Manage embedded Workbook dataset through API or URL Controls?

Hi Everyone.

My team is building a WebApp which connects to Sigma’s API and displays an embedded URL to the user. however, Sigma controls is presenting a limited user experience having to manage the tables columns and dataset thought the embedding. Having to display or hide the columns, plus having to remove or add the column to the pivot dataset. We would like to improve the user experience by automatically handling those actions through the API. But we are being unable to actually hide the columns or amend the dataset from the WebApp.

Is there a way to modify the Embedding URL or the API to actually control the tables columns and the dataset within the embedded sigma dashboard?

I’ll truly appreciate any assistance on this matter.
Best Regards,


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Hi @rcarreraa - it sounds like this might be a good use-case for column-level security. Just be sure you assign the user-attributes in the embed URL’s parameters.

If that approach doesn’t work for you, you could also consider using controls to change dimensions shown in various elements throughout the embedded workbook. You can see articles about this here, here, and here. By specifying these control values in the embed URL’s parameters, you should be able to dynamically change what appears for each embed user.

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