Custom filters

You can create simple to complex custom filters with Dashboard Designer. You can restrict the data that is displayed by a filter by using queries in the filter. You can create filters for all the data sources, except Cloud APM, ITM, Monitoring, and Cloud Event Management data sources. Based on the number of filter values, you can assign a filter control for each custom filter. For dashboards or widgets that are created by using JDBC connector and manual data definitions, you can enable multiple selections for the filter controls. The filter controls and multiple selections options are displayed on Engine. Use the multi select filter option to select multiple filter values on Engine.

You can create two types of custom filters:
Direct or independent filter
Use these filters to specify the parsed and displayed values for a dashboard. You can also use values that are specified in the data definitions queries.
Based on the values that are passed to the filter you can create the following variations:
  • Filters with static values
  • Filters with values through a store
Conditional or dependent filter
Conditional or dependent filters are based on direct or independent filters. The conditional filters refine the values that are filtered by the direct filter based on a specific condition.
Note: You cannot use any default filters to create custom filters.

When you create filters, you can specify a filter label along with a filter name. Filter name is unique to a filter whereas filter label can be shared across multiple filters. For example, you can create multiple datetime filters with same or different filter labels. The filter labels are displayed only when attach filters to widgets and dashboards and preview or publish the widgets and dashboards.

The All Filters page displays the audit trail information for all the custom filters. The audit trail information provides details of the user who created or modified the custom filters and the date and time when the custom filter were created or modified.