Using the checkbox list filter

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1. Overview

A checkbox list filter shows a list of values with checkboxes directly on your dashboard or filter bar, allowing you to select one or multiple. When set up for single value selection, the checkboxes appear as 'radio buttons'.

Only the first level of the hierarchy is visible in the checkbox list.

2. Adding the checkbox list

The checkbox list filter can be connected to any hierarchy selected in your metric set.

In the following example, the checkbox list could be connected to either FirstName or ProductID.

Data Analysis Panel
Data Analysis Panel

With the visualization selected that you want to filter, add a Checkbox List filter from the toolbar.

Add a checkbox list filter
Add a checkbox list filter

If not already connected, select your hierarchy to filter it in the popup that appears. You might need to uncheck a hierarchy before the other can be listed.

Connect the filter to your hierarchy
Connect the filter to your hierarchy

You can now view and select one or more values from the hierarchy from the checkbox list displayed directly on the dashboard.

Result
Result

3. Properties

    • Hide Token Menu: If this is checked, the triangular token menu button will not be displayed.

      Checkbox list with token menu hidden
      Checkbox list with token menu hidden

    • Manual Items: If enabled, the item(s) displayed in the control are manually controlled instead of auto-populated from any associated view parameters. This can allow you to set up an interaction for each item. This is not applicable if the filter is connected to a hierarchy, like in the example above.
    • Single Selection Mode: If enabled, the checkbox list will allow only single selection and display as 'radio buttons' instead of checkboxes.

      Checkbox list in single selection mode
      Checkbox list in single selection mode

    • Vertical Layout: If this option in the Layout tab is un-checked, the checkbox list will be laid out horizontally instead of vertically.

      Checkbox list with horizontal layout
      Checkbox list with horizontal layout

4. See also

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