Shared links

A normal canvas URL looks like<canvas ID>.

The default view of this canvas can be modified however, by generating and sharing special links. These link types are:

A report link looks like<canvas ID>, and causes the canvas to open in the report view. Report links are generated automatically when navigating to a report - just copy the link from the URL bar of your browser, or click the Copy link button in the sharing menu while viewing a report.

A report link will point to the first frame in a report by default. To link to a specific frame of the report, copy the link from the URL bar while viewing that frame - it should look like<canvas ID>?frame=<frame ID>.

A version link looks like<canvas ID>?version=<version ID>, and causes the canvas to open at a particular version from the version history. Copy links to versions from the version history menu.

An object link looks like<canvas ID>?object=<object ID>, and can be generated by right-clicking on any object and choosing Copy link:

If this link is opened by anyone else, they will navigate and zoom to that object when the canvas loads.

Object links do not hide other parts of the canvas, they just change the default canvas viewport.

To create a link to a larger portion of a canvas, one option is to use a frame to delineate the desired region, then share a link to that frame.

When a canvas is locked, changes to control cells are not saved. To share the current values of your control cells with someone else, generate a canvas view link:

Anyone using this link to reach the canvas will see the most up-to-date version of that canvas, but with the values of the control cells set to what they were when you generated the link.

View links can only be generated and used when the canvas is locked, so if the canvas is subsequently unlocked, a warning message will be displayed and the view ignored.

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