Filters

You must have designer rights to create content filters for dashboards and documents.

Xtraction enables you to narrow the viewable data in a dashboard or document by using filters. Each filter imposes a set of filter conditions on a single data source. Xtraction has two types of content filters, standard and advanced, as well as several types of filter conditions that you can apply to those filters.

It's recommended that you become familiar with filter conditions before creating a standard or advanced filter.

Standard and advanced filters

With standard filters, you can:

Impose an unstructured list of one or more conditions per filter.

Save as a named item within a folder, and reuse for any number of data components.

Apply at the level of a dashboard or individual component.

Apply as the default filter during the design process.

Interact with the filter by clicking the icon displayed in the dashboard and individual component panes.

With advanced filters, you can:

Build a nesting structure using logic operators (AND, OR).

Apply at the component level within a dashboard or document.

Interact with the filter by clicking the icon displayed in the individual component panes.

Apply as the default filter during the design process.

Use only once; advanced filters can't be saved.

Use advanced filters when the flat list of conditions in a standard filter can't produce the correct results. Advanced filters differ from standard filters only by the option to create nested sets of conditions using AND/OR operators.