Add 'Global' Filters

John-Arne Stokkan shared this idea 49 days ago
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Client would like the ability to create filters independently based on data sources (not related to reports), and adding these filters to dashboards and linking them to elements (or re-use across reports).

For a way to set up hierarchies and filters that can be used in any report or dashboard even if the report does not share the same data source?


Thanks

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Hey John-Arne,

I hope you are well!


This idea has now been raised with the development team and I have added the development task ID to this idea, so I can keep track of the progress - and all updates regarding this idea will be posted here :)

I will go ahead an mark this as 'Idea Logged' - I hope thats ok!


Best Wishes,

Lesley

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Hi Lesley. Yes, absolutely. Thank you for this.

Kind regards

John-Arne

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Explanation of the idea...

Create global filters with their own hierarchy based on a datasource. These filters can be applied to any dashboard and linked to multiple items by linking matching dimension. A global filter can be added to any dashboard and be used to filter any reports/items that can be linked, even where the items have different data source as long as they share the same dimension values.

Thanks.

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It would also be good for a global date filter, where the user can create custom date hierarchy without a data source and thus avoid the need of creating a date table in the database.

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Hey John-Arne,

I have gone and added your explanation and additional note for the date filter to the development task!


Best Wishes,

Lesley