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Exact source for dashboard visualization

  • 1.  Exact source for dashboard visualization

    Posted Thu June 18, 2020 05:29 PM
    Hoping this is something simple that I'm just not seeing: I have a dashboard built from a data module with a few different tables in it that have the same column names. I cannot see how to tell which data table I built the visualization from, especially if I'm editing one built a while ago and don't really remember. In a report, I see the full 'path' of each data item used in my query. Where's the path for each data item used in a dashboard?

    Thanks a bunch,

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    Victoria Ratkos
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  • 2.  RE: Exact source for dashboard visualization

    Posted Fri June 19, 2020 10:11 AM

    Hi Victoria

    if you click on the visualization, so it's active and then CTRL + . (dot) , it will bring up the performance/info view at right - here you can find which data source the data is coming from:


    TTorben


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    Torben Noer
    Offering Manager, Cognos Analytics and Planning Analytics
    IBM
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  • 3.  RE: Exact source for dashboard visualization

    Posted Fri June 19, 2020 11:42 AM
    Thank you that looks great but ctrl + . isn't doing anything on mine. Does it work in 11.1.4/Chrome?

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    Victoria Ratkos
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  • 4.  RE: Exact source for dashboard visualization

    Posted Fri June 19, 2020 12:13 PM
    Works for me too


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    Sanjay Chakravarty
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  • 5.  RE: Exact source for dashboard visualization

    Posted Fri June 19, 2020 12:46 PM
    I think it is little tricky, had to use the control couple of times on chrome, it is kinda hidden as a flybar
    Thank you

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    Sanjay Chakravarty
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  • 6.  RE: Exact source for dashboard visualization

    Posted Fri June 19, 2020 01:23 PM
    Thanks! I'll keep fiddling with it, but I appreciate having a solution to try.

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    Victoria Ratkos
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  • 7.  RE: Exact source for dashboard visualization

    Posted Fri June 19, 2020 03:36 PM
    You could also try Control-Q-/ which will bring up the entire spec for the dashboard... in which you'll be able to see the full path to the data items in all the visualizations.

    Rich​

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    Richard Chester
    Director of Business Intelligence
    LPA Software Solutions
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  • 8.  RE: Exact source for dashboard visualization

    Posted Mon June 22, 2020 09:29 AM
    Starting with 11.1.6 when you hover over the item, in the properties pane of the visualization, it will bring up a fly-over with the path.

    // Henk

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    HENK CAZEMIER
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