Bookmark links cease to work
Users of my analysis create bookmarks and share of certain pages in the analysis and revisit it later.
This has broken.
When the user clicks on the bookmark, the same page is brought up but the data is completely different.
Is this a known issue or am I doing something wrong in the analysis ?
Thanks for your reply.
I did the following.
1) Deleted all my old bookmarks.
2) Created a new one
3) Made sure the analysis was not changed
4) Tried to open the new bookmark.
This still does not work for me.
As I previously mentioned, the right page is brought up but not the right data.
The data is also conditional upon the selected markings from a different page.
The bookmark also remembers the markings, is this right ?
No, the bookmark will only apply the filter settings to the current scheme. There is no way around that using just bookmarks.
Perhaps what you could is have the bookmark just update the filtering and not switch pages. Also, have a new document property which has a string corresponding to the desired destination page. The bookmark would also set that doc property as well (so filters plus doc property). Then you could have a script which executed on change of that document property value which navigated you to the desired page. That potential solution may be a bit difficult to manage though, and there may be many caveots with respect to how you have your analysis built. But hopefully it will give you some ideas.
Thanks for your reply.
We do have different filtering schemes for the page.
Is there anyway we can have the bookmark remember both the filtering scheme and the markings from the previous page ?
Ah, I assume you have different filtering schemes on these pages/visualizations? Bookmarks are not aware of filtering schemes: When applying a bookmark, the Filtering scheme will not change, it will just apply the settings used in the bookmark (filters, properties...) to the filtering scheme you are using.
Perhaps there is a confusion in the filtering schemes being used? If you only have a single filtering scheme in your report, do you still see the issue?
Bookmarks record the configuration of all different parts of the analysis file: active visualization, axis expressions, markings, etc. All of those are recorded based on their unique GUID. So if those IDs are changed somehow then the bookmark will not have any related settings for that part of the analysis any longer. That might occur if you delete and recreate a visualization (thus the visualization now has a different GUID), or if you delete and create a new data table.
So it seems that your analysis has changed since the bookmark was created and is now out of sync with your analysis. I would suggest you create a new bookmark to match your desired configuration and delete your out-of-date one, and that should resolve your issue.
I also might suggest you also vote for this enhancement idea, which is requesting more visibility and management of what is captured in bookmarks:
I assume you have different filtering schemes on these pages/visualizations? Bookmarks are not aware of filtering schemes: When applying a bookmark, the Filtering scheme will not change, it will just apply the settings used in the bookmark (filters, properties...) to the filtering scheme you are using. If you have multiple filtering schemes then that may be the confusion.