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New linked analysis (Analytic Application)

INTRODUCTION

Link analysis is a convenient functional for linking of charts / tables to control the filtering of one element by another. Such standard functionality has been in stories for a long time.

But in applications, until recently, it was possible to configure such a scenario only through scripts. Very well described in this article by Prasad Gurla

And now, since the release of Q4 2021 / 2021.19, similar standard functionality is available in applications.

 

MAIN FEATURES

  • Settings;
  • Linked Analysis Diagram

 

SETTINGS

As in the stories, access to the settings is carried out through the additional widget menu:

Then we define the scenario and which components we will filter:

By default, both single selection and multi selection are possible:

 

 

LINKED ANALYSIS DIAGRAM

“The new linked analysis diagram allows application designers to get a visual overview of all the links among widgets, after they create a linked analysis or a filter line in their analytic application. In addition, application designers can also modify the existing relationships for each widget directly here.”

There are two ways to switch to this mode:

  • via the top menu
  • via widget

 

TOP MENU

when you click the link to analyze diagrams, an additional tab will open:

a visual-graphic bundle of customized widgets appears with the ability to add new unlinked widgets:

when we select an inlink widget, we have a component outside the bundle and when we click on +, a pop-up opens with a choice of widgets for linking:

 

through the context menu, you can enable a menu with link management:

 

this tab (linked analysis diagram) can be left open and at any time you can go to it with switching between the main canvas:

 

WIDGET

you can go to the same tab through the widget and this diagram will open in the context of the selected widget:

 

option to display a diagram when connected to a link analysis input controls:

more examples of complex diagrams from the description of the functionality provided in the 2021.19 release by Janet Nguyen:

2022 RELEASE PLANS

  • Ability to visualize and edit the cascading relationship between input controls in the Linked Widgets Diagram
  • Renaming of the diagram from “Linked Analysis Diagram” to “Linked Widgets Diagram”

SUMMARY

Interactivity is a very important feature. Link analysis provides the functionality of this interactivity through linking widgets. With standard settings and linked visual diagrams, this process has become much easier, faster and clearer.

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