Drill to URL from Dashboards


On dashboards, you can enable drilling from facts, metrics, and attributes to URL addresses. You can drill to an attribute hyperlink label or a custom URL with placeholders.

By clicking on a fact, metric, or attribute in the View mode (not while editing), the target URL then opens in a new window or the dashboard sends a post message with the target URL.


  1. Add an insight to a dashboard. For details, see Create Dashboards.

  2. Click the insight. The options menu opens.

  3. In the Interactions section, click Add interaction.

  4. Select for which fact, metric, or attribute to set the drilling. 

  5. In the I want to drop-down menu, select Drill into URL

  6. Click Choose URL

  7. To drill to a URL defined in the attribute label, select the label in the Hyperlink in attribute label section.

  8. To drill to a custom URL, click Custom URL. For details, see section Custom URL.

  9. (Optional) Repeat steps 3-6 to add more drilling. You can add drilling for each fact, metric, and attribute in the insight.

  10. Click Save & Publish.

Now to open the URL in the same window:

  • Click a value in the source insight if you drill from facts/metrics (all insights) or attributes (all except tables).
  • Click an attribute value, if you drill from attributes in a table. The image shows a table without drilling (left) and with drilling on the Menu category attribute (right). 

Custom URL

You can define any URL in the Add custom URL dialog.

You can add attribute label values or identifiers, such as workspace ID, insight ID, widget IDdashboard ID, data product ID, or client ID, as parameters in the URL definition. These parameters are then replaced by appropriate values during drilling.

Here are some examples of the URLs you can define:

  • Add a dynamic URL with query parameters using attribute labels as parameters  https://www.yourcompany.com/app/?product={attribute_title(label.product.id)}&category={attribute_title(label.category.id)

  • Add a dynamic URL as combined attribute hyperlink label and workspace identifier  {attribute_title(label.product.url)}?workspace={workspace_id}  

  • Add a dynamic link using attribute label as a parameter https://www.yourcompany.com/products/{attribute_title(label.product.id.name)}  

  • Add search on a specific site using an attribute label as a parameter   https://www.mysearchengine.com/search?q=site:my.company.com-ATTRIBUTE_TITLE(label.product.name)

  • Add a direct link to a page  https://www.gooddata.com/embedded-analytics

Drillable attribute labels

You can open specific URLs by clicking individual attribute values in your insights without the need to configure the drilling every time on your dashboard.

You can then, for example, navigate to your own application and display details about individual products, campaigns, or customers.

If you want to enable drilling from individual attribute values, the attribute must have:

  • Hyperlink labels with the URLs defined in your logical data model,
  • Drill down to external page enabled.

If the insights you add to dashboards include such attributes, the drilling works automatically.

Create hyperlink attribute labels

 For details about attribute labels, see Attributes in Logical Data Models.

Enable drillable attribute labels

  1. In your GoodData portal, switch to the Manage tab.
  2. In the Attributes section, click the attribute that you want to enable drilling for.
  3. In the Drill Down section, click External Page. This option is available only if the hyperlink attribute label is defined. 
  4. Create an insight with this attribute and place it on a dashboard.
  5. Save the dashboard.

Now when you click an attribute value (tables) or a data point with the attribute value (other charts) on your dashboard, the URL from the attribute label opens in a new window.