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Assigning Data and Customizing the Filter

After I drag the combo box onto my dashboard, I need to rename it and assign data to it.

 

option to drag the combo box onto the dashboard, rename it and assign data to it from the designer canvas

 

I would like my combo box to filter data by date, so I will click the “Settings” button in the upper right corner of the filter, click the “Properties” tab, and type “Select Date” into the combo box’s name field.

option to rename properties tab to Select Date using the settings menu

Next, I will click the “Assign Data” tab and will drag the “Date” field to the “Column” box.

Assign Data tab helps to set Date field to the Column box

The “Date” field sorts data by year by default, but I would like to be able to filter data by the individual days of the month. To update my filter, I need to click the “Options” button that appears beside the “Date” field and select “Day.”

Options button that appears beside the Date field and select Day

 

preview button in the upper right corner of the dashboard helps to view the dashboard launched in the web browser page

Now, my filter has been created, and I can select any date from the combo box in order to see the maximum temperature data for that day.

 

To test my filter’s functionality, I can click the “Preview” button in the upper right corner of my dashboard and navigate to the combo box.

 

I can select a date from my combo box, and my widget will show me the maximum temperature for that day.

dashboard view allows to select the date range from the combo box

widget explores the maximum temperature for the day

If I would like to clear the filter, I need only click the “Clear Master Filter” button that appears in the upper right corner of my combo box, and the widget will return to its original appearance.

widget allows to return to its original appearance using Clear Master Filter button

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