Data Drilldown & Widget Interaction
The data drill down works quite similarly to a dashboard link. The difference is that the data drill down is defined specific to the dashboard and the widget (not only the widget) and with the data drill down it is possible to pass filters to the next dashboard either by using static values, the current dashboards filter values or values from a widget interaction (available only for multi charts and table widgets).
If a data drill-down is defined for a widget that has a dashboard link as well the dashboard link will point to the dashboard of the data drill-down.

To configure a data drill-down you need to click on a widget while in the dashboard edit mode. In the right sidebar, a new tab called Widget should appear. Under Link, you can define the target dashboard.
Note that you can also use the current dashboard as the target dashboard.
The widget now gets a new button
in the top right corner, which directs the user to the target dashboard. With this configuration, the link will work just as for the dashboard link (if a dashboard link is defined as well it get overwritten). But in the link setting, there are more options available. You can define which values should be passed to which filter of the target dashboard. The possible options are:
  • Passing a static filter value to a filter in the target dashboard (available for all widgets).
  • Passing any current filter value of the section the widget is in, to a filter with matching type on the target dashboard (available for all widgets).
  • Passing the value from a widget interaction to a filter with matching type on the target dashboard (available only for multi charts, table widgets, and pie chart).
You can interact with the multi-chart by clicking a data point. With the table widget, you interact by clicking a row and with the pie chart, you just click a section.
In the following example, the passing of the current timestamp filter to both sections of the target dashboard is configured.
Passing current filter values to the target dashboard.
Passing current filter values to the target dashboard in an overview widget.
Note that you can pass multiple filter values to multiple filters on the target dashboard with one click.

A widget with a possible interaction is marked with
in the top left corner (unless the header is hidden). It is possible to configure a widget interaction for the following widgets.

If you pass values from a multi-chart, you can either pass the X or Y value if the data type coincides with the type of the filter. If the widget uses auto generated series you can also use the series column.

Any of the columns used in the table widget can be used to pass to a filter, given that the types match.

With the pie chart, you have the option to pass the category or the values to a filter, given that the types match.
Normally the values from the widget interaction are passed into a "=" filter, except if you are passing a timestamp. Then you have multiple options, like using this hour, day, month, or a custom range that sets the filter to a given time frame relative to the value from the interaction.

The following video is an example of how one would configure the drill-down passing the time frame of 10 minutes surrounding the selected data point and the grouping (or series) variable of the data point. This could be used as "time-zooming" if the drill-down is applied to the same dashboard.
Data Drilldown on a multi chart.
The next example shows the configuration for a table widget passing the value from the "Thing" column to the linked dashboard.
Data Drilldown on a table widget.
Data Drilldown on the overview widget.

Instead of using the browser back button to navigate backwards to a previously visited dashboard, you can also define drill-downs to go back to previous dashboards. The advantage of this is that you can also specify if certain filters in the previous dashboard should be overwritten with the filters of your current dashboard.
To configure a drill-down to go to the previously visited dashboard, simply select the widget you want to define the drill-down for in dashboard edit mode, navigate to the Widget tab on the right-hand sidebar, and tick the checkbox Link to previous dashboard. Your drill-down will now lead you back to the previously visited dashboard.
If you e.g. directly navigate to a dashboard that contains a widget that has a drill-down to the previous dashboard definded, there technically is no previous dashboard available. If this is the case the drill-down currently does nothing. This behaviour may change in the future.

After enabling Link to previous dashboard, you will also see two other checkboxes, one for overriding the global timestamp filter and another for the global thing filter. If you tick e.g. the Override Global Timestamp Filter checkbox, the value from the global timestamp filter in the current dashboard will be carried over when navigating to the previous dashboard and will be set there.
If you navigate back from a dashboard with one section, to e.g. a dashboard with 3 sections and have any of the Override Filter checkboxes active, your current global filter value will be written to the respective global filter in all 3 sections.
So for example, having Override Global Timestamp Filter enabled, will take your current global timestmap filter, and override every global timestamp filter in all sections in your previous dashboard.
Example of a navigation to the previous dashboard with Override Global Timestamp Filter enabled
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Configure a Data Drilldown
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