How do I create a dashboard parameter that can drive multiple analytic views?

You can create a 2-column list (either in SQL Server or Excel). The first column will be passed to the analytic view as the UniqueName parameter. The second column will be used as the caption displayed to the user on the scorecard.


For example this table:


Will show like this to the user:


The text in the first column, “X”, will be passed as the UniqueName, which can be sent to an analytic chart or grid. Any other columns beyond the first 2 are ignored.


Step by Step

1. Create a data source "Import from Excel 2007 Workbook. "

2. On the View tab, click Edit in Excel.

3. Open the Workbook that you want to use

4. Make sure that each column is a Dimension type column. Only the first 2 columns will be used.



5. Create a new dashboard

6. On the Parameter tab, create a new parameter of type Tabular Values.

7. Drag the parameterized analytic report you want to use on to the dashboard

8. Drag the newly created parameter onto the dashboard

9. Hook up the parameters by dragging the UniqueName of the parameter to the report you want to parameterize

10. A dialog is displayed, to choose the Target Endpoint, which should be the parameter you named in your report.

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