A filter specifies the conditions that rows must meet to be retrieved from tables when the data module is used with reports, dashboards, explorations, and other Cognos® Analytics content.
Data modules support the following types of filters:
- Embedded filters.
These filters are always applied to a table when the data module is used in dashboards, reports, explorations, and so on.
- Selectable filters.
These filters are created as selectable items in the data module tree, inside a table or at the root of the data module. The users can decide whether to apply these filters to dashboards, reports, explorations, and so on.
Security filters are a different type of filters that are specified at the source level. For more information, see Securing data.