Check similar parameters in a view

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1. Overview

This article describes the Check Similar option which makes it easy to connect a filter or view parameter to multiple metric sets.

Suppose you have multiple metric sets displayed on a dashboard where each one makes use of the same or a compatible hierarchy (e.g., OrderDate). When you first add a filter, compatible hierarchies are automatically connected in all of the visualizations you had selected. After the filter is first added, you can still choose to connect to all compatible hierarchies in one step.

2. Using the Filter Visualizations panel

Open the Filter Visualizations panel by choosing Connect Filters in the toolbar.

Expand the hierarchy you want to connect to (e.g., OrderDate) to find its associated parameter (e.g., OrderDate (RangeDateTime, AllHierarchyValues)).

Right-click on this parameter and select Check Similar from the context menu, or select the parameter and click Check Similar from the toolbar.

Check similar parameters in the view
Check similar parameters in the view

Parameters of hierarchies from other metric sets of the same type and with the same unique name will be automatically checked for you.

This functionality is also applicable to measures - in this case, compatible measures are those of the same data type.

3. Using the Parameters window

You can also perform the automatic connection from the Parameters window.

Locate your view parameter in the window. Right-click on the view parameter and select Edit from the menu, or select the view parameter and click Edit from the toolbar.

Edit the view parameter
Edit the view parameter

Expand one of the hierarchies or measures you want to connect to until you see its associated parameter. Right-click on this parameter and select Check Similar from the menu, or select the parameter and click Check Similar from the toolbar.

Check Similar option from Parameters window
Check Similar option from Parameters window

Parameters from other metric sets of the same type and with the same unique name (in the case of a hierarchy) will be automatically checked for you.

4. See also

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