Script API: UI

Functions that control the user-interface.

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These functions only work in the context of scripts that are executed by a user from the user-interface. Component actions are an example of scripts that can trigger actions in the user-interface.

Function: showReport

Shows a report in the user-interface. The user-interface will open a dialog with the report in it. You can also see the result of these reports in the preview of the analytics environment.


  • reportName - Name of the report. In a dialog with the report, the name of the report will be in the title bar.

  • stmlContent - The report markup. See StackState Markup Language for more information on how to format a report.

  • Optional data - A map with data elements that can be referenced by the STML.

Return type:

  • Async: ShowStmlReport


The following example will show a nice shopping list report:

    "My shopping list",
    """# To buy
    | Bring *report*.
    |  * Apples
    |  * Oranges

Please note the .stripMargin() call. This is a Groovy function for strings that strips leading whitespace/control characters followed by '|' from every line. This way indenting can be retained without introducing leading whitespace in the STML.

Function: showTopologyByQuery

Sets the user-interface to the Topology Perspective and changes the SQTL query.

If the user is currently in an unsaved view, the user receives a prompt dialog asking whether they are okay in navigating to another part of the topology. If the user continues the action they will loose their current view.


  • query - STQL query that selects what part of the topology is shown.

Return type:

  • Async: ShowTopologyByQuery


Redirects the user-interface to show the Azure topology.

UI.showTopologyByQuery('domain IN ("Azure")')

Function: redirectToURL

Opens a new tab in the user's browser to some URL.


  • url - the URL to redirect the browser to.

Return type:

  • Async: URLRedirectResponse


Open the website in a new tab in the browser.


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