How to link to Other External Content
This article describes creating a new 'External Content' that will be linked from a Metric Insights. If you wish to drill to External content based on dimension values, look at how to set up drill paths for external reports.
NOTE: The format of the External Content Editor is slightly different in Version 3.
1. Access New > External Content
Even though the report is already created in your external BI tool, Metric Insights still needs to know a couple of things about this particular content:
- Category (optional)
- Topic (optional)
- In this case, we'll just use a static web page that we've created for the purpose of this example:
That way, if you're looking at another monthly report that happens to look at some measure, your external content report will also show up to the user as a related report.
Next: define details
2. Select where to display the content
3. Choose your Reference image
Take a screenshot of your report and upload it as the preview image. This image should be a .png file and to avoid distortion should have a width to height ratio of 1.8 (in other words, the width is nearly twice the height).