PictureThis supports different types of Dashboard Actions. This Action Type setting allows you to set two of them; the Filter Action and the Highlight Action. The Filter Action makes sure your target sheets get filtered when you select one or more images in the Image Table or Image Grid. The Highlight action will not filter the target sheets but highlight the marks that belong to the selected image in you Image Grid or Image Table.
Decide which sheets will be triggered with your chosen Dashboard Action (Filter or Highlight). Filters can no longer be applied to the source sheet. The configuration only displays other available data sheets. Even if source is selected for the older versions of PictureThis, the extension will skip the source sheet with the new updates. This is to avoid filtering the extension’s datasheet to only show the selected items.
Decide which field you want to select to trigger the dashboard actions on your Target sheets.
Sometimes you want a dashboard action to be triggered on a single select only, sometimes you want to support multi selections as well. This option allows you to switch between both filter variations.
A very powerful feature of the PictureThis extension is the Parameter action. You can set the value of a parameter by clicking the image in either your Image Grid or Image Table. This configuration option lets you select the parameter you want to update on a selection. In the example below the parameter “PM Selected SKU” will be updated with the SKU when I select a product in my Image Grid of PictureThis:
It is important to have a parameter of type String that allows all values otherwise it will not be shown in the list of “Target Parameters”
Another powerful action type is the URL action. This feature allows you to navigate to a url in a (new) Browser window just by clicking one of the images in the Image Grid or Image Table. You can use a calculated field to generate your target URL and add it to your datasheet. In the example below I have set the URL Action to navigate to my “Target URL” which is a calculated field that resides in the Data Sheet that feeds the extension
So when clicking on an image in the PictureThis Image Grid or Image Table, it will open a new browser tab showing the “Target URL”. This is a powerful feature that can perfectly be used to navigate to another published dashboard and use the selection in the present dashboard to set filters while opening the new dashboard. For example I can create a calculated field that navigates to my published dashboard called “salesmanager” in my “sales” workbook and it will be filtered on the selected product (SKU).