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Please show 'on what current level we are' when doing drill down on reports

When using drill down reports (for example on time), it's very hard to know where you are in the hierarchy.
Imagine a hierarchy with year - month - day - hour. When we are now in the deepest level (hour), it's impossible to see in which month-day we are at that point.

Having a bread crumb navigation on the top that show 2015 - 08 - 26 for example would be awesome to use for both navigation and visualization of the current context.

This is really important for usability

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  • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Broadly speaking, it would be helpful to have a filter breadcrumb. Maybe it could live in the filter pane (for page/report scope). Navigation for the different drill-down modes could make showing the breadcrumb a challenge depending in each of the supported types:
    1) Year > Quarters for Year (default)
    2) Year > Quarters for all Years (parallel arrows)
    3) Year > Years and Quarters for all Years (split arrows)

    Technically only the first choice actually adds a new filter context. The second adjusts the hierarchy level (or field selection)

  • Omaer.Khan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is so obvious... My workaround for this is that at the moment, my hierarchies look like: Year: 2016, Month: 2016-Jan, Day: 2016-Jan-08... That is, each level of my hierarchy refers to the previous level.

  • Delora Bradish commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adding tooltips is somewhat helpful, but when up an upper level, you only see FIRST() or LAST(). Displaying the navigation trail is really needed here.

  • Bjoern commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Definitely useful! Right now it is impossible to tell "where" i am with my analysis.

  • marcelo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Absolutely, this is an obvious requirement without which the drill down functionality is almost useless

  • jwilt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In addition, when in a chart if you drill down from say Market to Region, the regions should stay in order under their Market (like a matrix). It is also necessary to e able to drill down in a Table and Matrix

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