Using search in filter controls

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1. Overview

This article shows you how to use the search functionality that is built into various filter controls.

2. Member filters

Member and member range filters have a search box which is accessible when you switch to View mode. This lets you search for specific hierarchy members.

Search box for a member filter
Search box for a member filter

As you type your search text in the box, a flat list of search results is displayed. If a search result item corresponds to an intermediate hierarchy level, you can expand the item further to see its child items.

Flat list of search results
Flat list of search results

If you want to know what hierarchy level a search result item corresponds to, hover over the item to see its level and caption displayed in a tooltip.

Tooltip shows the hierarchy level of the search result item
Tooltip shows the hierarchy level of the search result item

If you want to hide the search box for a member filter, go to its Properties and uncheck the Show Search property.

Show Search property for a member filter
Show Search property for a member filter

3. Textbox filter

The textbox filter control can be connected to text-based columns (e.g., FirstName) as well as single/collection parameters. This means the textbox filter can be used to filter hierarchies as well.

To use the textbox filter, type your search text and then press ENTER.

Using a textbox filter on the FirstName column
Using a textbox filter on the FirstName column

Using a textbox filter with a hierarchy
Using a textbox filter with a hierarchy

In the case of a hierarchy, you can set the textbox filter's Re-Search On Load property to True to have it re-search the hierarchy whenever the dashboard is loaded.

Re-Search On Load property
Re-Search On Load property

4. See also

 

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