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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Drilling Down from Charts

The <cfchart> tag supports a URL attribute that you can use to create clickable charts, where the user can click the various data points in the chart to link to a different page. Of course, the page you bring users to when they click the chart is up to you. Generally, the idea is to allow users to zoom in or drill down on the data point they clicked.

For instance, if a chart displays information about film expenses, as in the examples above, then clicking one of the expense bars might display an HTML table that lists the actual expense records. Or it might bring up a second chart, this one a pie chart that shows the distribution of the individual expenses for that particular film. In either case, your clickable chart ...

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