Filter Visualizations by Metric Values

You can filter your data by values of the metrics used in your visualization. For example, you can display data that corresponds to a specific metric value, falls within or outside of a certain interval, or is greater than the specified value.

The filter by metric value is available in all visualizations with at least one attribute or date (in other than the Metrics section) except for headlines. The value is applied after the date and attribute filters.

You can use any local metric (that is, any metric already in your visualization) to filter by its values.

Add a Metric Value Filter to a Visualization


  1. In the visualization that you want to filter, click the filter bar dropdown icon.

  2. In the Metric value section, select the metric that you want to use for filtering, and click Apply.

    Analytical Designer adds the metric to the filter bar.

    filter bar
  3. Click the metric in the filter bar and select one of the logical operators.

    filter metric
  4. Specify the values for filtering, and click Apply.

    If your visualization displays data as percentages (the options Stack to 100% or Show in %), you must use the original values when specifying the filter, not the percentages.

    filter apply

    Analytical Designer now filters your data according to your configuration.

  • When you remove a metric used to filter the visualization, Analytical Designer removes the filter as well.
  • If you remove all attributes and dates from your visualization, the filter by metric value is removed.

The following image shows a visualization before and after the filtering specified above is applied.

multiple filters

Filter Null Values

A null value (null) means that there is no data available. Null values are displayed as dashes (-). Null values are not the same as zero values (0).

When you filter your data and the target values include null values, you can decide whether such values should be included in the final filtered visualization. To include the null values, select the Treat blank values as 0 checkbox.

For example, you have a visualization that displays an average check size ($ Avg Check Size) and the number of owned locations (# Owned Locations) in different states. The visualization is filtered to display only the states with fewer than two owned locations.

  • In this picture, the visualization has a filter with the option Treat blank values as 0 selected and therefore it shows the states with no owned locations (null values are included).

    treat blank as 0
  • In this picture, the visualization has a filter with the option deselected and therefore shows only the states with at least one location owned.

    do not treat blank as 0