What is Story Navigator? 

Story Navigator is the best way to write about a broader set of data and allows your stakeholders to explore deeper analysis. It allows for a faster, more flexible user experience and comprehensive narrative. Notably, a user can now analyze up to two dimensions and multiple measures within one story and navigate to different levels of the hierarchy within the user interface.

How can you use Story Navigator?

Read the steps below to learn how to use Story Navigator in your dashboards.

1. Create a story with two dimensions and two or more measures. You’ll see that we start with choosing the "Add Data" option (Link to Chart will also work if the chart uses 2 or less dimensions) and we add 2 dimensions and 2 measures to the narrative. Then choose a Discrete or Continuous story type. 

2. Order the dimension hierarchy in the order that is relevant to your data. For example, State would be my primary dimension and City is my secondary since City is a level below State. The order of your measures relates to the positioning of the measure in the story.

3. The initial story is called your home story. The top portion labeled “Aggregated Breakdown” shows an analysis broken out by each measure (ordered in the right panel in the second step) and the two dimensions. 

Then if you scroll down to “Top State Breakdown” (State was my primary dimension during setup), it has three of my top primary dimension values analyzed by both measures. If there is no overlap between your dimensions, you won’t see this breakdown section.

4. The new blue headers within the home story are clickable and allow a user to see a different story view for the specified dimensions/measures. Use the back arrow to return to the home story.

5. If you click on a value with a dotted line, you’re able to filter the dashboard accordingly and then clear your selection on the top bar in order to reset your filters back to the original.