Enabling Actions to Impact Bookmarks and Filters

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04-08-2024 08:28 AM
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ChristopherRatcliff
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I love the idea of having actions that interact with and set a preset/configuration for a few specific widgets. The type of widgets that help you set a theme for your users (bookmarks, filters, etc.) 

Let me give you an example. Imagine I have a feature table listing sewer, storm, and water apps, along with a list widget for sorting through them. I also have a user-defined filter widget for users to choose which category they want to view or search. Additionally, there's a bookmarks widget with bookmarks tailored to each utility.

Right now, users have to use the filter and bookmarks widgets separately. But wouldn't it be great if they could just click a 'sewer' button, for instance? This would not only select the right category in the filter widget but also filter the bookmarks widget to show only 'sewer'-related bookmarks.

The workaround I'm using involves a section widget with views for each utility. In each view, I've duplicated all the widgets and set their defaults accordingly. While it works, it's quite cumbersome to maintain. Any changes to the design require updates across multiple views for duplicated widgets, which gets pretty complex.

Please let me know if you need more context, etc.