Disconnecting visualizations and filter widgets
By default, visualizations and filter widgets communicate with each other. When you highlight a data point in one visualization or filter widget, you filter the data in all other visualizations or filter widgets that use the same data. Sometimes you want to keep one or more visualizations not change when you highlight a data point elsewhere.
Visualizations that use different data sources also communicate with each other if there are matching column names in multiple sources. For example, if Year from one data source is included in a visualization and Year from another data source is included in another visualization, the two visualizations are connected by default through the matching Year column.
You can see what's connected, create new connections, disable connections, and create new groups of connections. To view and modify widget connections, there must be at least two visualizations or filter widgets on the canvas.
On the toolbar, click the View widget connections icon.
Matching numbers on the visualizations and filter widgets mean that they are connected to each other. The visualizations and filter widget must come from the same source to be connected.
- Click a visualization or filter widget with a number shown in the middle.
- To disconnect a visualization or filter widget from all others on the canvas, click the Break all links icon.
- To create a new connection, click the Create new connection icon.
- To add a visualization or filter widget to an existing group of connections, click the Add to an existing connection icon and select the connection.
- To stop working with the widget connections, click the View widget connections icon again.