This discussion shows the ability for an end user to select a new parameter value while on a 2nd level dashboard (Target Dashboard) without having to navigate back to the top level.
Users typically have to drill up back to the original dashboard to change the parameter being passed to the lower level dashboard. Having to drill back may be considered a less efficient method of design.
First, I am not sure if everyone is aware that in a drilldown, an input parameter can be used in place of a pivot. Please keep in mind that if you use this method the filtered field cannot exist as an axis including a pivot. One of the primary benefits of this method is that an end user can select a new filter value from the Input Parameter on the second level dashboard without having to navigate back to the top level dashboard as with a pivot.
The method would change the pivots to input parameters on the second level dashboards (Target Dashboard), this would allow the designer the set initial values and if an end user were to open a second level dashboard directly the information would be meaningful.
‘Aging by Facility’ (Image 1) is in the top level dashboard.
By selecting a facility 'Columbus Clinic' as shown in Image 2 the user will drilldown to a new dashboard and pass that x-axis value to the dashboard input parameter as shown in Image 3. Or if a user opens the 2nd level dashboard directly the Initial Value ‘Chicago Clinic’ will be the filter on the dashboard. Either way with this method on the 2nd level dashboard the end user can select a different filter value directly from the 2nd level dashboard without having to navigate back to the top level as with a pivot.
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