Displaying A Parameter Text Box

In a dashboard filter, you can specify a parameter filter text box.

If checked, this option supersedes all other values included in the Specified values option, on the Values tab of the Settings window modal. Instead, the user enters a parameter value they want to use at runtime, or search for data that matches certain values.. It creates a simple search box filter.

  1. In dashboard Edit mode, hover over a filter that is already added to the dashboard, until the 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:

    • Display a text box parameter
    • [This is on by default] Remember previous selections
    Checking 'Display a textbox parameter' option
    Settings: Display Settings configuration
  4. Click Apply.

    Parameter filter text box appears.

    Text box Parameter Filter
    Parameter Filter Text Box
  5. Enter a value in the text box. We entered All-Bran.
    Entering a value in the text box
    Enter a Value in the Text Box
  6. The visual displays only All-Bran details.
    Displaying the value entered in the text box
    Display the Value Entered in the Text Box