Displaying Distinct Parameters

In a dashboard filter, you can ensure that parameters show a distinct 'key':'value' pair.

This option ensures that each selection is processed by the filter as a distinct 'key':'value' pair. By default, the selections are passed as a 'key':'list of values'.

This option enables a single filter to be potentially used for multiple purposes.

  1. In dashboard Edit mode, hover over a filter until its controls appear on the top right.

    active filter based on state field
    Active Filter
  2. Click the icon (gear).

    configuring a filter
    Configuring the Filter

    The Settings modal window appears.

  3. In the Settings modal window, under Display Settings tab, check the following option:

    • Emit distinct parameters for each item selected
    • [This is on by default] Remember previous selections
  4. Click Apply.
    Settings: Display Settings configuration
    Settings: Display Settings configuration
  5. Click the icon in the top right corner to view the current parameters.

    Notice when the Emit distinct parameters for each item selected option is selected, parameters show a distinct 'key':'value' pair.

    emit distinct parameters option
    Emit Distinct Parameters Option