Documentation Controls and Variables

FAQs about Controls and Variables

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The Range Input control allows users to dynamically filter charts based on a numeric range.

Relative Date Variables allow you to specify a dynamic date which can be used wherever you would enter a fixed date value.

Date Sliders are useful for analyzing periods of time. Additional dimensionality can be added by putting a measure into your Date Slider.

Filter your Dropdown's results according to the selection made in a connected Dropdown.

Edit the WHERE statement in SQL Mode in order for your Text Input Controls to allow a list of search terms to filter your charts.

When setting a Dropdown control to Show All on the empty state, the connected charts won't be filtered when no Dropdown selections are made.

Use a CASE statement in a Dropdown Control to customize the results appearing in the list.

To create a dropdown with a key value pair, edit your dropdown to add a second column into dimension; this column will be the display values.