Hi all, I am trying to create a dashboard which will have a dropdown list of other dashboards to act as a "launch" page. On the launch page dashboard, I have a parameter displayed as a compact list. Then I have another worksheet with a "go" button. The go button works with a dashboard URL action that uses the parameter value to complete the URL to the dashboard the user picked.
The problem I am having is I am trying to use a user friendly "Display As" value in the dropdown but actually pass the "Value" of the parameter in the URL string. This is not working for me. It works if I put the URL value I need in both the "Value" and the "Display As" but then the user unfriendly URL string displays in my dropdown and it is ugly. I researched and tried using a calculated field but with no luck. Am I missing something? Thanks much!! ~ Eric
I just created a sample like you describe, and indeed, it passes the "display as" value, not the "value." This seems to be the standard behavior of parameters. I have never handled URL actions via parameters before. I suggest creating a data source with the values and URLs. Then, you can hide the URL in the view, but use it in the action.