TIBCO Spotfire® Business Author and Consumer User's Guide

Optimizing a dashboard using URL parameters

In some cases, you might need to provide an analysis to users of a small-screen mobile device. You can easily customize the analysis for the small screen, and then share the URL with small-screen users.

About this task

Note: This technique works only if users access the analysis from a fixed URL. If the users access the analysis by navigating in the library, these settings have no effect.

If you have users who use the Spotfire Mobile App, you should avoid this optimization technique. If a user opens an analysis in the Spotfire Mobile App, the parameterized URLs will not work.


  1. On the menu bar, select File > Share > Copy link.
  2. In the Copy link dialog, click Advanced.
  3. Select the check boxes for the menu options and UI elements that are appropriate to include in the analysis.
    Note: The options you selected are specified with number-logical value pairs at the end of the URL, with each number corresponding to the option and the logical value, 0, or 1, specifying whether to display the option.
  4. Review and copy the URL.
  5. Test the resulting analysis by opening a browser window and pasting into the address bar the copied URL.
    The analysis should appear with none of the excluded display options and UI elements.
    Note: The new analysis URL does not include data selection, filters, resizing, or other manual changes that you set on any of the visualizations in the analysis before you copied and shared the URL.