In 2007, I wrote an article outlining how to reset a dashboard using a selector: View original article. Since then, there have been some changes to Xcelsius where I wanted to re-visit this workaround.
Xcelsius does have a reset button built into the product, but it presents some challenges:
- It attempts to reset every component back to its original state which is not always the desired behavior.
- The standard Xcelsius reset button is incompatible with add-on components which is obviously can be a big problem.
Instead of using reset, you have a few options at your disposal, that essentially do the same thing. Upon clicking “reset” the selectors will clear out your selections.
- Use the push button component as a reset button to move a blank range into a destination.
- Use a hidden selector component to move multiple blank ranges into multiple destinations.
This re-set feature does present a few challenges, specifically when it comes to features like chart drill down. This is still going to be a challenge because there is not a bindable “selected item” property on the behavior tab.