A navigation path is an ordered series of related dimension objects that are used for multi-dimensional analysis in Web Intelligence's drill mode. For example, a geographical navigation path could group together dimension objects such as Country, Region, and City.
Here is an example of a navigation path of the dimension objects, Country, Region, and City. At the highest level, the user sees a Country. At the next level down, the Country is broken down into more detail: the regions. At the next lower level, the regions are broken down into more detail: the towns. A user can analyze a measure object, such as Sales Revenue, against any of the levels in the navigation path.
A navigation path object can be one of two types:
- Default - The path is defined by the hierarchical organization of the dimension objects in the folder of business layer.
- Custom - The path is defined on any available dimensions.