Filter child dashboards from a parent dashboard

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1. Overview

You can embed child dashboards inside a parent dashboard, and filter them from the parent dashboard. For example, you have existing dashboards, and you want to display them together inside a parent dashboard. At the same time, you want to add a filter control on the parent dashboard that will allow users to filter data on these child dashboards.

There is overhead when embedding dashboards as compared to using metric sets directly on the parent dashboard.

2. Pre-requisites

Design Overview

3. Add child dashboards

  1. Create first dashboard. or use your existing dashboard.

    Child dashboard no.1
    Child dashboard no.1

  2. Add a viewParameter.

    Add amember filter.
    Add amember filter.

    In this sample, a viewParameter is used. You can also use a regular filter parameter if needed. Watch the video on Creating and Using Filters on the Dashboard.

  3. Optional - Create second dashboard (or use your existing dashboard). Add viewParameter or a regular filter, same as in the first dashboard.

    Child dashboard no.2
    Child dashboard no.2

4. Add parent dashboard

  1. Create a new dashboard.
  2. Drag and drop the first child dashboard to the dashboard canvas.

    Drag and drop the first child dashboard
    Drag and drop the first child dashboard

  3. Drag and drop the second child dashboard to the dashboard canvas.
  4. Add a Member Filter. This will be used to filter both child dashboards.

    Add a member filter
    Add a member filter

    Optional - To change filter's the Label Text:

    Set the label text
    Set the label text

     

  5. Setup the member filter and bind to the child dashboards' parameters.

    Setup the member filter
    Setup the member filter

    If you used regular filters on the child dashboards, you can prevent them from displaying on the parent dashboard by ticking the Hide Parameter Controls checkbox.

    Hide the child dashboard filters
    Hide the child dashboard filters

5. View the dashboard and test the filter

View the dashboard and test the filter.
View the dashboard and test the filter.

6. See also

 

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