What about having a set of url parameters like :
zoom in à feature, filter, full screen with specified widget,...
This would be especially helpful for processes where an email is sent out to a group. Currently, in our organization users get an email with the link to the dashboard, but then need to figure out how to search. It would be great if X,Y could be passed or unique identifier.
We added support for URL parameters to Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS in the recent ArcGIS Online December 2018 update. Please see this blog for details,
Make your Dashboards more Dynamic using URL Parameters
Hope this helps,
Derek Law Had a few questions/potential feature enhancements regarding this functionality...
1) Has there been a thought to being able to enable/disable layers (like using the number that the layer is ordered in the map?). This would be pretty powerful to allow different users who refresh/reload the dashboards to enable/disable the layers they want enabled/disabled instead of having to go into the layers menu and turning them on/off each time after they refresh/hard reload. This would allow 1 dashboard for many users. (I could see this as an enhancement being rolled into the map viewer and web app builder. (Apparently someone already posted it as an idea 2 years ago Add the ability to turn on layers or apply a filter through a URL parameter )
2) When I put in a parameter in the URL, and I filter a category selector with that, the none option is shown by default and the drop down only shows either the none option or the filtered option passed in the url parameter. Is there a way to allow the default selection to be what is passed in the url parameter so someone who gets the URL can easily see that it's only showing what is passed in the URL params, while at the same time allowing users to select other categories in the selector besides what the url params set as a "default" to update the other charts/lists/etc?
3) Would be nice if the filtering that we can do with url params can match that in the selectors/list/charts/etc (ie. is within the last x min is in the selector, but not as a url parameter filter).
4) Even better yet be able to define more complex queries (and/or) using references (ie. query=1 only show records in the last 1 hour; query=2 show records between 1 and 2 hours old; query=3 show records between 2 and 3 hours old).
Thanks for your comments and enhancement suggestions David. Let me check with the Dev team and I will post follow up comments if applicable.
I agree with David on #2. The dashboard is useless if the category list only shows the value from the url parameter and None. The users can never select any values to make alternate uses of the dashboard?
Any news on this, Derek? The additional of URL parameters are great, but I'd really like to pass a query or selection of a feature from a web map pop-up to a dashboard, instead of just being able to filter. See Chelsea Rozek's post here for more detail.
Sorry for the late response.
> The additional of URL parameters are great, but I'd really like to pass a query or selection of a feature from a web map pop-up to a dashboard, instead of just being able to filter. See Chelsea Rozek's post here for more detail.
I just posted a reply in the thread you referenced.
Hi Joe Bryant,
Please upvote the idea I just created! Allow Operations Dashboard URL parameter to SELECT (not filter)
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