Controls and Variables FAQs

Controls

  • Add a measure to a Date Slider
    Date Sliders are great to analyze periods of time, but what if you added a detail to your slider where you could focus on a sudden and unexpected uptick to analyze and drill into what’s going on?…
  • Create a dependent Dropdown
    When creating a Dropdown to filter your charts, you may run into a situation where your control contains too many results to be useful or easily searchable. To narrow down your available results depending on a certain condition…
  • Filter a Text Input with wildcards
    What if you want to have a Text Input Control on your dashboard where you can enter a list of different search terms to filter your chart?…
  • Range Input example
    We have a Range Input Control that can help you filter your charts by a numeric range. This Control can be used in various types of charts…
  • Show All setting for dashboard Controls
    If you need help understanding how what the Show All setting means, you can refer to this article for more information…
  • Use CASE statements with Dropdowns
    You can use CASE statements to customize your Dropdowns, changing the values appearing in the dropdown list…
  • Use key-value pairs in a Dropdown
    For use with a Chartio Dropdown Control, the key is a unique ID and the value is the easy way for a user to identify the key…

Variables

  • Relative Date Variables examples
    Chartio’s Relative Date Variables allow you to generate a custom date that can be used anywhere you would enter a date value…