Alternate States will help Adventure Works users to compare freight of different products. This was not possible until now as whenever you'd select Product from the list box, it'd change the data in all the charts. Alternate States provides a way to do such comparisons.
In your dashboard, you can detach any chart. Right click and choose Detach. Once detached, the chart will not respond to the user's selections.
Alternate States is an extension of this concept where the developer can create multiple states and apply these states to specific objects. All objects in a given state will respond to user selections made in that state. Alternate States are not available in the load script. They are a feature of a user interface.
Two states ...