Category Archives: URL API

Retaining selector selections using URL API

Hello there,

Today a quick tip: How to retain the selections that you did while going to a different document using URL API.

To do that, you simply add these parameters/values to your URL:


or selectorMode=1

It depends if you want to use the selectors to match by source attribute or source name.

I hope it helps.

God bless you!

Creating a custom radio button in MicroStrategy Mobile to change panels

Hello there,

I would like to share this implementation that I did for mobile devices. In this case, I had to create a custom radio button using an HTML Container with CSS and JavaScript to change the panels of a panel stack.

The trick is to create anchors with your URL API parameters to change the panels based on the click of the radio button.

I have one function per button in this case, but you can improve it to use only one.

You just need to create an HTML Container and past this code below:

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html lang="en-gb">


<meta charset="UTF-8">


margin-bottom : 1.5em;


input[type=radio   ]:not(old){

width     : 2em;

margin    : 0;

padding   : 0;

font-size : 1em;

opacity   : 0;


input[type=radio   ]:not(old) + label{

display      : inline-block;

margin-left  : -2em;

line-height  : 1.5em;


input[type=radio   ]:not(old) + label > span{

display          : inline-block;

width            : 0.875em;

height           : 0.875em;

margin           : 0.25em 0.5em 0.25em 0.25em;

border           : 0.0625em solid rgb(192,192,192);

border-radius    : 0.25em;

background       : rgb(224,224,224);

background-image :    -moz-linear-gradient(rgb(240,240,240),rgb(224,224,224));

background-image :     -ms-linear-gradient(rgb(240,240,240),rgb(224,224,224));

background-image :      -o-linear-gradient(rgb(240,240,240),rgb(224,224,224));

background-image : -webkit-linear-gradient(rgb(240,240,240),rgb(224,224,224));

background-image :         linear-gradient(rgb(240,240,240),rgb(224,224,224));

vertical-align   : bottom;


input[type=radio   ]:not(old):checked + label > span{

background-image :    -moz-linear-gradient(rgb(224,224,224),rgb(240,240,240));

background-image :     -ms-linear-gradient(rgb(224,224,224),rgb(240,240,240));

background-image :      -o-linear-gradient(rgb(224,224,224),rgb(240,240,240));

background-image : -webkit-linear-gradient(rgb(224,224,224),rgb(240,240,240));

background-image :         linear-gradient(rgb(224,224,224),rgb(240,240,240));


input[type=radio]:not(old):checked +  label > span > span{

display          : block;

width            : 0.5em;

height           : 0.5em;

margin           : 0.125em;

border           : 0.0625em solid rgb(115,153,77);

border-radius    : 0.125em;

background       : #000;



function clickLvl() {

var event = document.createEvent('MouseEvent');

event = new CustomEvent('click');

var a = document.getElementById('lvlLink');



function clickVP() {

var event = document.createEvent('MouseEvent');

event = new CustomEvent('click');

var a = document.getElementById('vpLink');



function clickDivision() {

var event = document.createEvent('MouseEvent');

event = new CustomEvent('click');

var a = document.getElementById('divisionLink');



function clickDepartment() {

var event = document.createEvent('MouseEvent');

event = new CustomEvent('click');

var a = document.getElementById('departmentLink');



function clickClass() {

var event = document.createEvent('MouseEvent');

event = new CustomEvent('click');

var a = document.getElementById('classLink');






<a id="lvlLink" href="mstr://?evt=2048076&psName=ttl|comp&pName=Panel3531|Panel3531"></a>

<a id="vpLink" href="mstr://?evt=2048076&psName=ttl|comp&pName=Panel3535|Panel3535"></a>

<a id="divisionLink" href="mstr://?evt=2048076&psName=ttl|comp&pName=Panel3534|Panel3534"></a>

<a id="departmentLink" href="mstr://?evt=2048076&psName=ttl|comp&pName=Panel3533|Panel3533"></a>

<a id="classLink" href="mstr://?evt=2048076&psName=ttl|comp&pName=Panel4483|Panel4431"></a>
<div class="buttons">

<input id="radio1" type="radio" name="radio" value="1" checked="checked" onclick="clickLvl()"><label for="radio1"><span><span></span></span>Button 1</label></div>

<input id="radio2" type="radio" name="radio" value="2"><label for="radio2" onclick="clickVP()"><span><span></span></span>Button 2</label></div>

<input id="radio3" type="radio" name="radio" value="3"><label for="radio3" onclick="clickDivision()"><span><span></span></span>Button 3</label></div>

<input id="radio4" type="radio" name="radio" value="4"><label for="radio4" onclick="clickDepartment()"><span><span></span></span>Button 4</label></div>

<input id="radio5" type="radio" name="radio" value="5"><label for="radio5" onclick="clickClass()"><span><span></span></span>Button 5</label></div>


Each input is a different radio button.

Just let me know if you need help with this code.

Hope it helps.

God bless you!

URL API to renew Mobile cache

Hello there,

Today let’s talk about how to force the mobile app to get the new cache from IS using an URL API.

To do that, just add one of those URLs as a link:

mstr://?evt=2048030&useCache=0, refresh against data warehouse and generate new cache in Intelligence Server. 

mstr://?evt=2048030, refresh against existing Intelligence Server cache;

mstr://?evt=2048030&useCache=1, refresh against existing Intelligence Server cache;

mstr://?evt=2048030&useCache=, refresh against existing Intelligence Server cache;

Hope it helps!

God bless you!


Dynamic URL API for HTML Container

Hello there!

Today let’s talk about a quick tip: how to create a dynamic url api for HTML Container.

For J2ee you can do it:

./mstrWeb?Server={&SERVERNAME}&Project={&PROJECT}& …

Where is the rest of the parameters for the url.

For IIS:

./Main.aspx?Server={&SERVERNAME}&Project={&PROJECT}& …


Hope it helps!

God bless you!

PHP Function for get a session using TASK API with IIS

Hello there!

I’ve created a PHP function to help you create a session using TASK API for PHP with IIS.

Here is the code:


function authenticationMSTR($server, $project, $user, $pass, $documentId, $dashboardMode) {
$projectUrl = str_replace(" ","%20",$project);
$projectTask = str_replace(" ","+",$project);
$username = 'username';
$password = 'password';

$context = stream_context_create(array(
'http' => array(
'header' => "Authorization: Basic " . base64_encode("$username:$password")

$url = file_get_contents("http://$server/MicroStrategy/asp/TaskAdmin.aspx?


foreach($data->children() as $child) {
foreach($child->children() as $child1) {
$sessionmstr = $child1;

echo "http://$server/MicroStrategy/asp/Main.aspx?evt=2048001&src=Main.aspx.2048001&visMode=0&currentViewMedia=$dashboardMode&documentID=$documentId&server=$server&Project=$projectUrl&port=0&share=1&hiddensections=header,path,dockTop,dockLeft,footer&usrSmgr=$sessionmstr";


$server: is your server ip/dns
$project: Name of the project
$user: MicroStrategy Username
$pass: MicroStrategy Username Password 
$documentId: Document ID
$dashboardMode: View media. Example: Use 8 for flash and 2 for DHTML.
$username = Put the Username for login in your TaskAdmin page. 
$password = Put the password for the Username used to login in TaskAdmin page.

Just save this in a file as Authentication.php. Now create another file like this:

include "Authentication.php";
<?php header("Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1",true);?>


Just use your own info in those above parameters.

Save this file as test.php in the same folder that you saved your Authentication.php.
Those files must be saved inside your Apache PHP folder. If you use Xampp, is must be saved inside the htdocs folder.

Open test.php in your browser and you will see your dashboard!


Hope it helps!

God bless you!