Chart, Gauge, and Matrix Widgets can be filtered at the Dashboard level or individually:
- Dashboard filtering: A Filter Widget can be added to a Dashboard to filter all Widgets on the Dashboard by the same criteria (ex: Have all Widgets on the Dashboard display only Today's data).
When a Filter Widget is used on a Dashboard, the Filter Widget's properties define how the filter looks and behaves. The Dashboard's Filter properties define filtering persistence.
- Widget filtering: A Widget can also have its own defined date range filter (ex: Widget shows only data within the last year).
A Dashboard's Filter properties define whether or not filtering is persistent (that is, whether or not the Dashboard remembers the last filter you used and automatically displays it the next time you view the Dashboard, even between sessions). If persistence is not defined, the Widget's default filtering criteria is used each time the Dashboard is accessed.
Dashboard drill-down can be defined to honor filtering. For example, if the drill-down honors filtering (Filter Dashboard is selected on the Dashboard's Drill-Down page), when you filter a Dashboard to show only Today's data and then drill down into another Dashboard, then the drill-down Dashboard will also be filtered to show only Today's data. A Filter bar at the top of a drill-down Dashboard displays any filtering criteria. Users can remove the filter by clearing the filters.