Using custom actions with parameters in Insights

A custom action enables you to launch URLs or filter visuals by selecting a data point in a visual or choosing the action name from the context menu. When you use a URL action with a parameter, you can pass or send parameters dynamically to the URL. To make this work, you set up a parameter, and then use it in the URL when you create a custom action with an action type of URL action. The parameters on both the sending and the receiving end must match in name and data type. All parameters are compatible with URL actions.

For details on creating a URL action, see Creating and editing custom actions in Insights. If you just want to use a parameter in a link without creating a URL action, see Using parameters in a URL.