I have created a VisualForce home page component that uses the Analytics API to show a chart.

<apex:page >
<analytics:reportChart reportId="XXX" size="tiny" cacheResults="false"></analytics:reportChart>

When users click on the chart, the chart's report opens in the component's iframe. How should I get the report to open in the top window?

2 Answers 2


Try wrap it with link to your report like this:

<a onclick="window.top.location = '/REPORT_ID'">
        <analytics:reportChart reportId="REPORT_ID"  size="tiny" cacheResults="false"></analytics:reportChart>
  • this isn't working
    – jaw999
    Commented Mar 7, 2016 at 18:11
  • This also does not work for me. <analytics:reportChart> will always trump and ignore the surrounding anchor.
    – rmarq423
    Commented Jun 14, 2017 at 15:46

You should be able to use the <base> html tag in the VF page markup to target the links within the iframe to open in the top-most window.

This works with other types of items rendered within Visualforce Home Page Components and should, in theory, work with the charts as well.

<apex:page >
    <!-- all links in this VF page will target the top-most window element -->
    <base target="_top" />

    <analytics:reportChart reportId="XXX" size="tiny" cacheResults="false"></analytics:reportChart>

Similarly, an example that uses the enhancedList tag in a VF page embedded within a Home Page Component (iframe).

<apex:page showHeader="true" sidebar="false">
    <base target="_top" />
    <apex:enhancedList type="Activity" height="300" rowsPerPage="10"  />
  • I wasn't able to get your first example to work correctly. There must be some relevant implementation difference between the reportChart tag and the enhancedList tag. (Thanks for replying to this, though.)
    – Randolph
    Commented Oct 2, 2014 at 12:31
  • @user10299, well that's too bad. I didn't look at the report chart component specifically to see what technology it is using but the <base> tag generally comes in handy for situations like this.
    – Mark Pond
    Commented Oct 2, 2014 at 14:50

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