Add Filters to Dashboards

Enhance your data analysis with advanced dashboard filtering capabilities, designed for intuitive and efficient user experiences. Dashboard filters consist of:

  • Date Filters: Customize your data view with filters for all available time, specific date ranges (static periods), time relative to the current date (relative periods), and predefined timeframes like days, weeks, or months.

  • Attribute Filters: Segment and analyze data more effectively by applying filters based on specific attribute values. This includes options for single or multiple value selections, rearranging filters, and custom display settings for attribute values.

  • Dependent Attribute Filters: Enhance filter relevance by linking them, so selections in one filter determine the available choices in another. This feature supports bidirectional dependencies and requires a shared dataset for proper functionality.

These features collectively aim to provide a more dynamic and contextually rich data visualization experience, ensuring that you can easily navigate and interpret complex data sets.

Default Filtering Options

All newly created dashboards come with a ready-to-use date filter and enabled cross-filtering.


Cross-filtering refers to the default dashboard behaviour which lets viewers of the dashboard click on any data point within a visualization, like a pie chart slice or a bar graph segment, to instantly apply an attribute filter to the entire dashboard using that specific attribute value.

Showing off cross-filtering

Clicking on data points in different visualizations overrides any previously active cross-filters.

The following limitations apply:

  • Cross-filtering does not apply to date filters.
  • Geocharts do not support cross-filtering.
  • Pivot tables currently do not support cell highlighting. While clicking on a cell will create attribute filters, it’s important to note that users might not be able to visually identify the specific cell in the table from which the filter was generated.

Disable Cross-filtering

Cross-filtering can be toggled off for individual dashboards.


  1. Open the dashboard in Edit mode.

  2. Click on the cogwheel in the top right corner and toggle cross-filtering:

    Toggle cross-filtering
  3. Save your dashboard changes.

Reset Filters

As a dashboard viewer, your selections in dashboard filters are saved locally in your browser’s local storage. This ensures that your filter presets are remembered when you revisit the dashboard. To revert the dashboard filters to their default settings, simply click the Reset all filters button.

Reset all filters button

Note that cross-filtering selections are not saved in local storage. You can reset these either by using the Reset all filters button, but also by simply refreshing the webpage.