Using the parameter update button

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1. Overview

The Parameter Update Button lets users decide when changes in filters should be applied to the connected visualizations. This is useful when you want to first set filter values to multiple filters before retrieving data.

2. Set up the dashboard

Consider the following visualization placed on a dashboard:

Add the data visualization
Add the data visualization

Add a filter and connect it to one of the hierarchies. In this example, it is connected to the slicer.

Add and connect the filter
Add and connect the filter

Note that without the Parameter Update Button, data is retrieved right away after changing the filter:

Data filtered immediately
Data filtered immediately

From the toolbar under Filters, choose Update Button.

Add the update button
Add the update button

Assign the filters that should wait for this button to be clicked before being applied.

Assign filters to this update button
Assign filters to this update button

To change the button text, choose Edit Button Text in the toolbar.

3. Testing

Change the filter value. Notice that data is not retrieved right away.

Testing
Testing

Click the update button to see the changes to the filtering applied.

Result
Result

4. See also

 

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