Refresh Current Page Without Knowing the Page

Withers Davis shared this question 2 years ago

Is there any way to refresh the current page without knowing what page the user current is on?

Basic issue is that I'd like to include a dropdown on every page that lets the user change a variable to see different data. Ideally that will be in a master. Once the user changes the dropdown it 1) updates the variable, and 2) refreshes the page.

Comments (2)


Hi Withers,

There isn't any specific way to simulate what you are mentioning with a variable. When there is an event with an associated "Link to" interaction, its needed to select always the screen where the link will be directed.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


Sonia Durán


I have come up with a quasi-solution that may help other people if they have the same issue.

On each page I put a hidden text element that simply says REFRESH. That never appears on the screen for the users. I then created a variable called refresh page with a default value of 0.

Whenever I need to refresh a page (either on a master or on a screen) I simply change the value of the refresh_page variable from 0 to 1.

It works as follows:

On the REFRESH text element I have a 'on variable change' action that gets triggered when the refresh_page variable changes. This action links back to the current page.

Finally on this element I put an 'on page load' event to reset the refresh_page variable back to zero.

For me this was helpful because I have a very data intensive application that has different states on the same screen. I have a nav menu that is used to set various parameters and is persistent on all pages.