Last week we showed you how to share data between swf files in an SCDD dashboard. One limitation was that the shared data was not coming back up through the SCDD Excel model in a manner that native SCDD components could consume. This week, that problem has been eliminated as the example below illustrates. By using a very simple “input” and “output” component, we can share large volumes of data, not only between custom components, but with the entire SCDD model.
The caveats from the previous components still apply, but the data restrictions have been lifted. This is a very simple example that could be extended to share data between production models in an infinitely customizable and more sophisticated way.
Update source code can be found here.
* The event dispatching and listening needs to be cleaned up and will be in a subsequent post. SCDD is preventing some normal event behavior and the current event structure is a temporary workaround to ensure data is updated across the board.