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Filtering Data

You can use filters to quickly find and display data on your dashboard charts. To filter on attributes in your data, use row-level filters. These filters can be saved, reused, or shared with others in your environment. For more information, see Using Row-Level Filters.

Wild card filters can also be used to filter the data on your dashboard charts. Wild card filters are row-level filters that allow you to filter and analyze the data in a chart that matches specific combinations of character patterns. For more information, see Applying Wild Card Filters to a Chart or Dashboard.

Keysets are collections of unique data values that can be saved and used in further data analysis across data sources. They allow you to perform multipass and multisource filtering of the data. You can create a keyset by selecting a single field for the keyset from chart data. Filtering the chart data before creating the keyset limits the unique data values the keyset includes. The field you select for the keyset is known as the keyset's key field. Keysets can be applied as filters to other charts that use the same or different data sources. For more information about keysets, see Using Keysets.

To filter on metrics and custom metrics, use aggregates, known as group filters. For more information about group filters, see Using Group Filters.

You can create and modify derived fields and custom metrics on the Filters sidebar while you are applying filters to your data. See About Custom Metrics and About Derived Fields.

Row-level, keyset, and group filters can be combined on a chart to provide the detail you need.

When working with multiple filter types on the same chart, row-level filters (including wild card filters) are applied first to a chart, keyset filters are applied second, and group filters are applied last on the aggregated result set.

You can apply filters to individual charts in your dashboard or across all dashboard charts. Ordinarily, for a single filter to be applied across the dashboard, all the charts in the dashboard must be created from the same data source. However, if you create cross-source links for the different data sources in a dashboard, a single filter can be applied to all the charts in the dashboard, based on those cross-source links. See Creating Cross-Source Links.

The following links contain more detailed instructions and examples for using filters.

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