Evaluating URL Parameters in Custom Portal

I have a use case where I would like to evaluate parameters (filters) in the page URL so that I can create advanced workflows in the portal. Can I run scripts in an html block to accomplish this?

This can be done in an html block just as you mentioned. Here is some code, which finds a particular filter name in the URL and passes the value into a variable. You could use this to dynamically change other blocks, such as modifying the URL in a Tableau content block.

    var queryString = window.location.search;
    var urlParams = new URLSearchParams(queryString);
    var filterValue = urlParams.get('<filterName>')
    filterValue = filterValue.replace(' ', '')
    document.getElementById('filterValue').textContent = filterValue
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Here’s a simple example using a URL with a query string and the Chrome DevTools:

Here’s the code snippet:

> window.location.search
< "?q=zuar"
> var queryString = window.location.search
< undefined
> var urlParams = new URLSearchParams(queryString)
< undefined
> urlParams.get('q')
< "zuar"