A couple small issues with the latest beta version.
The parameter Title for static params always retains it’s previous value when switching to a static parameter. So if I switch it from using a Dashboard Level parameter to a static one, the Title is grayed out but still reflects the name of the Dashboard Level parameter. Seems like this should switch back to the parameter keyword in the underlying query instead. WDYT?
The Default Value field suggests that I can influence the initial parameter value on a dashboard. But this isn’t the case. For example, if I use a dashboard parameter called “Param1” and it is currently set to
Foo then the Default Value column shows
Foo. But if I set “Param1” equal to
Bar and reopen the parameter mapping panel, the the Default Value now shows
Bar. Refreshing the browser page will reset “Param1” to
Foo. So the field is really reflecting the current value of the dashboard parameter.
Incidentally, it would be extremely valuable to remember the most recent parameter value selection for dashboards. If I run a dashboard with “Param1” set to
Bar then I expect it will remain set to
Bar if I navigate away and later return. Right now it doesn’t do that. It pulls the most recent parameter value that was executed from the Query Editor.
If you have two parameters that are linked to the same Dashboard Parameter, that parameter defaults to the most recently executed parameter value of the widget that was added to the dashboard first (sometimes). At other times it seems to pull the parameter value out of recent browser memory. It’s unpredictable.
Can’t add two widgets with the same parameter keyword
This is a bit strange. If I have two queries that use the same parameter keyword, it will not let me add the second widget to the dashboard. I think that it sees the first query has a dashboard parameter that already uses that keyword name. So when the second widget is presented with the same keyword name, it wants to create a new dashboard-level parameter with that name. But such a parameter already exists. This exception has not been handled, so the widget panics.
Typo in documentation link tooltip
There is a typo on the tooltip for the documentation link under the Value Source panel:
paramaters => parameters