter.

sVal = the value to filter by.

Sample Custom Text Format for PortalNav Call

Make sure to include the quotes exactly as shown.

"<font class=nav onclick=\"JavaScript:PortalNav(event, '/shared/topaz/_portal/transaction analysis','Transaction','Type','"@"');\">"@"</font>"

Navigation from HTML Results

This is the same as described in Navigation Using JavaScript, but rather than using a custom formatter, type in the HTML syntax with static values in place of the @ signs.

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