Filtering data in a dashboard
You can filter the data displayed in a dashboard,
to display only the information that you require. For example, you can
filter data based on:
values (or elements) of an attribute. For example, the Customer attribute
contains values that represent individual customers. You can choose
to display income data only for the customers you are interested in.
value of a metric. For example, you can filter the data to show sales
numbers for products whose current inventory count falls below a certain
level, or data for the top 5% of performers on a sales team.
You can filter the data in a dashboard at multiple levels:
can simultaneously filter the data displayed on every visualization
on the currently displayed sheet. For example, a dashboard contains
a grid and a heat map, which both display sales data for a series
of sales regions. Both visualizations are displayed on the Sales sheet.
If you choose to only display data for the Northeast and Southeast
regions, both the grid and the heat map will be updated to only include
data for Northeast and Southeast, as shown in the image below. For
steps, see Filtering
the data on a sheet in a dashboard.
a sheet also updates the data in any dataset objects displayed
in text fields on the sheet. (A dataset object is an attribute
or metric from a dataset.) For example, the sheet displayed above
also contains text that uses the region object combined with the
static text “Revenue Data for”. When you select Northeast, the
text displays as "Revenue Data for Northeast".
dashboard can contain multiple sheets, each filtered in a specific
way. Layers of data can be filtered in the same way, in separate
pages on the same sheet.
can filter the data displayed in a single visualization, without affecting
the data displayed in any other visualization. For steps, see Filtering
data in a visualization.