Create Data Actions to Connect to External URLs from Visualization Canvases

You can use data actions to navigate to an external URL from a canvas so that when you select a column such as the supplier ID, it displays a specific external website.

  1. Create or open a project and confirm that you’re working in the Visualize canvas.
  2. Click Menu on the project toolbar and click Project Properties, then select the Data Actions tab.
  3. Click Add Action and enter a name for the new navigation link.

    You can add multiple navigation links.

  4. Click the Type field and select URL Navigation.
  5. Click the Anchor To field and select the columns that you want the URL to apply to. If you don't specify a value for the Anchor To field, then the data action applies to all data elements in the visualizations.
  6. Enter a URL address and optionally include notation and parameters.

    For example, where${keyValuesForColumn:"COLUMN"} is displayed like${keyValuesForColumn:"Sales"."Products"."Brand"} The column names that you select here are replaced with values when you invoke the data action.

  7. Click OK to save.
  8. In the Canvas, click a cell, or use Ctrl-click to select multiple cells.
  9. Right-click and select from the menu the navigation name that you created earlier.
    Selecting the cells determines the values to pass to the parameters (that is, the URL tokens).