Dashboard Filters

The widgets on the dashboard use either a dataset or a script as a data source. Most scripts use datasets as well, hence the basis of every widget is one or multiple datasets. The global filters are applied to all datasets belonging to widgets in the corresponding section. But the global timestamp filter only affects columns with a key ending in ".timestamp" and the global thing filter only affects those columns with a key ending in ".thing". These are the metadata columns of the different events.
Example for metadata columns which get filtered by the global filter.
So for example the first column in the picture below would be affected by the global thing filter. The second column would be affected by the global timestamp filter but the third one not even though it is of type timestamp.
Note that if a global filter is set to "None" it does not override any column filters. This behaviour is different for custom filters.

  1. 1.
    First, choose the section in which you want to change the global filter settings.
  2. 2.
    You can select and copy the filter ID. This ID is used in the dashboard sharing URL.
  3. 3.
    Set a default value for the global timestamp filter (problems with changing default global timestamp filter?).
  4. 4.
    You can synchronize the global timestamp filter across all sections with this checkbox.
  5. 5.
    If you do not want someone with view permissions to change the global timestamp filter you can hide it with this checkbox.
Note, if you have a default setting for a hidden filter the default setting will still get applied.

Custom filters can be used to filter other columns than a thing or timestamp column. A custom filter can be set to filter multiple columns of one type. Columns which are used in additional data sources (progress bar limits, gauge chart color states, plot lines in multi charts) are also available.
Defining a custom number filter for section 1.
If a global filter and a custom filter are applied to the same column the custom filter will always override the global filter.
Note that, if a custom filter is set to "None" this will be also applied to the defined column, erasing the filter which was defined in the dataset.
If multiple widgets from one section use the same dataset the custom filter can not differentiate between these widgets and will always filter the column for those widgets.

When clicked on a widget in the dashboard edit mode, the “Widget” menu appears. If there is a need to allow showing widgets with the original dataset (or script) filters even when the dashboard gets filtered, there is an option to disable dashboard filters for that widget.
To disable dashboard filters, enable option "Disable dashboard filters" in the widget menu.
Enable/disable dashboard filters for a widget
Disable dashboard filters option is disabled by default.
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Global Filters
Setting for Global Filters
Custom (non-global) Filters