The way freeform tables and visualizations link is our number 1 issue with workspace so really hope you do something about this! 🙂
From a end user "self service" perspective, we are having terrible trouble getting workspace to work for us because of the way visualizations (e.g. line graphs) and freeform tables interact.
Use case 1:
Scenario: We give an end user access to a freefrom table that has a visualisation attached to it.
Issue: As soon as the end user interacts with the table (e.g.clicks or searches) the visualization completely breaks as the 'focus' changes in the freeform table
Desired outcome: we want the end user to be able to interact with the table and have the outcome reflected in the visualization without the visualization becoming meaningless.
For instance, where a visualization is set up to show top five items, the end user should be unable to change the visualization from showing the top 5 items in the freeform table, but should be able to interact with the table to influence what the top 5 items are e.g. by searching, adding a segment etc.
Use case 2:
Scenario: We want to display 3 different visuals off one table of data
Issue: it's not possible, so we end up with 4 seperate tables driving the visualization where one would have been enough:
3 hidden tables for the visualizations
1 visible table for the user to see.
the 2 issues with this are:
interactions with the visible table are not reflected in the visualizations
maintenance overhead/build time
if you could find a way to make the "lock selected positions" option actually lock to the selected positions on the selected freeform table (rather than creating another table in the background) I think it could solve both of the above