Dataset Parameter not propagating to dataset in filter controls

I have two datasets with dataset parameters

dataset1: a business requirement dataset with dataset parameter UID, DateRange, CID
dataset2: a list of CIDs with dataset parameter UID

here the UID for the both the dataset is same.

UID is passed from the embedded application.
DateFilter is from controls (this is achieved)

using dataset1 created a pie chart

my requirement:
in the pie chart visual, create a dropdown control based on dataset 2

already implemented:

  1. I created an analysis parameter CID based on the dataset parameter in dataset1
  2. Added controls to the analysis parameter CID and linked to dataset2

now the CID control appears and load the CIDs based on the default UID defined in dataset

When a dynamic UID is passed from the embedded application the pie chart is reflecting based on the UID but the control is populated only based on the default UID configured in dataset 2

The dropdown control should dynamically load based on the UID passed from the embedded application

Note: am using session package so Row Level Protection is not applicable in my usecase.

It would be helpful if someone could help to resolve this at the earliest. thanks in advance

Hi @Oliver_Smith_Iruthay, without looking at the code and debugging, it’s going to be hard to troubleshoot. I would recommend filing a case with AWS Support where they can dive into the details so that they can help you further. Here are the steps to open a support case. If your company has someone who manages your AWS account, you might not have direct access to AWS Support and will need to raise an internal ticket to your IT team or whomever manages your AWS account. They should be able to open an AWS Support case on your behalf. Hope this helps!

Maybe you can share snippets of the code here and we can try to help you debug.

I would like to try my best before raising an internal ticket, below are the code snippets and screenshots

gl dataset:

  coalesce(rsa.***, 'Uncategorized') as "G****t",
  sum(p**e * q**y) as "T*****d"
from itemtable item
    join usertable rauser on item.acnt_id=rauser.acnt_id
    left join subaccount rsa on
where rauser.user_id=<<$UserId>>
    and >= <<$StartDate>>
    and <= <<$EndDate>>
    and item.state = 2
    and item.type in (0,1)
    and item.company_id = <<$CompanyId>>
group by 1


    ruser.user_id, as company_id, as company_name
from company ac 
join location rr on
join locationuser ruser on
where ruser.user_id=<<$UserId>>
group by 1,2,3
order by 1

using the gl dataset I created a chart its working fine

using the companies dataset am trying to create a dropdown control through following steps

Mapped the CompanyId dataset parameter of gl dataset to the analysis parameter and clicked on Add Control

Linked the dropdown control to companies dataset

Assigned company_id field to the dropdown control by selection the field

Control appears at the top of the sheet

above dropdown control is loading based on default UserId parameter configured for companies dataset

company control is loading based on default UserId parameter configured in companies dataset

Even after the UserId parameter is changed the company control displays values based on the default UserId configured in the companies dataset

I have put *s in few column selection for security purpose

@Xclipse could you help here please, I have attached code snippets and screenshots

tagging qls-dataset-parameter

Hi @Oliver_Smith_Iruthay, thanks for the detailed explanation. There are several approaches:

  1. Use custom HTML/JS controls outside to render the Visuals - amazon-quicksight-embedding-sdk/ at master · awslabs/amazon-quicksight-embedding-sdk · GitHub

  2. Filtering at Runtime - Filtering data at runtime for embedded dashboards and visuals - Amazon QuickSight

  3. Using Parameters in URL - Using parameters in a URL - Amazon QuickSight

The key is to reinitiate the rendering using JS/SDK.

Hope this helps.


Hi @Xclipse thanks for the response,

  1. Use custom HTML/JS controls outside to render the Visuals - amazon-quicksight-embedding-sdk/ at master · awslabs/amazon-quicksight-embedding-sdk · GitHub - by this you mean loading visual on button click rather than rendering when the page loads right?

Yes, that is correct. Use the html controls to trigger the rendering action.